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New FICO “Resilience” Credit Score Could Help Borrowers

New FICO “Resilience” Credit Score Could Help Borrowers

As the U.S. economy reels from record-high unemployment and continued COVID-19 shutdowns, the Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO), a global analytics company and producer of the FICO credit score, released a new credit index recently it hopes will keep mortgage

Jul 15, 2020 | Credit Mortgage News

Is Down Payment Assistance Still Available During COVID-19?

Is Down Payment Assistance Still Available During COVID-19?

Even as the demand for mortgage loans has ramped up since the coronavirus crisis began, some aspects of the home loan market have changed. With millions of homeowners applying for mortgage forbearance, lenders have had to take measures to mitigate possibl

Jul 08, 2020 | Home Buying or Selling First-time Homebuyers

Buying a First Home in an Expensive Area

Buying a First Home in an Expensive Area

For Utahs living and working in the nation’s most expensive real estate markets, homeownership can seem like the impossible dream. Prices are high and options can be limited. It may feel like home values rise faster than your ability to save up for

Jul 01, 2020 | Home Buying or Selling First-time Homebuyers

7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Before Applying for a Utah Mortgage

7 Tips to Improve Your Credit Before Applying for a Utah Mortgage

In addition to income and assets, your credit profile is one of the biggest factors in determining whether you qualify for a mortgage. If your credit score is not currently in a desirable range, there are plenty of ways you can improve it to up your chanc

Jun 24, 2020 | Credit Conventional Loans

What is an ARM loan?

What is an ARM loan?

While fixed-rate loans are one of the most popular choices for mortgage loans, there is another choice: the adjustable-rate mortgage or ARM loan. If you’ve ever wondered what an ARM loan is or why anyone would want one, here is what you need to know

Jun 17, 2020 | Interest Rates Mortgage Basics

You Can You Still Get a Home Loan with Tighter Standards

You Can You Still Get a Home Loan with Tighter Standards

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, millions of Americans, including Utahs, have filed for unemployment. The resulting fear about being unable to pay for expenses has caused more than 3.5 million homeowners to apply for mortgage forbearance to date. Tha

Jun 10, 2020 | Mortgage News

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