FreeScore.com Provides "Common Credit Questions" Service; Offers Free Answers on Timely Personal Finance, Budgeting and Credit Score Questions
The first post provides answers to common questions about recent mortgage programs from the government
Norwalk, Conn. — March 5, 2012 — As a free service to the public, FreeScore.com has created a "Common Credit Questions" service to answer timely questions about personal finance, budgeting,
To help the public understand the basics of the new government mortgage settlement programs, Home Affordability Refinance Program (HARP) and Home Affordability Modification Program (HAMP), FreeScore.com has developed a list of common questions and answers, which can be found in the "Common Credit Questions Answered" section of FreeScore.com.
Analytics firm CoreLogic has reported that 22.1 percent of homeowners owe more than their property is worth. The problem stems from the fast declining real estate values of the last few years. Mortgage rates have dropped too, but millions of borrowers have been unable to take advantage of the lower rates because they have "negative equity" â€“ their mortgages are worth more than the value of the underlying property. A large percentage of those borrowers fell behind on their payments, leading to foreclosures.
Consumers with better credit and higher credit scores can generally secure home loans more easily, and take advantage of low refinancing and other options that may not be available to borrowers who have credit problems. It is important for consumers to track, monitor and understand their credit scores and related information from each of the national credit bureaus – TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — in order to secure the best loan and interest rates possible, and to be in a better position to negotiate with lenders.
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