After spending over 16 years in the mortgage lending industry I have identified seven myths that consumers commonly hold regarding their credit score. Over the course of the next few weeks I am going to breakdown each myth and help you better understand how your credit scores are determined so that you can achieve a better outcome for your next loan application.
The fourth myth is that a person’s job and level of income contribute to their credit score. This is not true. A person’s job and/ or income are not data points included in the algorithm that determines a credit score. Certainly higher incomes allow households to better afford their payments and make it less likely they would incur adverse events. But, at the end of the day a person’s credit score is entirely based on their previous credit behavior.
As THIS ARTILCE points out the information that contributes to a person’s credit score are……
- How length of a person’s credit history
- If they have repaid their loans as agreed
- If they have any missed payments which were 30+ days delinquent
- How they are currently using debt (is the overall level of debt increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable?)
- The mix of different types of credit accounts
- If they have any past derogatory events like bankruptcies, foreclosures, short sales, judgements, or collections.
- If they have recently made other credit inquiries
Please contact me today to learn more about your home loan options.