If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may be surprised when you apply for your first mortgage. You suddenly find out your credit score is too low and your dream of owning a home seems to be disappearing. Unless you can find a way to raise your credit score, but how? Many first-time home buyers have faced this question. Even though interest rates are low, and money is available, first-time buyers find themselves being denied because their credit scores are too low.
The average credit score is 695. That leaves a significant number of Americans just under the 700-score threshold many banks require. The following are some tips on how to raise your credit score before beginning the application process.