If you are starting to think about buying a home, you are likely also thinking about the variety of home loans there are available and how much you will be able to borrow.
There are simple and effective ways to increase the amount a lender will give you to buy a house, beginning with the cancellation of unused credit cards.
Lenders will take credit cards into account when making a decision about how much to lend you, regardless if you do not use them so it is best to cancel them as soon as possible.
If you have credit cards that you do not wish to cancel, reduce your credit card limit instead, as it will improve how much you can borrow on your home loan.
While you are sizing up your credit card situation, also check the interest rate on any store cards from a department store and look at the opportunity to consolidate as they will impact the amount you can borrow.
There are many more tips for increasing your borrowing power that would be best explained by a mortgage broker, as they have extensive knowledge about borrowing guidelines.
It may also help to try out a mortgage calculator as it will give you a good idea of how much you are able to borrow.
To get more detailed information on your situation, talk to a Loan Market mortgage broker today.