Thinking of buying a house soon? You know you your credit report and FICO Score will affect your new home purchase, but did you ever think of how much an affect it has? I was reading an article by a fellow REALTOR® today who pointed out that a 20-40 point lower credit score will mean you will be paying quite a bit more in closing costs than someone who's FICO score is a bit higher. That is SERIOUS money out of your pocket!
When buying a first home, it is imperative to keep your closing costs as low as possible. That way you can have money in reserve for any repairs, updates and expenses that will come with home ownership. Being aware of your credit score and how it affects the cost of a loan could save you thousands.