Thursday, November 26, 2015

The perils of having no credit

I've seen it too many times.
Young people come into my office looking for a mortgage. Through hard work and discipline they have saved between $50,000 and $100,000 for a down payment and I cannot give them a mortgage.
Why? Because they have no credit score. It's not that they have poor credit, it's that they don't have any at all. They thought they were doing all the right things (and they were). They lived within their means, only bought items (even cars) when they had the money and don't owe anyone anything. But it's time to purchase their first home and the banks won't give them money.  Click here for entire article