Credit Score: Take Control of Your Financial Future

How does my credit impact buying and selling a house?

Credit impacts your mortgage eligibility, which may influence your ability to buy a home. Typically, the higher your credit score, the more money lenders will extend to you and at better interest rates. You can still buy a home with lower credit, but it can be more expensive as the interest rates you pay on the loan could be higher.

What credit information do I get from Rocket Homes?

Gain access to your free TransUnion® Credit Report and VantageScore® 3.0, updated every week. See your payment history, account information, and get credit monitoring alerts anytime your report changes.

When does pulling your credit affect your credit score?

Checking your credit with Rocket Homes is a soft inquiry and won’t hurt your score. This is different than a hard inquiry that lenders do when you apply for a loan or credit card. This shows up on your credit report, and too many hard inquiries can impact your score.

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How do I raise my score?

There are several ways you can improve your credit score including:

  1. 1. Making all your payments on-time and in full.
  2. 2. Keeping your credit utilization and debt levels low.
  3. 3. Having a mix of different credit accounts.
  4. 4. Limiting the amount of hard inquiries on your report.
  5. 5. Dispute any wrong information on your report that may be hurting your score.
To learn more ways to improve your score over time, you can visit our Learning Center.

What credit do I need to get the best loan/rate?

While lenders vary in what score will pre-qualify you and at what interest rate, our sister company, Rocket Mortgage requires a minimum FICO credit score of 620 for a conventional loan and 580 for an FHA loan. A higher credit score will generally help get you better loan terms and a lower interest rate, which will save you money over time.

How does my credit affect my ability to get a mortgage?

Your credit score is one of the many factors that determine if you qualify to get a mortgage and at what interest rates. Lenders look at your credit score, income, debt levels and several other factors when they’re deciding if they will lend you money.

It’s important to understand your credit score and the factors that influence it as you start searching for a home. This will help you understand what you might qualify for and give you time to improve your credit before applying for a mortgage if you need to.

What is a credit score?

A credit score is a number between 300 and 850 that is used to represent a person’s creditworthiness. Typically, the higher the score, the better your chances of qualifying for a loan at a good interest rate.

Your credit report shows specific information about your loans and credit cards, which influences your credit score. You’re able to see both your full credit report and score with Rocket Homes!

Who does Rocket Homes partner with to get my score?

Rocket Homes partners with TransUnion® to provide your TransUnion® Credit Report and your VantageScore® 3.0.

What are credit errors and how do I report them?

Sometimes errors can occur on your credit report, for example, your address is wrong or there’s an account named that isn’t yours. We receive your credit report directly from TransUnion®. If there's an error on your report, you can file a dispute directly through them. You can contact TransUnion® at (800) 916-8800 or begin a dispute on their website.

For further information, please visit TransUnion®'s FAQ page.