The topics of creditworthiness and credit history are constantly at the forefront of people’s minds when applying for or renewing their mortgage. The world is full of people from different walks of life, so it goes without saying that we’re all in a different situation when it comes to debt. Some have very little debt, with different combinations of credit cards and few trade lines (like student loans). Some of us may have none, which isn’t always great. There are ways to use credit and debt strategically, and make it work in our favour!
Shopping around for a better mortgage rate is very common, and often encouraged. It’s obvious; people don’t want to pay a higher rate if there’s a lower one available! Getting the best mortgage rate can be a competitive feat – clients want to be sure they got the best mortgage rate possible.
However, it’s an irrelevant topic. Mortgage rates change often, and each client’s situation is different!