Before starting your house hunt in Arlington, VA you should check your credit. Trade Commission study found that 20% of all consumer credit reports have mistakes. You can do this by going to www.AnnualCreditReport.com
The only issue with this report – they won’t give you credit scores – which is crucial information for getting a loan. You can pay extra and get the scores, but then is it really free – right?
Or you can call a reputable lender – and he or she will do it for you for free. Please don’t call the 1-800 number on your bank statement and speak to a clueless rookie. Ask me, your friends and family for a name – and then call that person.