When entering the buying real estate arena your credit rating needs to shine in order to get a favorable credit rating. The difference of just a few points can mean the savings of thousands of dollars over the course of thirty years. By taking these knowledgeable steps towards building your good credit, you’ll be on your way to purchasing real estate and on the road to financial freedom!It’s a good idea to make it a habit of checking your credit report on a monthly basis. It may be a mess right now, however once it’s cleaned up…it should only take ten minutes or so to make sure no surprises have came to your report. Another good idea is to make sure you don’t have to many consumer credit cards.It’s better to be maxed out on one card than to have various amounts scattered across many credit cards. Paying only the minimum due is no good! You’ll never get them paid off that way. It’s not unusual to still be making payments twenty years down the road.Charging up your cards more than you can afford is bad news! Stay within your budget. Your credit will take on a life form of it’s own into an uncontrollable snowball. Paying a day or two late will only cause unnecessary late fees and often raises interest rates.Most of the wrong information you find can be easily corrected online within a few days. If you find something you usually can make note so the bureau can do a research on it right away. You do want to keep in mind your not just making corrections on one credit bureau. You need to look at all three.Bad business practices is to ignore credit problems. When digging in your report and you do find a blemish attack it head-on with credit bureau. Make sure you check over your report again after they contact you saying they’ve made corrections. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found more errors when my corrected report was sent back to me!If you’re turned down for credit, you have the right to know why. The law says that creditors must give reasons and the name and addresses of which credit bureau gave you the negative mark. You have the right to request a copy without charge from the bureau that caused you to be rejected. If you can show the errors then contact that bureau once again and explain the problem. Once it’s fixed the bureau will contact you with the results.To rebuild credit just take one step at a time. Lenders are in the business to make money so they have to screen borrowers tactfully. As a result, once you know what they’re looking for, you can you address those areas to make yourself more creditworthy. Now that you’ve taken some great efforts at cleaning up your credit report. From that your armed and ready to start buying some real estate properties!