I see a lot in the 20-40 range in that area. What are you looking to get out of your property and how much is owed? I would suggest fixing the violations quickly; when code violations turn into fines they can become very costly. Feel free to contact me if you need any help. Rob
It all depends on what is holding your score down, but as long as it is not a bankruptcy or foreclosure (of any type short sale-foreclosure judgment) then the timing could be as short as a few months to as long as 2 years.
A start is to get your credit report (one can get a free report once a year at www.annualcreditreport.com) and review it well, there may be errors you want to dispute, but most importantly you want to review the derogatory items and find a ways to negotiate them in a manor that puts them in a good light.
Your next step is to learn the proper way to deal with personal finance. There are many books that can assist you with this but if you are a person that needs support Budget Assist the Weight Watchers of money management can help you with a fully supported virtual personal finance program. The temporary web site is www.money101.name.
Hats off to Joe Sorrentino for his suggestion,
"Contact Legal Aid service for advice if you cannot afford an attorney".
We (Real Estate Brokers) are quick to advise people to see an Attorney,
but we need to remember that many people heading into Foreclosure are at the end of their financial rope. They may not have the $210 per hour or the $2500 retainer fee or other amount that Attorneys charge.
Robbie L. Vaughn, also great post, and way more meaningful coming from an Attorney.
Best wishes to you all.
Fred Griffin... more