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Jp Low, Home Buyer in Detroit, MI

my credit is messy but I have cash! what are my options?

Asked by Jp Low, Detroit, MI Sat Jun 4, 2011

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Cash is still king.....consider improving your credit or using your cash to create options.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 5, 2011
First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 21, 2012
Hi Jp Low,

Use your cash for a big down payment, depending on how much cash you have, you can just purchase with cash.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 20, 2012
Paying all cash.

If you have the cash to buy, no one cares about your credit.

If you need to borrow even a small portion of the amount, it could be a problem.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 4, 2011
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