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Credit Score in Pennsylvania : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Michael Johnson answered:
Depending on your situation. The guys who helped me with my credit were able to introduce me to a couple different mortgage people with different programs. I would ask Select Us who they recommend. Their site is ... more
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Fri May 26, 2017
Christina Hayes answered:
I would be more than happy to send you a free DIY credit repair book... The thing with credit repair is a numbers game, I know I do it for a living. Scores can be tweaked to maximize the FICO scoring modules. You definitely want to make sure you have open and revolving credit that is positive. Unfortunately with low scores you will need to apply for 2-3 secured credit cards. Here is a link to apply for them, or speak to your bank and make sure it is a revolving tradeline and not a secured loan. Loans do not help scores as much as revolving credit. You also do not want to use more than 22% of the credit line, this percentage is called your Utilization Rate (UR), keep your UR at 22% or less, people thought 30% was where to be and those with 750+ credit scores keep their debts at 22% or less...
Next you want to begin settling off your potentially negative debt. There is no quick fix to credit, it can be done in as little as 60 days that is if you are able to settle off all of your debts in that time period, apply for new credit, and work on removing any settled collections off of your credit report.
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Wed May 24, 2017
Sam Brennan answered:
Select Us is local and specializes in home buyers. They're reviews are excellent.
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Sun Apr 9, 2017
Jessica Bateman answered:
Lender swill use the credit score of the borrower with the lowest credit score. So you will need to improve it by 4 points, which is not all that hard. Pay down your credit card balances and that should do it.

If you can get an FHA loan you only need a 580 credit score to qualify with 3.5% down.
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Fri Feb 17, 2017
AmieDignan answered:
Credit Repair companies do work, you can do most of it on your own too. It takes time and dedication to want to do credit repair and you have to be ready to make the decision to do it. I currently work for a Law Firm out of MO that does Credit Repair and we see amazing results. I have not heard of Credit Pros, if you use them make sure you are not paying a fee upfront and that they are results driven.

Good Luck!
Amie Dignan
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Sun Feb 5, 2017
Dimalena10 asked:
I have a credit score of 634. My fiance and I want to buy a home together, and have found a ready to move house for $25,000. Basically, my fiance has the income and I have the credit. We…
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Fri Jan 13, 2017
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
If you are buying here in CA then you may consider 5% down Jumbo with a minimum 720 fico score from 417k up to 1.5 million and 10% down from a minimum 680 fico score and up to 2.5 million. You will need 20%+ down to purchase over 2.5 million.

Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.

Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Unspecified answered:
I have a eviction on my credit how can I rent
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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Paul answered:
There are lots of important steps you can take on own to insure you are fully educated on financial aspects of ALL REAL COSTS of Homeownership that will enable you to make a smart investment section about a particular house or condo. Use to learn about analyzing house purchase price, closing costs, Appraisal, Attorney Fees, mortgage financing/points,
+ Bank Approval Process(how much can I afford with X $ amount as downpayment), RE Taxes + Title Costs, Transfer Taxes, RE Broker commissions, etc. As this will probably be your biggest $ investment in lifetime, good idea to be as informed as possible. is easy to use/understand, educational and in-depth.
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Debbie DeFranks asked:
Can you list the name of Restoration company to help with the bankruptcy problem?
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
John Burke answered:
Hi Demont Reese,

I can do FHA & VA loans down to a 580 mid score.
Do you know what your mid score is?

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
Apply Online:
NMLS# 787231
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Lynne asked:
My husband and my self did a short sale June 2015. We currently rent . We have combined less than 5,000. in debt / charge off's etc. We have been paying that off. With our score's…
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Tue Aug 2, 2016
Markzjordanz answered:
No credit check, 1 percent interest 30 year fixed, 4.5 proof of funds in which u can use vet status or 401k, the property has to be appraised at 350 k and up. 30 day close, 8037576801
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Thu Jun 30, 2016
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Wed May 11, 2016
Dawnkolar2093 asked:
I was recently told that a company could not help me obtain a mortgage because my credit score was to low, even with a co-signer. Are there companies out there who will grant mortgages to…
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Wed May 4, 2016
Beth asked:
What credit score and job background do I need to be able to get an FHA loan in Pennsylvania
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Sun Apr 3, 2016
Danielle Mcmillan asked:
We worked for a yr to raise our credit only to be shocked by how drastically different the fico mortgage trimerge is. Like over 100 pts lower. We have 5000 down and cannot make an offer…
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