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Credit Score in Prescott : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 1, 2012
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.

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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
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Mon Aug 22, 2011
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear Woman:

Good question.

1. Ask your Realtor for "Seller May Carry" financing homes that are for sale
2. Ask a family member to "co-sign" for you
3. Ask a lender to find out how far away from qualifying you are and work on the areas they recommend
4. Buy a less expensive home
5. Save more cash
6. Ask your Realtor about "Rent to Own" homes or "Lease Option to Purchase" homes.

May I wish you the best.

Jeff Masich
HomeSmart Realty
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