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Credit Score in Montgomery County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Greg Myers answered:
Presidential Mortgage in Gaithersburg, Contact Joe
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Thu Apr 14, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Many factors come into improve the credit scores. Your entire credit bureaus files would need be reviewed determine what the best direction to take.

Paying down a balance will increase your scores however THERE could be other options

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Thanks for asking the question before taking action. Sometimes what seems logical to most folks works against them when it comes to banks.
DO NOT close any accounts! Having credit is the key to getting credit. The best credit you can have prior to getting a mortgage are accounts with lower balances, appx. 1/3 their limits, and paid on time. This demonstrates you can live with temptation and are responsible.
While paying the accounts off by the end of the year is a laudable goal, it could well cost you. Rates and prices in today’s market have increased home affordability. Where things will be in 12 months is anyone’s guess, but should either prices or more likely rates increase, you may be at a disadvantage in what you can buy.
Whenever possible I prefer to meet with my clients as early in their thinking process as possible. If we are days, weeks, months or even years out, we can map out a strategy to position them for a great decision. I would strongly suggest you meet with a local lender who can discuss your plans early and advise you as to which accounts to pay down, and by how much before you proceed. You will need some down payment and closing costs too, so it may be wiser to save some of your money for these items, rather than be paid off completely.
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