I am looking to buy a house this year and want to get the best rate possible. Right now my FICO score is 668. This is due to high balance to limit. I will be paying these off in the next two months. Using the FICO estimator, after their paid off it suspects the score to end up in the 698-740 range. Here is my status:
Discover 3000 limit Balance 0
Capital One 4500 limit Balance 4200
Capital One 2500 limit Balance 2200
HSBC Best Buy 1150 limit Balance 0
Old Navy 500 limit Balance 0
Student Loan 71 Monthly 9000 Balance
ATV Loan 198 Monthly 7000 Balance
Ally Auto 494 Monthly 18500 Balance
If I trade the vehicle in (08 chevy silverado, crew, z71) for a newer, cheaper vehicle (12 jeep wrangler) will this give my score a boost at all seeing as my monthly payments will be cheaper? I know the inquiries will take a hit and the AAoA but what do you think the overall affect will have in say 6 months?
Since we don't have your income we don't have enough info to calculate your ratios. Have you calculated your ratios yet, both front and back end?
For the front end use the tax, ins, P&I and MIP/PMI (if applicable) for a house/property in your desired area of purchase.
If you have a too much installment debt, it will show up by affecting the amount you can purchase by affecting your front end ratio.
If so, you can help it by paying off the ATV or selling it.
I brought home 60k for 2010 and 67k for 2011. I also just got promoted and will be bringing home a little more this year. Sorry for not including this earlier and thank you for you help!!!!
Haven't gotten that far yet. Started with FICO score and getting it to best possible place. Once its there and while its on the way I will research the financing possiblities. I just didn't know if the $100 off the vehicle monthly payment would have an affect on the mortgage calculation. My first priority would be a nice home versus having a nice vehicle. With both leaving me in the "comfortable" range of monthly payments.
This has been moved to the Mortgage page under "front end, back end, ratios?" since it mainly pertains to that now. Thanks!!!