08-03-2010 07:01 PM
I was curious to learn whether having a mortgage is an attractive factor to lenders in determining whether to issue credit and/or a credit line increase.
IMO a mortgage can be a help and a hindrance. I'll try to explain.
Having a mix of credit such as a mortgage, a car loan. and credit cards is looked at favorably for scoring. It shows you can handle a variety of different debt.
On the other hand having that mortgage will add to your DTI which will be looked at by creditors when you apply for new credit.
I don't think I answered your question did I?
From a BK years ago to:
9/09 EX pulled by lender 802
3/10 EQ- 800
6/10 TU -772
You can do the same thing with hard work
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08-04-2010 11:33 AM
My mortgage was roughly 6 months old when I asked if I could get a lower APR since my scores have improved, and instead they offered me a CLI. (I PIF each month so it doesn't matter... just nice to be have a low APR incase I need to revovle a balance) Just asked for income verification and was approved for a $7500 CLI. So, your miles may vary!
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