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hdsbmt
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Registered: ‎02-16-2010
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OMGOSH! YAY!

Thanks to everyone on myfico!  After waiting 7 LONG years and working hard with everyone's help, I received notice today that my credit score is 739 EQ!  This is up from 623 on January 28th!  I am 2 weeks from closing on my first home and finally have confidence in my credit history!  I had one baddie that I kept fighting from Sprint for $81 and when it FINALLY went away, my score jumped from 682 to 739, so I guess it was hurting me a lot.

 

I have one $500 HSBC credit limit card.  Any suggestions for expanding my credit profile after the closing on my house?  I thinking of apping at my credit union and probably at Lowes.

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fricnfrac1
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Registered: ‎06-27-2009
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Re: OMGOSH! YAY!

Im new to Myfico, so have no experience to give you,  however congrats on the score increase and keep up the great work!


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Breakthecycle2
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Re: OMGOSH! YAY!

Yeah, Lowes would be good or a card with Bank of America...but only after you close.


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KWilliams
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Registered: ‎01-24-2008
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Re: OMGOSH! YAY!

I would try a credit union, of course after you close,and check the forum for any good bank card offers.

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BungalowMo
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Re: OMGOSH! YAY!

First off...congrats on the wonderful score bump!!!!!  :smileysurprised:

 

After your home purchase, I'd try for the Lowes.  I apped online & initially they gave me a $400 limit (what can ya buy with that??)  So I imediately called their cust service # and let them know I needed appliances.....immediate bump to $2900.

 

I'd certainly check with a credit union...and if you want another card for the mix, go for the Nationwide Visa.  They give some sweet limits & great rates!

 

Oh....congrats on the house too!!!



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beamMEup
Posts: 4,470
Registered: ‎12-31-2008
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Re: OMGOSH! YAY!

Wow!  Great score jump - congrats!  Talk about payoff for hard work!

 


hdsbmt wrote:  I have one $500 HSBC credit limit card.  Any suggestions for expanding my credit profile after the closing on my house?  I thinking of apping at my credit union and probably at Lowes.

Sounds like you have a good plan.  DH had a $500 Orchard, then app'd with Alliant CU and received a $10,000 CL Visa.

 

 

 

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