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MsBenz06
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-21-2007

Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

Hello
 
We are in the process of selling our home, if we pay off our current mortgage will this boost our credit score....
 
Any help appreciated
thanks
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CreditHawk
Posts: 197
Registered: ‎06-08-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

I'd be surprised if your score didn't go up after paying off a mortgage, just for the simple reason that your total debt load and monthly payment totals will plummet. Seems like a formula for a score increase in my opinion, but I'm only guessing. Of course, if you then go and obtain a new mortgage on another home, then that could cause it to go right back down again.

Any mortgage experts out there wanna take a stab at this?
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MsBenz06
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-21-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

bump
anyone else know
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Boswd
Posts: 1,065
Registered: ‎04-26-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

In all honestly, who cares if it does or doesn't.   As the other poster pointed out your Debt to Income ratio will plummet and that's a great thing, image what you can now do with that extra money, save, save for a nice vacation, get caught up on other bills.   If I were in your shoes, I would pay off the mortgage and not worry at all about if the FICO score will rise.    Who cares  :smileyvery-happy:
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MsBenz06
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-21-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

I care let me explain my  husband and I are getting a house builit and is selling our current home I wanted to know if the sell of our current home will boost our score before closing...we don't close until the end of this year.
 
 
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Boswd
Posts: 1,065
Registered: ‎04-26-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

It may but it definitly won't hurt your score.   Will need some more info though.   How will you be financing the building of your new home.  
If you are taking on another mortgage, do you really want to carry the new one with a balance on the old one?
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Boswd
Posts: 1,065
Registered: ‎04-26-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

Also you have to remember with mortgage lenders,  your debt to income ration is just as important if not more important than your credit scores.   by paying off the current mortgage you not only lower that which will be huge plus in your favor but  you are also showing the lender that you are a good risk.  You took out one mortgage and paid it off.
 
But again would need more info on how you are financing the new home.
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MsBenz06
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-21-2007

Re: Will paying off your mortgage boost your credit score

Hello Bos, thanks for replying
 
We go to settlement on the old house on July 30th. Yes we are taking on a new mortgage...our new house will not be finished until December....We will be renting until it is finished
 
Thanks

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