Credit Card Center Advertiser Disclosure†
06-14-2012 08:32 AM
I don't know what to do. My LO has told me that they won't pull my credit again, but I can't stop worrying. Overnight, a collection from First National Collection appeared on Experian for $1131. I called them wanting to know what it was and it's for DirecTV from an account in 5/2009. It's showing on my credit report with Date opened 5/2011. I called DirecTV and they said it's from equipment, which I thought I returned back in 2009.
The collection company offered to settle for 565 but won't delete unless I PIF. I don't have but $600 or I would, have to pay $800 at close. What do I do? Do I trust my LO that they won't repull credit? It's through Entrust Mortgage with Wells Fargo USDA Guaranteed. I had a few old collections on there the LO said wouldnt matter and wouldnt have to pay. My scores were EX-656, TU-650, EQ-640 when she pulled and the LO said they would use that report and scores as long as it didnt go past 60 days, and we're supposed to close by 7/11/12. What do I do? Do I pay the 565? Use my close money to PIF and hope to come up with the money to close? PLEASE HELP ME! The manager at the collection company even had the never to say "Well I guess you won't be getting your house".
The other thing is one also showed up on EX that is for one I got a PFD on that was only reporting to TU. It actually fell of TU a few days ago, never was on EX, but for some reason appeared this morning. I faxed EX the letter from the company saying they requested the delete, hopefully they will get it off.
06-14-2012 11:20 AM
This is very common. When you start applying for mortgages, debt collectors will start reporting old baddies because they know they can hamper the mortgage process. You are much more likely to pay them off so you can close easily.
That being said, I would actually talk to your loan officer, tell her what happened and see what she says. The worst thing you can do is stay quiet and hope it works out. Your loan officer isn't going to run off and tell underwriting to deny you. They will know what steps should be taken... you aren't the first person to have this happen to.
06-14-2012 11:42 AM
06-14-2012 06:15 PM
Since its from 2009 and your LO said not to worry I wouldnt pay any of it right now, if it comes up again then what you can do is see if they (the mortgage co) will allow you to pay the agreed upon settlement price at closing Ive heard of people doing that, that way it doesnt update anything on your credit until after. Sometimes paying a collection can actually drop your score.
06-14-2012 06:28 PM
Can you replace the $1100 before closing? I received a collection letter from an old CO and I panicked , I was so afraid that they would place the information on my CRAs. I ended up settling for a fraction of the amount.Take a deep breath and trust that the MB will get your Loan Closed. Never Ever tell the Collection Agencies about your life"s goals because they will do everything possible to sabotage them.. Call your MB and see what she says I know I called mines at least times weekly but you need to set your mind at ease.
06-15-2012 05:06 AM
06-15-2012 11:44 AM
If it were me, I would PFD and borrow the money to do so. I, too, am a worryer and this is your only guarantee, because some repull and some don't.
06-15-2012 01:46 PM
I would if I could. I had a negative account drop off from EQtoday that was from 2008 and it didnt raise my score. I'm wondering if my score would even drop on EQ and TU if it was added since it's so old?
Forums posts are not provided or commissioned by FICO. Forums posts have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by FICO. It is not FICO's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.† Advertiser Disclosure: The listings that appear on myFICO are from companies from which myFICO receives compensation, which may impact how and where products appear on myFICO (including, for example, the order in which they appear). myFICO does not review or include all companies or all available products.
* For complete information, see the terms and conditions on the credit card issuer’s website. Once you click apply for this card, you will be directed to the issuer’s website where you may review the terms and conditions of the card before applying. While myFICO always strives to present the most accurate information, we show a summary to help you choose a product, not the full legal terms - and before applying you should understand the full terms of products as stated by the issuer itself.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more
FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.