03-29-2011 03:27 PM
03-29-2011 04:51 PM
Yes. You need to raise your FICO about 50 points to consider a loan.
ALso, they generally want to see collections paid (though not all banks will require that) and they generally want to see 12 months clean credit.
Check into the HIPPA process to see about paying off the debts and getting them removed. That will elp you in a couple ways towards getting a loan...Primarily in raising your FICO score. Also, consider opening a secured credit card or two(but keep the balance next to zero) You need active tradelines to get a home loan generally.
03-29-2011 04:55 PM
In addition, most hospitals have programs for those without insurance - they may have funds to pay off the whole balance, and maybe they'll also remove the reporting. They also sometimes will reduce the amount due if you're paying from your own funds.