07-29-2013 02:54 PM
The long and the short of the situation is as follows: My Boyfriend has high 780 scores - but his DTI is too high due to his child support. |
My credit score was just verified to be 4 points from qualifying for a FHA loan.
A house just came on the market that is PERFECT! But because of the way it is priced and the area it is in - I know it's not going to be on the market long.
If we loose this one I will understand, but DO NOT want to get caught in this position again.
What is the quickest way for me to add 4 points to my scores? My only debt is my student loans which are current.
I was told the biggest impact is no revolving debt and my payment histories (I filed BK 3 years ago).
I was told to contact Thecreditbuilders.net and that they have a good history of helping clean up old things off your report and such.
(I have tried in past to have things removed in good faith but collection agencies get pissy with me and one even told me removing something (even in good faith)was fraud and refused.)
Has anyone one used them or heard of them?
Any help or suggestions for a quick jump would be great! (PS - I don't have any one I can piggyback on a credit card that has a low enough utilization that would benefit me)
07-29-2013 05:59 PM
I have 2 cards. One for Maurices and one for the Buckle. Limits are 150 and 200. Both have no balances. I have no debt other than student loans.
You might see a small FICO score boost from letting a small balance ( 5% - 9% ) report on one of the cards.
07-29-2013 08:11 PM
07-29-2013 08:17 PM
So let me get this straight. The only credit you have is student loans and 2 charge cards for department stores correct?
Another thing you can do is, call the CA and threaten them with BBB, state attorneys office complaint, FTC complaint, etc. Usually I have found that to be an effective way of getting somethin done. Also see if your state has a financial regulation office that issues licenses for collection agencies and if any of those CA are local, threaten them with that. If I did not threaten to sue half the companies I got deleted off my credit report, i would still be sitting with 20+ collections.
07-29-2013 08:19 PM
07-29-2013 08:30 PM - last edited on 07-29-2013 10:06 PM by Shogun
Trish, I understand. We all have our own approach to dealing with CA. What works for one person, may not work for another person. I am glad you realize this is "my opinion" and are free to take my opinion into consideration MODCUT