Just started rebuilding. On my Equifax, I have no negative trades (got the last baddie removed). I have a very old jewelry acct reported as paid as agreed (8 years old). I have a US Bank Secured with a 300 limit, paid as agreed (30 days old). Just this morning, the Discover card that my friend put me as an authorized user on just reported (opened 10/1/2012, 2000 limit). My Equifax Fico according to USAA is 741 and according to MyFico directly it's 701. I have no idea why it's reporting high scores considering everything I have is new, but my scores are something I've never had before and it's making me excited.
Being that all my trade lines are way too new, what's a good amount of time to pass before I can apply for credit through an Equifax pull and pretty much get approved? I'm pretty sure the scores will carry me through, but I know my history won't. Six months or a year? I don't want to be too impatient and ruin a hard pull for them to deny me. What would you do?
6 months of positive TLs is considered a good starting point. Your AAoA is what's hurting you right now. Let that age just a bit and you should have pretty good odds at getting decent cards. I would recommend that you get a GECRB card such as Walmart or so. They tend to grow and give good CLs that will help you get higher CLs with other cards. Oh, and if you want, I think you're more than good to go for one of those right now. Good Luck!
Thank you for the response good sir.
You are an ambassador of good thoughts and wishes. Appreciate it.