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Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

A foreclosure is a major derog that will keep your scores in a "dirty bucket" until it falls off.  Once it's gone, you will have room to grow.

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
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Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

Your math is correct. No, I am not looking to make a major purchase but should a home become available, I would like to maybe get a home. No problem getting vehicles because I have a great bank relationship and they give me low interest rates. I guess the main thing is joining the 760 or 800 club so I won't have to sweat it when trying to get a new good credit card.

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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

Thanks Shogun. About how many points will I get with that clean bucket? I realize there are lots of variables but do you think 20 points might happen?

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

I believe that's quite possible, and when the CO falls off, presuming that's your last baddie, you may see it skyrocket.  I got my last CO off and shot up 80+ points.

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

Thanks for the great encouragement Shogun. Nope, after the CO is gone, I will be totally clean. I'm too old to mess it up again I and stay on top of my finances now. I have 7 credit cards and only carry a balance on one at a time but use all of them. I pay in full a few days after charging. Do you think it is unwise to keep a 2 or 3 percent utilization or should it be 0% utilization? I thought it might help to let a couple of the cards make a few bucks off of me a year.

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810 goal on all three by 3-1-2015
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Valued Contributor

Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

I also had a CO deleted from about the same age as yours and a judgement and i went up over 90 points went into the clean people bucket. For me I have to pay off high cards now due to repairs and slow ins. companies re: the storm and get backdating with amex. for age of accounts then hopefukly I will skyrocket too.!!  Just be patient and keep trying anyone with the chargeoff. One letter email or call a week nothing ventured nothing gained. Good luck keep us aprised.Smiley Happy


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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

Good luck with your credit card utilization. Sounds like you could use a card with a high credit limit to help you out. If you were in the military or you have a family member that was in the military, I have a card to suggest that is liberal in their credit limits. Thanks much for the advice.

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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

My dad was in the army reseve about a million years ago does that count?


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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

Google USAA. CAll them to see if you qualify. They are very easy to talk with and very friendly.

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Re: Foreclosure falls off Feb 2013

I never thought of that duh I give it a try Thanks


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