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05-12-2017 06:47 AM
That 63% may be an issue FICO08-wise.
Reporting more than 29% on any one credit card puts you in the "risky" category and FICO considers it irresponsible (even if you pay it in full after the statement date). Get that one down.
The general utilization rule is: no cards over 29%, overall aggregate utilization under 9%, balances on less than 50% of your total open cards and don't be at $0 utilization.
The max FICO08 score (which may help mortgage FICOs) is 0% utilization on all but one card, and that one card showing under 9% but not 0%.
05-12-2017 06:47 AM
The highest I have on one card is 63%, its the only card I have with a balance-all the others are at 0.
To really maximize your score, pay that one down to 9% before the next statement cuts.
Between that and the foreclosure falling off, you should hit the number
05-12-2017 01:30 PM
I won't be ab;e to get it under 9% but I can under 30%, will that still help?
It'll get you additional points ... but it won't maximize your score like under 9% would
05-13-2017 08:15 PM
i have played around with my uti and finally found my sweet spot and it was the difference in a dollar. I have a 2 cap1s, both at 0 and a credit one at 5% which is 24 of 450 lol. I got a fico alert yesterday stating that my balance increased on a card by 1 dollar and i got a 22 point boost. So really once you have your cards paid down play around with the remaining balance and keep taking it down lower and lower til you no longer see a point increase.
05-14-2017 09:06 AM
I've been working since February 2017 to get my mortgage scores up as we have a contract on a new construction home.
We are going FHA, so at my lender's advice, I had to pay or settle all of my non-medical collections. I'm a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, so I was also advised to get a secured card with them to help with my score as well. I was also added as an authorized user on one of my husband's credit cards. Doing that and making sure to keep my credit card utilization low, I was able to achieve the scores you see in my signature.
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