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Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Would this help?

I'm currently trying to improve my low scores. I'm considering closing a new cc with a low limit to lower my average age of accounts. Will this work? Or does the average age portion of the FICO score model also count closes accounts.
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Registered: ‎02-11-2012

Re: Would this help?

The damage was finite when the application was checked. (Inquiry registered first,then the "hit" of the "new credit account" occuring.)

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Registered: ‎04-15-2011

Re: Would this help?

Nope, damage is done on that.  You've taken all the damage of a new account.  HP and AAoA.  Let that thing age.  Garden it.  Don't close it!

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