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Rent Application credit check

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Rent Application credit check

I recentIy applied for an apartment that required a minimum score of 600.

I purchased my scores from myfico.com

EQ: 631

TU: 627

EX: 649

 

I also purchased my score directly from Experian.com, it said a 627.

 

I happily went to the property company. Spent $30 on a credit check.

My score came back a 569 from Appfolio.

 

What is going on???

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Established Member

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It is a FICO score, from Experian.

Thats why I also purchased my score directly from the Experian site to confirm.

I really didn't want to be embarrassed, so I double checked.

I've been working really hard to correct my past mistakes, this just feels like another setback.

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You purchased your Ex from myFICO or the Experian website?
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Both. 

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Valued Contributor

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My only guess is that this appfolio is an enhanced score specifically for rentals, though I haven't heard of that before. Have you had rental problems in the past, because that could account for why you got a lower score.


Starting Score: 11/29/12 TU 527; EQ 565; EX 564 fako - bk7 dc'd 2/15/13
Current Score: 1/22/15 TU 645; EQ 605; EX 633 New goal 675
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None. The rent payment summary states no negative items.

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I just recently started building my credit. Im in my mid 20's and never really paid much attention to my CS. I've made great strides in fixing this. But, my few negatives are having a large impact due to my small sample size of credit.

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Valued Contributor

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The score you got from the experian site directly is not FICO, it's FAKO.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"
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Exactly, the only place you can purchase an Experian FICO, is from myFICO
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