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Registered: ‎10-16-2010
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Will I Get Those Points Back

Hello everyone I have been really trying hard after my ch. 7 discharge (11/10) to get my credit up to par to buy my first home. My scores before the major hit was EQ. 600, TU. 632 ficos, and EX. 644 lender pulled. After my 2 credit card balances went near maxed out, I took a 21 point drop on EQ., 49 point drop on TU., and a 38 point drop on EX. I guess the only reason the EQ report didn't take that big of a hit probably due to me having amother revolving acct on there that's not on the other 2. So my question is if I pay off/down those 2 cards ($800.00) will I get those points back? Reason being my 2 yr discharge will be up next month and after speaking with the bank last month, getting beyond the 2 yr mark was all I needed to proceed with buying a home. Thanks for any suggestions/comments in advance.


Starting Score: EQ 425 (Discharged Ch. 7 BK 11/16/2010)
Current Score: EQ 600/TU 677/EX 663 (All Lender Pull 11/10/2012)
Goal Score: 700 Cross The Board


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Re: Will I Get Those Points Back

If increased balances on your CC's is the only cause for the 21 point drop in your scores then you will get those points back when you pay off the CC's--barring any other possible negatives that can/may happen in the meantime.

 

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Re: Will I Get Those Points Back

Pay your util down and your score will go back up.

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Re: Will I Get Those Points Back

I figured that will be the case on that but I didn't know that I would get the points back a month after they dropped if I paid the util. down. That would be great for me to move forward with my home purchase. Thanks again for the replies


Starting Score: EQ 425 (Discharged Ch. 7 BK 11/16/2010)
Current Score: EQ 600/TU 677/EX 663 (All Lender Pull 11/10/2012)
Goal Score: 700 Cross The Board


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