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Registered: ‎08-08-2007
Should I re-open account?
I had a Firestone charge account through Credit First that I opened 1998 and the account was in good standing, according to my CR's.  The account shows closed by consumer.
Would it hurt me or help me to inquire about re-opening this account if they could leave the aging as 1998 - how do I properly ask this? 
One other thing, I'm considering applying for a home loan in a couple of weeks so that may influence my decision to wait. 
The only other CC's I have is a new AMEX and Target card (Sept '07), was approved in Sept for an Orchard card but didn't activate and I closed the acct, and a year + old car loan and Chevron CC, all these accounts are in good standing.  So, my good closed accounts are old and are slowly dropping off.
What do you suggest?
FICO 8/5/10; TU 724, EQ 702
FICO 6/9/09: TU 669, EQ 658, EX ???
FICO 7/20/07: TU 540; EQ 595, EX 544