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Registered: ‎09-13-2012
use money for down payment or pay off debt??
Hi everyone,
I am in the process of becoming mortgage eligible and will have my report pulled on November 19. My current FICO score is 643. I have one open collection account with a balance of $2500. I have spoke with the bank and was told that this does not need to be paid off since I have been in a recurring payment plan with them for over a year now, I make biweekly payments of $64. I am currently able to make extra money from overtime at work. So my question is should I try to pay it off quicker or save the extra money for down payment on a home? The reason I was thinking pay off the debt is a sales counselor told me that every $100 per month I can free up allows my to purchase about $18k more in home. What do you all think?