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Re: What shape am I in to try to get approved for morgage?

Yes.  You need to raise your FICO about 50 points to consider a loan.


ALso, they generally want to see collections paid (though not all banks will require that) and they generally want to see 12 months clean credit.


Check into the HIPPA process to see about paying off the debts and getting them removed.  That will elp you in a couple ways towards getting a loan...Primarily in raising your FICO score.  Also, consider opening a secured credit card or two(but keep the balance next to zero)  You need active tradelines to get a home loan generally.