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Re: Will cleaning up my credit report be enough?

Depending on how much of a hurry you are in, you might seriously consider moving into another rental situation until you can build a few credit lines and learn a bit more about the lending environment and process.

 

Regardless, you should check out this page: http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Understanding-FICO-Scoring/Frequently-Requested-Threads/td-p/19320

SPECIFICALLY, I'd start with credit scoring 101, the very first link... It should answer a lot of the questions we all had at one point or another.

 

Above all else, keep looking around, there is a _ton_ of info in these threads... And, as always, let us know if we can help Smiley Happy

"Credit is purely a cash flow tool. Thinking of credit as extra money you didn't have before makes it an EXPENSIVE cash flow tool."