I went thru a bk in 7-2010 and my 2nd mortgage that was IIB is still reporting on my credit report as open but shows a zero balance. Do i need to worry about this or should i just leave it alone since im at 2 years and 5 months since my bk discharge. My scores right now are 637, 645, and 674 lender pulled and im going to be buying a home in 7 or 8 months so i dont want to do anything to lower my scores. Thanks for any help
The tradeline must report IIB, dated no later than your BK discharge. By having it show open, if the creditor is still updating the reporting, it isn't aging and is hurting your score.
ok thanks i just checked the report and it does say included in bankruptcy and has not reported since the bankruptcy discharge date. Do i need to worry that it still says open or should i just leave it since the creditor hasnt't updated the reporting since the discharge date.
That's the proper reporting. There's not much more you can do about it, but the impact will continue to be less over time.
Your scores are compable to mine at that stage of my BK. Have you looked at NACA to finance your mortgage? In most cases they follow the two years from BK discharge, 3 years from deed transfer in foreclosure or short sale rules, but much better deal than FHA.
ok thanks i appreciate the help. I havent looked at naca. Im looking at going usda because all the homes i want are in usda areas and my 3 yr foreclosure date will be in july so im just trying to get my scores up around 660.
USDA can be better than FHA.
NACA does 100% financing (no downpayment), with no closing costs and a great rate (currently 3%). They aren't score driven but it will take you effort and patience to qualify because you need to document everything. You can check their website to sign up for a workshop is is how you must start with them. Start soon to buy in 7 or 8 months...