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Need advice on how to pay off cards for mortgage score increase

VALoanMaster
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Re: Need advice on how to pay off cards for mortgage score increase


@Vj926 wrote:

Hi friends, i need advice on how to pay off following cards to increase my mortgage score. Following are my scores and card details:

 

My FICO Score 8 EQ - 742 TU - 723 EX - 699

My Mortgage Scores EQ - 722, TU - 663, EX - 683

 

My open card balances -

APPLE CARD - 2953 balance. Limit - 5250. 56% Utilization

DCU Card - 2383 balance. Limit - 10,000 - 23% utilization

Pentagon Credit Union - 2150 balance. Limit - 15000 - 15% utilization

Citi cards - 155 balance. Limit - 500. - 31% utilization. Already paid this $155, yet to report

Paypal - 289 balance. Limit - 2500.

 

I am confused about the following options.

1) Pay off everything.

2) Pay off all but one. If yes, which account i should leave with balance and how much

3) Should i pay specific percentage on all accounts and leave 6% balance on each of them

 

Which of these will give me the best possible mortgage score bump? Thanks for your time.

 



@Vj926 wrote:

Hi friends, i need advice on how to pay off following cards to increase my mortgage score. Following are my scores and card details:

 

My FICO Score 8 EQ - 742 TU - 723 EX - 699

My Mortgage Scores EQ - 722, TU - 663, EX - 683

 

My open card balances -

APPLE CARD - 2953 balance. Limit - 5250. 56% Utilization

DCU Card - 2383 balance. Limit - 10,000 - 23% utilization

Pentagon Credit Union - 2150 balance. Limit - 15000 - 15% utilization

Citi cards - 155 balance. Limit - 500. - 31% utilization. Already paid this $155, yet to report

Paypal - 289 balance. Limit - 2500.

 

I am confused about the following options.

1) Pay off everything.

2) Pay off all but one. If yes, which account i should leave with balance and how much

3) Should i pay specific percentage on all accounts and leave 6% balance on each of them

 

Which of these will give me the best possible mortgage score bump? Thanks for your time.

 


The best thing to do is find a loan officer/lender to run a credit score simulator. This will tell you exactly what you need to do to improve your mortgage scores.

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