I have several collections on my credit report that i want to take care of as far as paying them off. I have two questions one is does the collection fall off also after seven years when it first got reported delinquent from the original credit card company and if so mostly all of them are going to fall off at the beginning of 2014 should i wait for them to fall off then pay or take care of them now. Thanks any advice would help
It wouldnt matter if you paid them or not. They are scored the same by fico(paid or unpaid collections) . Paying them doesnt reset any sort of timeline for reporting to your Credit Reports. You could try a Pay For Delete(PFD) with each of them in hopes of getting them removed sooner and having them gone forever
Most lenders will require them to be paid prior to closing. Considering that, if I were you, I would try to PFD as many away as possible. Start out by offering them half or less for the deletion. Depending on what CA's, you may get lucky.
If you pay them off, you don't have to worry about the SOL--because they wont have a balance to sue you for, since you would have paid it.
just include the blurb ....
" Please be aware that this is not an acknowledgment or acceptance of the debt, as I have not received any verification of the debt. Nor is this a promise to pay and is not a payment agreement unless you provide a response as detailed below."
but no it shouldnt
No it wont reset the SOL. It is a conditional offer to settle the debt if they agree to delete. As cqdealer said, be sure to include that you are not acknowledging or accepting the debt as yours.