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Repairing bad credit
Probably the first step youll want to take when repairing your bad credit history is to get a copy of your credit report to find out whats on there. Often times, inaccurate items appear on your credit report that are hurting your credit score.

It is important that you locate any paid receipts you have for debts still being reported on your credit report. This will help expedite the process of repairing your credit.

One part of repairing credit is to not take anymore on and you can help yourself by taking certain easy measures that will minimize unsolicited offers coming to you. You can place yourself on the National Do Not Call List as well as Optout from being solicited thru the marketing out of the repositories. Ask your broker how!

When you obtain a copy of your credit report to begin working on repairing your credit you should first utilize your ability to obtain your credit report for free 1 time per year. Make sure you obtain your free credit report from all 3 of the credit reporting agencies so that you can compare the accuracy of the information contained within the reports from each of the 3 different credit bureaus. Many times one report may report different items than the other 2 reporting agencies. This is not due to inaccurate information, but because different creditors may only report to one or two of the different bureaus instead of all 3 of them.

One problem many homeowners face is they don't work with a mortgage professional when repairing their credit. It is always best to work with a professional who will guide you towards the best way to repair credit. Depending on what your looking to accomplish your tactics on repairing your credit may need to change.

If your credit is repaired and your scores improve you will need to use restraint and not apply for any new credit or borrow any other money other then a mortgage. The last thing that you want is to borrow your way back into the same situation that made your credit poor to begin with.

One way to repair bad credit is by paying on time and paying down your balances. Also, get a free copy of your report and make sure all entries are accurate. Consult with you mortgage broker for more information.

There are many attorney's who specialize in using the Fair Credit Act to appeal accounts and errors on reports to maximize the score. In some cases utilizing these attorneys can be a great help if all negotiations fail. An account marked PAID IN FULL barely does anything to a score. The complete removal of collections or delinquent accounts is the best way to get a positive score increase.

There are many attorney's who specialize in using the Fair Credit Act to appeal accounts and errors on reports to maximize the score. In some cases utilizing these attorneys can be a great help if all negotiations fail. An account marked PAID IN FULL barely does anything to a score. The complete removal of collections or delinquent accounts is the best way to get a positive score increase.

Be careful when paying off old collections. As soon as they are paid off, then then become current and may potentially have a negative effect on your score. It is best to have it paid off in escrow after funding.

Closing accounts can be detrimental to your credit. It is better to keep accounts open and keep their balances below 50% of the limit. Many times people close accounts because they are old and unused. This will lower the average age of your accounts and consequently lower your score.

If your intent is to repair your credit so you can qualify for a mortgage loan, you can shorten the time of the credit repair to post to your credit file by having your corrected items rescored via your mortgage professional. Most credit reporting agencies offer a 'rapid rescore' program which will update corrected tradelines within normally 72 hours. this will ensure an accurate report and you will receive immediate FICO score benefit.

Repairing your credit may seem like a daunting task, but it in some cases you can expect to gain 10, 20, 30 or more points on your credit report within weeks of beginning the process.

When looking for a credit repair company do some research and make sure it is a reputable company. You can also check the BBB.

 

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