How is my credit score impacted by paying a charge off?

It is much easier to get paid charge-offs removed than unpaid charge-offs. There is no incentive for the creditor to fight the dispute, since they already have their money. So if you dispute the charge-off, the credit bureaus will send a verification request to the creditor. Most often the creditor will ignore the verification request.…

Getting denied a mortgage doesn’t have to derail your dreams

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Fixing Credit Report Errors in 3 Easy Steps

Credit Repair Companies, even the good ones (and I say that very generously) remind me of a quote from one of my all time favorite private dick movies “the Two Jakes”. In the opening scenes Jake finds himself at the top of the heap, professionally speaking, the “leper with the most fingers.” This is how I feel about credit repair companies, even the good ones are just one finger away from being fingerless.

It just got a little bit easier to buy a home in Raleigh

A few weeks ago I sent an email to my clients titled “Credit standards ARE loosening” which was inspired by a blog  FHA 203(b) Loans for North Carolina borrowers with 620 Fico Scores . In that email I pontificated that because of rising interest rates, the Fed exiting the space  it has occupied for too…

Private Mortgage Insurance helps lead the way in the Housing Recovery

Private Mortgage Insurers leading the way in housing recovery   One of the earliest indicators of the housing meltdown which began in 2007 was that issuers of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) began to contract their underwriting guidelines for issuing PMI policies.  In fact, so bad was the meltdown that many PMI companies either stopped issuing…

How to place a Security Freeze your Credit Reports

In my free time I enjoy riding my Felt road bicycle. There is a cliché amongst cyclists, “there are two types of bikers, those who have crashed and those who haven’t crashed yet”. The same can be said about identity theft. It seems like once a week I read headlines such as Sony Hackers Claim to Have Credit Cards, and, Senate…

Can a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) impact my credit score

Q&A: Impact on Credit Scores? QUESTION: Can a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) impact my credit score? ANSWER: Credit expert Linda Ferrari (author of “THE BIG SCORE: Getting It and Keeping It, Buying Power for Life”) explains that HELOCs are commonly categorized as revolving accounts. As a result, they are rated using the “Balance to…