Your FICO Score

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Your FICO Score

Hello Vincent Team Clients & Friends,

We have a new Newsletter up on the website and this great blog on FICO scores. Please remember a referral is our favorite form of business and would love to help any friends or family that are in need of a Realtor. 

FICO measures credit-worthiness. Underwriters use three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union, to determine your score in the following ways:

1. Delinquencies lower scores, and scores drop when several credit accounts are opened in a short period.

2. A long credit history is better than a new one, and too few revolving accounts makes it harder to evaluate the ability to manage credit.

3. Consumers with “maxed out” cards may have trouble making payments. Too many revolving accounts indicate over-extension.

4. Tax liens, bankruptcies, and use of consumer credit agencies can all lower a FICO score.

5. Small credit card balances and no late payments show responsibility.