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RAISE YOUR CREDIT SCORE 100 POINTS IN FORTY-FIVE DAYS Edward Jamison, Jamison Law Group Barry Habib and Sue Woodard,Mortgage Market Guide *Amy Bonis.

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1 RAISE YOUR CREDIT SCORE 100 POINTS IN FORTY-FIVE DAYS Edward Jamison, Jamison Law Group Barry Habib and Sue Woodard,Mortgage Market Guide *Amy Bonis

2 WHAT MAKES UP A CREDIT SCORE? Payment History 35% Balances Carried30% Credit History15% Mix Of Accounts10% Inquiries10%

3 PAYMENT HISTORY – 35% Bills Paid As Agreed Most Recent 6 Months Highest Weight On Highest Pay History –Mortgage –Biggest Payment

4 BALANCES CARRIED – 30% Keep Balances As Low As Possible Outstanding Balance Versus Available Credit Affects Credit Score For example: Credit CardBalanceAvailable Credit Visa$10,000$10,000 Visa$0$10,000 Leave Credit Card Balance As Is = Lower Credit Score Spread Balance Between Existing Cards ($5,000 each) = Higher Credit Score * Mortgage / Installment Less Of Factor

5 CREDIT HISTORY – 15% Longer Credit History = Higher Credit Score Long Credit History Paid As Agreed / Positive Impact To Credit Score Never Close Credit Accounts - Especially If Long History – Or Negative Impact To Credit Score

6 MIX OF ACCOUNTS – 10% Ideal To Have Installment & Revolving Accounts Mortgage Loan Auto Loan Credit Cards (More is OK too as long as your balance is not above 30% of the credit limit*) HELOC Should Be Greater Than $40K Or May Report As Revolving Account Versus Mortgage

7 INQUIRIES- 10% Shopping Around? Pulling multiple reports for Mortgage and Auto loans within a 30 day period count only as 1 inquiry. If any additional reports are made after that 30 day window then it goes to a 14 day period in which any inquiries within a 14 day period count as 1 inquiry.* Each Inquiry Averages 5 Points

8 INQUIRIES THAT DO NOT HURT THE SCORE Job Related Insurance / Utilities Account Review Personal (www.annualcreditreport.com) and obtain free credit report)www.annualcreditreport.com Promotional (pre-approved offers in the mail)

9 BLEMISHED CREDIT CAN BE COSTLY Low Credit Score = Higher Interest Rate –Mortgage Loans –Credit Cards –Auto Loans –Insurance Premiums

10 STEPS TO TAKE TO INCREASE CREDIT SCORE 100 POINTS Pay Past Due Accounts Get Rid Of Late Payments Have Credit Limits Increased Become An Authorized User Do Not Close Old Accounts – Keep Active

11 PAY PAST DUE ACCOUNTS Pay All Accounts That Are Past Due and Bring the Account Current* Past Due Accounts Can = 1 Day Late Can Severely Hurt Credit Score* May Negotiate a Payoff Balance with You* Past Due Accounts Do Not Include: –Judgements –Collection Accounts

12 HAVE LATE PAYMENTS REMOVED Phone Creditor And Request Late Payments Be Removed Be Persistent – Work Your Way Up The Ladder (Remember to get the names of the people you speak with)* Always Get A Letter That Documents: –Name / Address / Account Number –Specific Late To Be Removed –On Company Letterhead / Signed By Employee. Ask them to you the letter today.*

13 INCREASE CREDIT LIMITS Every Six Months Request An Increase To Credit Limit On Credit Accounts Have Creditor Base Increase On Credit History If Creditor Must Pull Credit, Do Not Continue; Will Lower Credit Score

14 BECOME AN AUTHORIZED USER Ask A Relative Or Friend To Add You To Credit Account Confirm The Following Items: –Current Balance Below 10% Of Limit –Good Payment History No Risk As Credit Card Goes To Account Holder

15 DO NOT CLOSE ACCOUNTS Keep All Accounts Open Use Old Accounts Periodically – Charge Small Amount - Pay off Immediately Closing Accounts With A Long Credit History Will Hurt Credit Score

16 SUMMARY Borrow When You Do Not Need It Keep Balance To Limit Ratio Low When Creditor Removes Late And Provides Letter – Use Credit Rescore Never Payoff A Collection / Judgment When Applying For A Mortgage Loan Increasing Credit Score By 10 Points = Interest Savings of $100,000 Over 30 Years ($500K Mortgage Loan)

17 Call our office to schedule an appointment to speak with a representative that can review your credit with you. We offer our clients the opportunity for a credit simulation. Nominal fee may apply. We look forward to working with you and helping your dreams of homeownership become a reality. ~Amy Bonis Home Loans


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