Poor Credit?

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Debt

If your credit is bad, it may seem tough to find the right places to turn to for credit score repair. This article contains the information that will get you on the correct route to fixing your credit. The tactics listed below can successfully be applied to your credit score repair tactics.

If you are buying a home it will not always be easy, and even more difficult if your credit is bad. FHA loans are good options in these circumstances, because the federal government guarantees them. FHA loans are also great when a borrower doesn’t have the money to make a down payment or pay closing costs.

You may be able to get a secured credit card even if your poor credit has prevented you from getting other credit cards. Anyone can get one, but you must load money onto the card as a type of “collateral”. If you use a credit card well, your credit rating will begin rising.

Higher Balances

Pay your bills over to atleast get them below 50% of the limit on your credit card.  The higher the percentage debt you are, the hard it is to get a loan. Your credit card balance is taken into consideration with your credit card.


Your low credit score will cut your interest rates. It will lower your monthly payments, so your debt will be taken care of at a much quicker rate. The way you can achieve an excellent credit score is by getting good offers and credit rates that are competitive in order to make paying off debt easier.

A respectable credit score makes it much easier for you to purchase a home with a mortgage. If you wish to have an even higher credit score, make sure that you pay your house mortgage off on time. When you are a home owner you will be financially stable based on what you own. These benefits will pay off if you need to secure a loan.

Interest Rates

Paying off any debts you have that have high interest rates can help you to avoid paying too much. It is important to know the terms of your original agreement for the debt you incurred. Usually if you agreed to the terms the terms will be upheld as legal. Federal law provides that when you are billed by a collection company the fees and interest cannot exceed the amount of the original debt.

Even though credit restoration feels like ‘one step forward, two steps back’, it is worth it. Remember to be patient, though. The potential rewards make it worth your time to stick with a credit restoration effort.

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