Re: A QUESTION ABOUT CREDIT… - Posted by TonyB
Posted by TonyB on October 31, 1999 at 01:03:01:
One thing to be aware of when rebuilding your credit (to buy real estate). It is the FICO score that most lenders look for. If you have a lot of credit cards open, even with a zero balance, it could lower the FICO score. This is because you have available credit on them which might be used at any time. Therefore, you might be in a ratio problem and have a hard time qualifying for a loan.
Such was the case with one of my clients where he made over $10k per month. But he had 61 credit card trade lines open with a zero balance. Although he paid all of his debts on time, his FICO score was less than 650. My lender did not want to touch the deal. So when opening new accounts, be sure that it is not something that you do not intend to use.