Increase Your Credit Score With These Simple Steps

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Real Estate


You'll need a good credit score if you want the best possible mortgage loan.

Try increasing your score with these simple steps:

Pay all your bills on time. Late or missed payments can impact your score for years.

Pay off debt and keep credit card balances low to improve your credit utilization ratio.

Don’t close unused credit cards, so long as they’re not costing you annual fees.

Avoid too many damaging hard inquiries on your credit report by staying away from applying for new credit card until you close on your new house.

Check your annual credit reports at all three major bureaus  – TransUnion, Equifax and Experian – and dispute inaccuracies that could drag your score down. 

And remember… boosting your score requires time and discipline.