Posted: Wednesday, 08/29/2017    Blog Home    E-mail

Insiders Guide to Central Bucks Real Estate

What to Know About Credit Scores

Credit scores range between 200 and 850, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score:

Your payment history.
Did you pay your credit card bills on time? Bankruptcy filing, liens, and collection activity also affect your history.

How much you owe and where.
If you owe a great deal of money on numerous accounts, it can indicate that you are overextended. However, spreading debt among several accounts can help you avoid approaching the maximum on any individual credit line.

The length of your credit history.
In general, the longer an account has been open, the better.

How much new credit you have.
New credit—whether in the form of installment plans or new credit cards—is considered more risky, even if you pay down the debt promptly.

The types of credit you use.
Generally, it’s desirable to have more than one type of credit—such as installment loans, credit cards, and a mortgage.




Browse nearly 5,000 homes currently For Sale in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. To arrange private showings contact The Melissa Healy Group at 267‑218‑0000.

Considering selling your home in Bucks or Montgomery Counties?
For no-obligation recommendations on pricing and marketing your home for sale, call the Melissa Healy Group today at 267‑218‑0000.

 

Copyright © 2018, Melissa Healy
Information is deemed reliable though not guaranteed.
† Keller Williams Offices are Independently Owned and Operated


The Melissa Healy Group, Keller Williams Real Estate, Doylestown, PA