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 5 Factors Deciding Your Credit Score

Credit scores range between 400 and 850. Scores above 620 are considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. Not saying if your score is below 620 you can’t get a mortgage; today banks have programs for most credit scores. These factors will affect your score.

  1. Your payment history. Whether you paid credit card obligations on time.
  2. How much you owe. Owing a great deal of money on numerous accounts can indicate that you are overextended.
  3. The length of your credit history. In general, the longer the better.
  4. How much new credit you have. New credit, either installment payments or new credit cards, are considered more risky, even if you pay promptly.

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





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