Patricia F. writes in
Our scores are in the 660's and we need to up them to approx 700 .... and prior to
selling our home they were above 700. The credit bureaus (Trans Union
told me that often times when people sell they will experience
a 25-35 point drop in their credit score because no mortgage appears on
the credit bureau; however, when they purchase another home the score
jumps up again.
p.s. you might want to add a page to your website about this so that other people
are aware of this challenge. The caveat according to Trans Union is that
within 90-120 days is when this occurs, so if you sell and then don't buy
fairly quickly you are impacted. Likewise paying off your mortgage does the
same thing - decreasing your score.
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