6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Pay more than the minimum. Paying the minimum just covers the interest. Paying over the minimum can help credit scores.

Pay on time. Late payments can hurt credit scores. For help, sign up for notifications from creditors, your bank or online services.

Keep balances below 30% of your limit. If your limit is $3,000, your credit score can suffer if the balance hits $900. Make sure balances are below 30% of the limit on all credit cards.

Close unused accounts, but keep an old one. Even if you’re not using cards, lenders worry you might. Close unused accounts, but keep an old one, and pay it promptly. Responsible behavior over time can raise credit scores.

Come back to cash. Use cash for gas, beverages, even groceries. Watch your credit card statements shrink.

Don’t open new credit cards and don’t make big purchases. Wait until after you close on your home.

When you need a mortgage, or you want to refinance for a lower rate or to pay for improvements, please text, email or call us any time!

Material in this article from: Inside Lending Market Snapshot

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Jim Passi
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Palatine, IL 60067
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To say the home buying

To say the home buying process is anything less than stressful is a felony! Jim, first and foremost, helped us cope, understand and work through every step when we bought our home. There were many, upon many moments where we needed counsel and Jim was always there. His responses were immediate and insightful. Speaking with Jim was like speaking with a friend and you knew he had your best interest in mind. So, the needed, constant communication with him never became a chore. My husband and I can say, without shadow of a doubt, that Jim was our cheerleader that motivated us to continue on (believe us, our situation was one for the books!).

Now, that we are done (yay!), and the process is over, our hands have been wiped clean; we are still going to continue our rapport with Jim. Knowing he has invested so much time with us, there is no reason to cease our relationship now. We thank Jim for getting our family to where we are today, a brand new home for our son to grow up in.

Angela & Andrew