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Credit Score
There is no question after you file a consumer proposal or personal bankruptcy, your credit score is going to take a beating. Credit scores range from as low as 300 to 900, with most Canadians in the 600’s and 700’s. After you file a consumer proposal, expect your score to drop into the low 500’s,...
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Sometimes you need to increase your credit score in a hurry. For example, maybe you are buying a house and your mortgage broker has told you your score is too low. Here are four quick tips which will give practically everyone’s score a boost. Access all your credit card and line of credit statements and...
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Published: •  Here in Canada, your credit score always matters — even when you are applying for a mortgage with an alternative lender or a private mortgage lender. It’s true they specialize in helping borrowers with damaged credit, but they still want to see signs of rehabilitation and repayment performance in the applicant’s track...
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With Careful Planning and Execution, You Can Go From Zero To a Great Credit Score Quickly Five months ago, Arun Kumar from Right at Home Realty referred his clients Raj and Nindy to me for a pre-approval for a mortgage for their first home. Raj has a good job making $71,000 per year, and Nindy was...
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Two Years To Go From Nothing To Credit Score Good Enough For an ‘A Lender’ Janet bought her first house with me last month, despite having no credit score whatsoever! She has decent income, but after some bad debts which were racked up by an ex-boyfriend several years ago, she never bothered to rebuild her...
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Using Two Credit Cards to Optimize Your Credit History The other day a reader wrote in and asked “is it bad for my credit rating to have an inactive credit card?  I prefer to only use one and use the back up card only if I misplace the one I regularly use”. I replied “Good...
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High Quality Credit Score Just As Essential to Renters As Home Buyers If you have rented an apartment in the past, you know that landlords typically ask you about your credit history. Tenants need a good credit history as much as home buyers looking for a mortgage do. In fact, we believe all Canadians should pay...
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Published: • Don’t Wait Until You’re Ready to Buy a House to Renovate Your Credit Scores Because we are credit specialists as well as mortgage agents, at Ross Taylor & Associates we help many clients who are trying to improve their credit history. Some have gone through consumer proposals, debt settlements, or even personal bankruptcy....
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How can you buy a home in the near future and build your credit at the same time? This morning I received an email from a reader who is re-establishing his credit history and interested in buying a home next year. Hello Ross, I need your help on credit building. I think everyone’s situation is...
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Using Credit Cards To Start Rebuilding Damaged Credit Each week I receive calls and emails asking me for help in rebuilding damaged credit histories. Often, s/he has come off (or is still in) a consumer proposal, or debt settlement or personal bankruptcy and is truly starting from ground zero. How to rebuild your credit history...
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