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Sterling Loan Mod Help. How will a loan modification affect my credit score?
Sterling VA - How do foreclosures. loan modifications or short sales affect a credit score? Your credit score will be affected by late mortgage payments and a short sale .
However, there are 2 things that are considered horrible on your credit report. Those 2 are items are foreclosure and bankruptcy.
A foreclosure or bankruptcy will almost immediately lower a credit score by around 100 to 120 points. (The number is not hard and fast – it all depends upon what the score was before the foreclosure. and other factors that the credit bureaus don’t like to share.)
The way that they write the algorithm, a foreclosure will keep on pushing your score down for the next 2 years! A foreclosure can also stay on a credit report for 7 years.
Short sales are different from a foreclosure. Short sales and loan modifications by themselves do not hurt a credit score (depending on how they are reported.) It is the missed payments that ding your credit report.
How a short sale is coded/reported to the credit reporting bureau does make a difference in the affect it has on your score. It could be reported as a charge-off, a 120 day late payment, or a settled account.
Any of these are dings on the credit report, averaging 100 points. Here is the good news. The way they do the algorithm, it will damage your score for a shorter length of time than the 2 years a foreclosure does.
How a short sale is reported to the credit bureaus is something that can be
negotiated as part of the process of the sales negotiations. Good negotiators can have a positive impact here.
But, in the end, the credit score should not be the first thing to consider when facing the decision to short sale a home.
You need to look at what is best for your family financially. The credit score is secondary to that.
Get advice from a trusted source, and then make an informed decision. Thinking about a loan modification ?
Our Sterling loan modification guide will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Free Copy.
When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 571-420-7838
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Thanks for reading this, Kyle Mazaris.
Kyle is a Real Estate Agent at RealEstate.com Realtors. Sterling Short Sales Realtor:
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By Kyle Mazaris Real Estate Agent with RealEstate.com Realtors
Posted on October 19, 2011 10:47 AM