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I need a loan, great income (&10% $ DP) poor credit. Can simulations/credit repair companies help?

  • August 28 2011 - Appleton
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So very happy for you! and thanks so much for coming back to update us!

Russ
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  • October 31 2012
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Congrats! I love hearing good updates. I have been struggling with the same issues, and time frame. After every imaginable hurdle, we are set to close tomorrow. I think many might benefit from hearing about what actions you took, services you used, and obstacles you overcame?
  • October 31 2012
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Awesome news! Congratulations on your new home and thanks for the update.
  • October 31 2012
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Thanks for all the advice, closed on a great house!
  • October 31 2012
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If you get a referral for a good lender who works in your area, they can be a great resource for mapping a route to improved credit so that you can, perhaps, purchase a home.Good luck!
  • September 07 2011
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Visit my website.  I help many people repair their credit. I cannot help everybody, but once I review your credit report I'll let you know what we can do.
  • August 31 2011
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I have a referral for you to a free service from a not for profit.  They're great and I recommend people to them all the time and they get great reviews.  Feel free to click on me and get in contact and I'll gladly pass the contact info along.  I had many clients I've had to turn away speak to them and come back a few months "good to go."  The odds of it getting up to 580 in 90 days probably isn't great, but I've definitiely seen it!   They'll be able to tell you how realistic it is. 
  • August 30 2011
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Yes, credit coaches do work.  However, and I'm speaking plainly here, to get your credit score where it needs to be for any loan (over 100pts higher) it's not probable in 90 days or less.  Don't get me wrong, it's not impossible; credit coaches can do some amazing things and it's worth a try to pursue the American Dream.  
In my opinion, and others may disagree, your first step should be to talk to a loan officer.  Yes, a loan officer is going to tell you that your score needs to be higher to get a loan.  BUT, he/she can give you more specific details about what does or does not qualify you for a loan surrounding and/or beyond your credit score.  I put a lot a weight on the shoulders of my loan officers (that I use) to assist my buyers through this entire process (and as you can see below, many loan officers/mortgage brokers already have a relationship with credit coaches).  
The other reason for starting here is all the other things you can be doing in the meantime.  Anyone will tell you, there is a lot that goes into getting a loan.  All those other things that need to be gathered and collected during the process (i.e. taxes, bank statements & explanations, employment questions/issues, etc..) can be done in the time that your credit score is being worked by your coach.  By the time your score is where you need it to be, you have built a relationship with your loan officer and everyone is ready to go.  
As far as hard money goes, everyone has their own opinions on this.  My opinion, from personal experience and watching others use it for homestead property, it's better to work with a financial institution and get a loan that way.  It may, perhaps, take you longer, but is much less headache in the end.  It may work for some people, I just haven't met any personally that were happy about doing it, in the end.
I closed a deal with a guy about 3 1/2 weeks ago that was in a similar situation as you.  I'm not saying this will happen for you but is just a testament to how these people can all help.  He was purchasing a home for, approximately, $100,000.  He had enough for 20% down and had a very good job with a poor credit score...just like you.  He was advised on what to do, listened, and we closed escrow less than 60 days later by bringing his credit score up over 60 points and resolving some revolving debt that he didn't need to have.  He took part of his down payment, paid off 3 credit cards that didn't even total $1,000 (1 of them was still open from over a year prior that he didn't even know was affecting his score), paid off his school loan, and fixed an issue he was having with the energy company.  His debt to income ratio went down and only ended up needing to put 5% down (he still put down a lot more but didn't need to).  Obviously everyone is in a different situation but, the point is, there's always a way.  Loan officers/mortgage brokers are great guys and make their living helping people in every type of situation, good or bad.  There are reputable ones in this thread...contact one and see what they can do for you!

Good luck!
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  • August 29 2011
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Hi hewittmoten,

Here is a link from our website that I thought might be helpful.

Good luck with everything.

Jeany
  • August 29 2011
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  • August 29 2011
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What do you mean by "poor"?
  • August 29 2011
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Yes, I have had great success with Chris at Luxetree.  You can contact him at [Email address removed by moderator.  Please refer to Good Neighbor Policy].  He has turned a lot of borrowers from credit denials to closed loans in 2 - 6 months depending on the severity of the credit issues.
  • August 28 2011
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Companies like credit matters typically have a 6 month period which they do there work, If I have a signed purchase contract with a 90 day financing clause, could I get results?  And if not, what would be involved (rates/costs/etc) obtaining a "Hard Money Mortgage"?

Thanks in advance for the advice.
  • August 28 2011
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YES, I m a Loan Officer and I send everyone to Credit Matters and it does help!!!  Here is a link  http://www.creditmattersinc.com/  Good Luck !!

You can get a hard Money Mortgage if you need to buy now then refi when your scores go up.
  • August 28 2011
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