Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Credit Scores,VT http://www.zillow.com/advice/VT/mortgage-credit-scores/question-discussion-guide/mortgage/?s=0 Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Should I pay or settle on accounts with collection agencies before applying for a mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-pay-or-settle-on-accounts-with-collection-agencies-before-applying-for-a-mortgage/515971/ I have 5 accounts in collection with a total pf $2,300 in debt. The "date open" date on some of these is 3 or more years old. Two of them have "date open" dates of less than 3 years ago. Should I settle on these or pay them in full before applying for a mortgage? I'm not sure what a lender would rather see...<br/><br \><br \>8 replies Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-pay-or-settle-on-accounts-with-collection-agencies-before-applying-for-a-mortgage/515971/ 2013-10-20T13:26:00Z