Zillow Advice: Home Buying - By how many points do hard inquiries lower your credit score? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/By-how-many-points-do-hard-inquiries-lower-your-credit-score/335937/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It won't. &nbsp;Hard inquiries ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/By-how-many-points-do-hard-inquiries-lower-your-credit-score/335937/ It won't. &nbsp;Hard inquiries only impact your scores for 12 months, after that they no longer are a factor but remain on your report for 2 yrs.<br/><br/>If you're trying to increase your scores, reduce your credit card balances.<br/><br/> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/By-how-many-points-do-hard-inquiries-lower-your-credit-score/335937/ 2012-08-29T18:44:00Z