Zillow Advice: FHA and VA Loans - how do i boost my credit fast http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-boost-my-credit-fast/431290/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If you need your credit score ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-boost-my-credit-fast/431290/ If you need your credit score boosted in a matter of days, contact the mortgage banker or broker you will be working with to run a simulation on your credit report. &nbsp;This provides specific information on what exactly to do as well as show how much your score should increase with each reporting agency for each specific action. &nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-boost-my-credit-fast/431290/ 2012-02-08T17:33:00Z There are lots of things ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-boost-my-credit-fast/431290/ There are lots of things you can do for free to improve your credit score and make it easier for you to buy. You do not need to hire a credit repair company, but you do need to target areas you can work on to raise your credit score.<br/><br/>Start by getting a copy of your credit report so you know what is on it and what your current score is. One credit report a year is free from the credit reporting agencies&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp" style="text-align: right;">here</a>, but you will have to pay a small amount for your actual credit score. Last time I looked it was about $12. You can get strategies to improve your score&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/YourCreditRating/7FastFixesForYourCreditScore.aspx" style="text-align: right;">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.myfico.com/CreditEducation/ImproveYourScore.aspx" style="text-align: right;">here</a>. <br/><br/>The <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.myfico.com/CreditEducation/CreditScores.aspx">myfico</a> site also has a break down of what makes up your score and what you can do to improve it for free. Focus on making yourself a good candidate to buy before you buy. It will reduce your costs in getting a mortgage and make it more likely that you will be able to keep out of financial trouble after you buy Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-boost-my-credit-fast/431290/ 2012-02-08T17:28:00Z