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Fixing Credit After A Northeast Ohio Short Sale Step 10: Maintaining Good Credit

Northeast Ohio – If you have a foreclosure or short sale on your credit report, then it will lower your credit score quickly. In the near term, the decrease will be much more than it will be a few months down the road when it starts to inch its way back up.

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The credit reporting bureaus weigh the most recent activity more heavily than the distant past.

Taking action now to build up the most recent activity is a great way to help your score rebound. So for now, here are the things you should be doing from this day forward to keep your score improving:

First, keep your report clean and clear of NEW negative items. This means that you need to pay on time, every time on open credit. You must not have any new collection accounts or charge offs.

Don’t try to open ANY new credit – this means new car loans, or a Target charge card, or any new opportunity to open any other new credit. Don’t do it.

After a foreclosure or a short sale, you want anything that appears on your credit report to be spotless – that the short sale or foreclosure was a blip on the radar, the past, out of the ordinary for you.

Re-build your credit report with favorable credit. Ask your bank if you can use a secured Visa or MasterCard through them.

A secured Visa or MasterCard is much like a debit card – you preload it with the amount you want available. Unlike a debit card, a secured credit card will get reported to the credit bureaus, and this will help to rebuild your score.

Obviously, the best way to deal with bad credit scores is to avoid it in the first place if possible. If you have a history that needs a bit of polishing, hang in there.

Follow the steps that I’ve written about, stay on track, you will be able to look back and feel a sense of pride about your accomplishments.

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