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Credit reports with accounts in dispute.

 

How do disputed accounts on credit report affect to the chances to qualify for a home mortgage?

Consider this; a credit score not only measures creditworthiness but provides great insight to banks and lenders about the history and thus the ability and intend to payback debts. Scores are calculated by the major credit-rating agencies--Experian, TransUnion and Equifax--based on a number of factors on a credit report, including the number of open accounts, the types of accounts revolving vs installment, available vs used credit and/or the length of credit history.

Your payment history on credit will greatly influence the terms under which you can borrow money to purchase a home. Derogatory credit in the form of disputed accounts may lower your chances to qualify or even be the reason for eliminating your chances to purchase a house.

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If an applicant's credit report has $1,000+ in disputed derogatory credit accounts, the loan application must be downgraded and manually underwritten meaning your debt to income qualifying ratios will be lower and thus potentially affecting your approval. 

Disputed Charged off accounts, disputed collection accounts and/or disputed accounts with late payments in the last 24 months are examples of disputed derogatory credit. Then disputed medical accounts, disputed derogatory credit resulting from identity theft, credit card theft or unauthorized use are excluded from the $1,000+ cumulative balance. To exclude these balances, the Mortgagee must provide a copy of the police report or other documentation from the creditor to verify the status of the accounts.

If none of the reasons above apply then you will be required to remove them from your credit. Banks are aware accounts in dispute do not reflect the negative impact of late payments being disputed on its scores and thus artificially help you obtain higher scores than should be otherwise. This is why underwriters require during the approval process to remove certain accounts in dispute and rescore your credit to obtain the correct real scores.

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Disputed Derogatory Credit Accounts of a non-borrowing spouse in a community property state are not included in the $1,000+ cumulative balance for determining if the mortgage application is downgraded.

Also disputed accounts with zero balance, disputed accounts with late payments aged 24 months or greater and disputed accounts that are current and paid as agreed are considered non-derogatory disputed accounts and thus not included in the $1,000+ cumulative balance for determining if the mortgage application is downgraded. 

This is why it is so important an experienced loan officer analyzes your credit in detail before accounts in dispute are removed as doing so has a high probability to lower your scores beyond minimum required.

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Customers Reviews:

  • Rosbel Castro • January 12, 2019

    Thank you soooo much Joan, Patricia and Samantha for helping us purchase our first home ever. My wife and I are so thankful there are no words to express the joy we feel each time we open the door of our house. I say to my wife… wait is this our house? Then I remember that yes, we just closed few days ago…. LOL. Jokes aside everything you Joan have done for us ever since day one is beyond any words of appreciation. In our case, we truly feel you have been godsent. I still remember the day my wife and I went to Wells Fargo to be told our chances were very limited due to my taxes’ deductions and so we needed to wait 2 possibly 3 years???? My own bank Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, Capital One and God knows how many places we tried. Each one gave us similar reasons but at the end the message was that we didn’t qualify and zero instructions. Well yes, the instructions were that our taxes didn’t reveal the true picture and health of my business operations. Great and now what? Nothing. And so, I stopped searching. Sometime later after talking to a client about my hopeless attempt to buy a house, he told me about a loan officer who showed up from time to time in the radio station offering home loan programs traditional banks would not offer. And so, I started googling until I found Clear Lending. I asked my colleague and bingo! This was the company. And so, I applied online, got a call back very fast, completed an application over the phone, sent income documents and then I was asked to go with my wife at their office. After one hour or so, I was given precise instructions to become a home owner with a government loan program. All I remember was… “If you follow my advice, we will make it happen”. And a year later, Joan got us the house of our dreams, negotiated best deal to cover most closing costs and closed our loan with a 4.25% interest rate when my own was offering me 4.875%???? I am so thankful I found this guy I still cannot believe the miracle he worked for us. Again, thank you Joan and your team for being a true servant and valuable tool to make possible what for me I was told bank after bank to stop searching as it was not possible. I will always refer you absolutely everyone desiring to buy a house. You are indeed the miracle man!!!!

  • Migdia Uribe • March 04, 2019

    FROM GOOGLE: We are first time home owners, thanks to Joan and his team at Clear Lending. I may add his assistant Patricia A. was very pleasant to work with and very attentive. Our house hunting journey was painless, smooth, and actually quick. How quick… in 29 days we went from looking at 10 houses (in one day), we were serious about buying a house. Joan provided potential houses for us in the area we wanted and we did our homework in reviewing and narrowing it down to 10. From looking at different houses to the closing date, I can stay Joan was very much hands on through the whole process. My husband dealt with Joan primarily, but I could see how Joan was there for us. When we had questions at any given time, we could asked, he was always available and responsive. As first time home buyers we had lots of questions and Joan didn’t minimize our questions. Joan is very knowledgeable in his line of work, I can honestly say that. He always kept us informed of what was going on behind the scenes, so we felt at ease. Thanks to Joan, we were able to obtain a good low mortgage rate. Obtain a HOUSE, we are happy and thankful to call our own! My husband actually found Clear Lending online and we couldn’t believe the reviews, it sounded too good to be true. Take it from us, it’s true, we have experienced ourselves. We are thankful to Joan for his dedication, sincerity, knowledge, and guidance. Joan was truly a blessing for us. We would truly recommend Joan and his team at Clear Lending. God bless you Joan. Migdia

  • Jim Bush • January 31, 2019

    FROM GOOGLE: I am a Disabled Veteran who found Clear Lending online. I worked with Joan and did everything over the internet without ever actually meeting him in person. This was a great expeiernce and he was wonderful and helped me with the whole process and answered any questions i had. This is an A++++ service place for loans for veterans. Would reccomend them to any veteran even with less than perfect credit. This people are awesome and Joan helped me with everything. I would suggest every veteran use him

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