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Improving Credit Scores After Bankruptcy

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Why are credit scores so important, and how can you improve them after bankruptcy?

Our clients who file for bankruptcy in Queens and throughout New York want to see the future as a place of possibility, and an opportunity to create a new chapter in their lives.  Life after bankruptcy is not a complete reset, but it can be an amazing time to make changes that will get you on the right path toward fiscal responsibility. One such change is understanding the importance of your credit score and knowing how to improve it. There are steps you can take, now and in the future, to ensure a safer financial future.

Fixing Credit Score Errors – Good for Your Fiscal Future

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Can Errors on Your Credit Score Affect Your Financial Health?

When clients come to our office they are looking for debt relief. This may mean stopping a foreclosure, removing a lien, or going through a Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Our clients often want to improve their credit, but there may be more factors affecting their credit scores than missed loan payments.

In a recent study by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) from December 2012, the findings state that one in four credit reports have errors. So along with the other best practices we share our clients to ensure fiscal health and responsibility, we also support keeping a close watch on the information used by credit agencies to make their scores about you.

The Truth About Bankruptcy and Your FICO Score

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The Truth About Bankruptcy and Your FICO Score

What Will Bankruptcy Really do to my FICO Score?

When people face the prospect of filing for bankruptcy in Queens, one of their top concerns is often how bankruptcy will affect their FICO score. FICO, or Fair Isaac Corporation, scores are credit scores the majority of lenders use to determine your potential credit risk. The myth surrounding bankruptcy and ruined credit scores is well established, but not fact. Bankruptcy has the possibility to lower your credit score, but this is by no means the bottom line. Not only are many other factors at play, but your score may actually improve when you file for bankruptcy.

The Realities of Getting a Mortgage After Filing Bankruptcy

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Will I ever get a mortgage after I file for bankruptcy?

Many of our clients, and prospective clients, express serious concerns about how easy or difficult it is to get a mortgage after filing for bankruptcy. After all, it is no secret that a bankruptcy filing will appear on your credit report for up to 10 years (7 years for a Chapter 13).

While it can be difficult to obtain a mortgage after a bankruptcy filing, it is by no means impossible. Our offices have had many clients that were able to secure a mortgage for a new or used home even after filing for bankruptcy. The question remains, “What can I do to prepare for applying for a mortgage knowing that I have a bankruptcy on my credit report?”

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