9 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Before You Buy

improve your credit scoreWhen it comes to buying a home, your credit score is one of the most important criteria lenders look at to determine whether you qualify for a mortgage. If you suspect your current score needs a boost, there are several things you can do now to improve your credit score profile before you buy. In addition to paying all your bills on time, Trulia says one surefire way to improve your credit score is to pay your credit card balances down to less than 50 percent of their limit. They also recommend holding off on making any large purchases using credit until after you purchase a home.

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