Homebuyers need to steer clear of FICO-score potholes

Homebuyers need to steer clear of FICO-score potholes

Experts in the credit-reporting field say that despite FICO’s good intentions, bad things can happen on inquiries — requests by lenders and others to pull your national credit-bureau reports.

In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your scores up or down?

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