How Does Foreclosure Affect My Credit?

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The Bottom Line is: Foreclosure will hurt your credit. However, there are different severity levels and ways to reduce its effects: The best way, as shown by the chart below, is to do a short sale.  Extensive research has been done concerning credit implications when a homeowner is in a default situation.  Those findings are […]

how foreclosure affects your credit in Kentucky or anywhere actually

The Bottom Line is: Foreclosure will hurt your credit. However, there are different severity levels and ways to reduce its effects:

The best way, as shown by the chart below, is to do a short sale.  Extensive research has been done concerning credit implications when a homeowner is in a default situation.  Those findings are listed below:

THE AFFECTS OF FORECLOSURE-RELATED ACTIVITY ON A CREDIT REPORT

One month behind: 12-15 point reduction
Two months behind: Repeat reduction of above
Three months behind: Repeat reduction of above
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Foreclosure with Bankruptcy Extensive point reduction 7-9 year reporting
Foreclosure Auction 290-320 point reduction 5-7 year reporting
Deed-in-lieu 150-200 point reduction
Short Sale 70-90 point reduction

* These numbers are only a general guideline and sample picture of the realistic outcomes.  These numbers will vary depending on your credit score before default as well as other credit factors that apply to you individually.  We do not testify the accuracy of these numbers and reporting for each individual set of circumstances.

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