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  • Future Proof MD
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    I think there will some variability in how new credit requests are factored into your score calculations.  For example I applied for 3 new credit cards this year so far and my credit score increased by 60 pts in the same time period.  I think it may be the fact that the new cards increased my credit limit and consequently dropped my credit utilization rate.  So I think it may actually be beneficial depending on your credit situation.

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  • The White Coat Investor
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    I think the effect, small as it is, can last as much as six months.

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  • Zaphod
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    They will just ask you about it. It just affects the optics mainly, if you dont otherwise look good can make you look "needy" for credit. Buying a house right now and I got 3 new cards this year, didnt seem to be a big deal at all. I wouldnt do it during the process so theres no new dings, and it doesnt look like youre trying to put the down payment on the card, etc...

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  • meccos
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    Question about credit

    My loan officer told me not to open any new credit cards just before applying for a home mortgage loan.  If i open a new card today, how long will this new credit card affect my loan application?
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