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The credit bureaus have now sent you their results, including a new credit report and a letter telling you what has changed on the report based on your disputes. Don’t just read what they sent and file it away! Make a copy of it, and have it ready to file.
Take out your file that has the original copy of your credit report and put it side by side with the new report. Take out your copy of the letter you originally sent to the bureau that laid out all the things you were disputing.
Go through and compare these disputes against their updated credit report. Their summary might say that an item was investigated but was verified, and so it still shows on your credit report, and wasn’t removed.
They won’t say more than, “item verified.” This could discourage you, but what folks who’ve been down this road before you will tell you is that no one called the original information provider to verify the item – that they used that eOscar dataset to check it out. If they “verified” something on your credit report which clearly isn’t yours:
- Call the toll-free number at the top of the report
- Tell them your report reference number and ask for “the method of verification per FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) Section 611 (a) (7).
- If they say they called the original creditor, ask them for the phone number of the original creditor.
- Call the original creditor and ask for the records yourself.
- If they say the records are not available, call the credit reporting agency back at their number from the results report and tell them that the original creditor has no records, and that they need to open another dispute – provide them with the name and number of the person you just talked to at the original creditor.
If this is the case, the negative listing will either be deleted from your report all together or it will go from being a negative to being a positive. This is great news for you!
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Thanks for reading this,
Chris B Johnson.
Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.
Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist
View My homes for sale at www.ChrisBJohnsonRealtor.com.
Chris Johnson specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Ventura County California. Ventura County Loan Modification Help, Ventura County short sales. Ventura County Short Sale Realtor Ventura County CA Short Sales. Ventura County Realtor. Copyright 2012 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Chris B Johnson, Prudential Califonia Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why? Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit. However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification. We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale. The views expressed here are Chris B's personal views and do not reflect the views of Prudential Califonia Realty. This information on Step 8 To Fix Your Credit After A Ventura County Short Sale: Checking Your Results is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.