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(If you don't know what B* means start here)

 

Experian aka EX:

  • Only time can remove inquiries.

 

Equifax aka EQ:

From the four options above you need a minimum combination of any three to achieve B* (all four services can be used for faster B*). The magic number of soft pulls is 85. Odds are your softs will get chopped every month--aka C*. Therefore, you must be diligent and pull EVERYDAY to achieve maximum B* in each cycle, especially if using only three services (with the number "85" in mind do the math).

 

TransUnion aka TU:

  • Smart Credit Premium aka SCP. You can pull daily anytime after 12:00am Pacific Time $9.95/mo. via Tim Conway Jr. discount link

You only need this one service for TU. The magic number of soft pulls is ~66.

 

 

 

Things to note:

  • Mortgage inquiries are stickies so they are not going anywhere
  • If you achieve B* then it stops when there is no C* that means you are B*ing softs that are older than your hard inqs. Just keep at it
  • Some of the services listed above have family plans that can save $$$ on spousal B*
  • Equifax Complete is the only service that shows your EQ soft pulls
  • For TU, the backdoor shows softs. DO NOT use this backdoor very often if you want to keep it unlocked
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Yes, HRGUY, questions will come. But not because MELIKEY did not do a great job of explaining.

 

So here goes...

 

In most of the definitive posts that are written by those I would consider experts, it is a clear point that mortgage inquiries CAN NOT be B*

 

Yet almost every time, someone will post a rebuttal that they absolutely CAN and DO get B*

 

So perhaps someone can clarify once and for all:

 

Are mortgage inquiries stickies, or not?

 

Thanks!

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Yes, HRGUY, questions will come. But not because MELIKEY did not do a great job of explaining.

 

So here goes...

 

In most of the definitive posts that are written by those I would consider experts, it is a clear point that mortgage inquiries CAN NOT be B*

 

Yet almost every time, someone will post a rebuttal that they absolutely CAN and DO get B*

 

So perhaps someone can clarify once and for all:

 

Are mortgage inquiries stickies, or not?

 

Thanks!

I have not seen it happen on EQ.

 

Seems the rebuttals are for TU.

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Yes, HRGUY, questions will come. But not because MELIKEY did not do a great job of explaining.

 

So here goes...

 

In most of the definitive posts that are written by those I would consider experts, it is a clear point that mortgage inquiries CAN NOT be B*

 

Yet almost every time, someone will post a rebuttal that they absolutely CAN and DO get B*

 

So perhaps someone can clarify once and for all:

 

Are mortgage inquiries stickies, or not?

 

Thanks!

I've never bumped any. You can count your softs on EQ Complete and see if the mortgage inqs vanish when they are supposed to. Then you know for sure. If they do go bye bye consider it a pleasant surprise! However, go into B* assuming that they WILL NOT go away... and don't waste much $$ trying. IMO

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You must not have used the links in that thread?

 

Anyhow, it may be worth a call - they may give you the 15.95 plan since if it was in effect at the time of sign-up.

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I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

They are listed just under the hards.

 

 

 

I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

Try to update your score again.

They are not there.

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I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

They are listed just under the hards.

 

 

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I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

Try to update your score again.

They are not there.

 

I called, They updated it and I see them. I don't see as many as i thought I would see. I'd better get on it harder. Am i being chopped?

 

 

AR-BLOOMIES/DSNB 05/31/13, 04/26/13

AR-CAPITAL ONE 03/18/13, 01/22/13, 12/17/12, 09/21/12

CIC/EXPERIAN ALRTS 06/12/13, 02/13/13

CONSUMERINFO.COM 08/07/12, 08/05/12

PRM-CITI CARDS CBNA 04/02/13

CREDITEXPERT 1-866-673-0140 06/17/13, 06/16/13, 06/14/13, 06/13/13, 06/12/13, 06/11/13, 05/20/13, 03/20/13, 03/19/13, 03/18/13, 02/13/13

Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13, 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 03/30/13, 03/29/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

FAIR ISAAC 05/20/13, 05/14/13, 03/25/13, 03/18/13

FAIR ISAAC 03/18/13

ND-FAIR ISAAC 03/18/13

PRM-FINGERHUT/WEBBANK 05/28/13

AR-MACYS/DSNB 05/31/13, 04/26/13

DTC-NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 05/14/13

NAVY FCU 05/13/13

AR-SHELL/CITIBANK NA 05/31/13, 04/26/13

TRANS UNION CRS 03/27/13

TRUECREDIT/COVERDELL MY 03/25/13

TRUECREDIT/VERTRUE 06/16/13, 06/14/13, 06/13/13, 06/12/13, 06/10/13, 06/08/13, 06/07/13, 06/05/13, 06/04/13, 06/03/13, 06/01/13, 05/30/13, 05/28/13, 05/26/13, 05/25/13, 05/24/13, 05/21/13, 05/20/13, 05/18/13, 05/17/13, 05/16/13, 05/15/13, 05/13/13, 05/10/13, 05/09/13, 05/07/13, 05/05/13, 05/04/13, 05/01/13, 04/29/13, 04/26/13, 04/24/13, 04/22/13, 04/20/13, 04/18/13, 04/17/13, 04/15/13, 04/14/13, 04/12/13, 04/08/13, 04/06/13, 04/04/13, 04/02/13, 03/28/13, 03/27/13, 03/25/13

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I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

They are listed just under the hards.

 

 

>>>>>

I just added EC. I cannot find my softs. Where are they? I just see the hards listed.

Try to update your score again.

They are not there.

 

I called, They updated it and I see them. I don't see as many as i thought I would see. I'd better get on it harder. Am i being chopped?

 

 

AR-BLOOMIES/DSNB 05/31/13, 04/26/13

AR-CAPITAL ONE 03/18/13, 01/22/13, 12/17/12, 09/21/12

CIC/EXPERIAN ALRTS 06/12/13, 02/13/13

CONSUMERINFO.COM 08/07/12, 08/05/12

PRM-CITI CARDS CBNA 04/02/13

CREDITEXPERT 1-866-673-0140 06/17/13, 06/16/13, 06/14/13, 06/13/13, 06/12/13, 06/11/13, 05/20/13, 03/20/13, 03/19/13, 03/18/13, 02/13/13

Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 06/17/13, 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 03/30/13, 03/29/13

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

ND-Equifax Consumer Services 10/18/11

FAIR ISAAC 05/20/13, 05/14/13, 03/25/13, 03/18/13

FAIR ISAAC 03/18/13

ND-FAIR ISAAC 03/18/13

PRM-FINGERHUT/WEBBANK 05/28/13

AR-MACYS/DSNB 05/31/13, 04/26/13

DTC-NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 05/14/13

NAVY FCU 05/13/13

AR-SHELL/CITIBANK NA 05/31/13, 04/26/13

TRANS UNION CRS 03/27/13

TRUECREDIT/COVERDELL MY 03/25/13

TRUECREDIT/VERTRUE 06/16/13, 06/14/13, 06/13/13, 06/12/13, 06/10/13, 06/08/13, 06/07/13, 06/05/13, 06/04/13, 06/03/13, 06/01/13, 05/30/13, 05/28/13, 05/26/13, 05/25/13, 05/24/13, 05/21/13, 05/20/13, 05/18/13, 05/17/13, 05/16/13, 05/15/13, 05/13/13, 05/10/13, 05/09/13, 05/07/13, 05/05/13, 05/04/13, 05/01/13, 04/29/13, 04/26/13, 04/24/13, 04/22/13, 04/20/13, 04/18/13, 04/17/13, 04/15/13, 04/14/13, 04/12/13, 04/08/13, 04/06/13, 04/04/13, 04/02/13, 03/28/13, 03/27/13, 03/25/13

 

I don't think you're getting C* yet. If you were all but a couple of the pulls for your Truecredit and Credit Expert would start around 05/20 something. Now that you've added EC you'll probably make the C* list but it's no biggie. Just be diligent about pulling daily.

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