Hello Southern Lakes Members! Welcome back to Mortgage Monday with me, Shelly, your local Mortgage Loan Officer at your local lender, Southern Lakes Credit Union! Today’s topic is: Raising your credit score


There are many factors that affect your credit score. Here are some tips you can use to bring your credit score to its highest potential:


1.      Pay credit card balances down below 30% of their limit. For the best and highest score, keep your credit cards balances under 10% of available credit.

2.      Obtain a copy of your credit report. Call the credit bureaus to remove any old or inaccurate information.

3.      Do not apply for unnecessary new credit.

4.      Keep old credit cards open. 

5.      Pay all bills on time. 


Do you have additional questions regarding mortgage or credit?  I invite you to call me directly at (262) 694-1600 ext. 604. You may also leave a comment here or send us a message. Someone from our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.


Come back next week for our upcoming topic:  Factors that affect your mortgage interest rate