Shopping for a loan won't hurt credit scores
Each time you apply for a loan, and a lender asks to see your credit report, 3-5 or so points are subtracted from your credit score.
But when a number of mortgage lenders want to see your history all at once, Fair Isaac Corp. figures you're seeking quotes for a home loan.
That's a good thing and the creator of the FICO credit score won't penalize you for it.
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Fair Isaac used to count a flurry of inquiries over a three-week period as a single request. But since homebuyers have become more determined shoppers FICO now counts all inquiries received over 30 days as a single request.