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My wife and I are in the process of buying our first home.  When I submitted my information for a credit report to my mortgage lender the report came back with scores of 720, 700 and 660.  The major problem was that I had a small claims case reading "In Judgement" on my credit report from a credit card I became default on in 2005.  The total amount due was $938.  However, I made arrangements with the collector and finished paying the small claims case in 2007.  I have all documentation that states that the case has been settled yet it still shows up on my credit report as "In Judgement".  Do I have any chance to get a loan or am I just wasting my time?  I've given my mortgage lender copies of all of my documentation from the court house that confirms that the debt has been paid in full.  I have been notified by someone I know who works at the courthouse that a bank had called to verify that the case had been settled but nothing has happened since then.

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Hello,

If you have the documentation showing the Judgment was paid in full, then you need to tell the County to notify the 3 Credit Bureaus that this has been satisfied and to record it as satisfied and put a date when this was done on your credit report.

To answer the main question you have, yes you are going to be able to get a loan! As for not hearing anything from the bank, they are slower than I've ever seen in the 19 years I have been doing loans. So, just hang in there and don't be bashful about calling your Loan Officer to see what your status is..... :)

Thanks,

Bobbi Buehl
Sr. Loan Officer

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Home mortgages is my expertise

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Experience in the area 15 years Organizations Mortgage Brokerage Education/Credentials BS in Chemical Engineering, BA in Sales and Marketing. Licensed Loan Officer for 6 years and I have worked as a Loan Officer for 15 years.

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