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How accurate is Credit Karma for mortgage loan purposes? Where can I find all 3 accurate credit scores?

by gregory920 from Georgetown, Mississippi. Apr 18th 2016 Reply


Lorne Harvey (lorneharvey)
#81 ranked lender in Washington - 418 contributions

In my experience, scores produced from Credit Karma are quite a bit higher than the mortgage reports we pull as lenders. I seen this multiple times.

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William J Acres (William_Acres)
#2 ranked lender in Arizona - 7,933 contributions

Credit Karma is not very accurate at all.. in fact, we call it the "Fako" score, not the Fico... anyway, scoring models vary depending on the type of credit you are applying for.. example.. if you apply for a credit card, then the score is based on the likelihood of you defaulting on a credit card.. likewise, when you apply for a mortgage or a car loan, it's going to be different.. but when you are not applying for anything, but just want to know your score, then the model is usually vastly different.. and in most cases, results in a higher score than actual.. hence, the "Fako" label.. If you want to get your credit scores to see if you qualify for a mortgage, the call a mortgage broker and let him run it.. that's the only real way.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com NMLS# 226347

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