It refers most often to someone who has 12 months with no lates. But it’s not just late payments, it also refers to 12 months with no collections filed. 12 months with no judgements of liens.
12 months with no one writing anything to your credit report except GOOD STUFF. If you had some late payments on a couple of credit cards in the middle of 2004… and then you hit another rough patch in 2005, and then AGAIN in 2006 and 2007… we refer to that as “sloppy” credit.
You could still have a credit score of 580 – but it shows a history of not paying on time. For THIS type of borrower – the underwriter might need to see 18 to 24 months of CLEAN CREDIT! This is particularly true if you are applying for FHA, VA or USDA home loans.
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