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What is a Credit Inquiry?
When you apply for credit, most creditors report the application to one or more credit bureaus, and that's called an
"inquiry". Any more than a few inquiries per year hurts your credit score a little. A bunch of inquiries can hurt
your score a lot.
With new credit score procedures, applying for a string or auto or home loans in a row will only count as one inquiry
(within about two weeks of each other) so the damage is a lot less now than before.
Getting inquiries deleted is a bear, and goes well beyond the cope of this lofty tome.
Otherwise, waiting a few months allows those inquiries to age and thier impact on the score drops away.
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