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Sometimes you have to pay interest on things to make yourself look better. When I got my first CC with a $500 limit I did that and before you know it I was getting other card offers with high limits and lower rates. It pays off. Same can be said for getting multiple lines of credit. Take some out that are small and then pay them off a couple months later to build up some history. Eventually that specific institution will let you borrow as much as you need.

Or if you can find an owner financed purchase they don't care where the down payment came from, so you can easily borrow right before that signing with no problems.

Fool on!!
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