Home Buyer FAQ: Will Inquiries about my Credit Affect my Credit Score?
An abundance of credit inquiries can sometimes affect your credit scores since they may indicate that your use of credit is increasing. Note that the data used to calculate your credit score does NOT include mortgage or auto loan credit inquiries that are made during the 30 days prior to the score being calculated. In addition, all mortgage inquiries made in any 14-day period are always considered one inquiry. Don't limit mortgage shopping for fear that it will affect your credit score.