September 6, 2013
2014 FHA loan requirements - New FHA policy requires a minimum credit of 530 to buy a home or refinance. In the old days FHA did not require a minimum score. These changes went in to effect in 2010.
To buy a home you will need a minimum credit score of 530.
Borrowers with scores above 580 require a 3.5% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed. 12 months of on time rental history or on time mortgage payment history may be required for scores below 620.
If you have credit scores below 580 new FHA changes require a 10% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed. 12 months of on time rental history or on time mortgage payment history may be required. If you do not have verifiable payment history 3 months of reserves may be required. Reserves must be the borrower's own funds.
Most lenders require a minimum credit score of 640 for a FHA loan we don't.
Whether you're planing to buy your first home, refinance, lower your monthly payments, buy a second home, consolidate debt or get pre-approved for a mortgage. A perfect credit score is not needed for an FHA loan approval.
In fact, even if you have had credit problems, such as a bankruptcy, it's easier for you to qualify for an FHA loan than a for a conventional loan. Credit scores down to 530 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit risk. FHA loan requirements 2013.
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