FHA Loan Credit Score Requirements 2017

FHA Loan Credit Score Requirements 2017


FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:

  • New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for 3.5% down payment
  • FHA loan requires new borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%
  • FHA minimum credit score is 500

In the old days, FHA did not have a minimum credit score requirement.

FHA minimum credit score 2017

FHA does not require collection accounts to be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval. However, FHA does recognize that collection efforts by the creditor for unpaid collections could affect the borrower’s ability to repay the mortgage.

  • If evidence of a payment arrangement is not available, the lender must calculate the monthly payment using 5% of the outstanding balance of each collection, and include the monthly payment in the borrower’s debt-to-income ratio.

Borrowers may also be eligible for an FHA insured loan on a purchase transaction after 12 months from the completion, discharge, trustee's sale if the borrower meets the requirements for extenuating circumstances Economic Event.

Borrowers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale may be eligible for an FHA insured loan if the bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale was the result of a documented extenuating circumstance.

Today’s historically low interest rates make now the perfect time to purchase a new home or refinance.

One of the most popular types of mortgages is the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. This loan is usually the easiest to qualify for and provides the maximum interest deduction at tax time. The interest rate stays the same over the life of the loan which provides unchanging low monthly payments.

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FHA

Requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home

FHA minimum

credit score 500

VA

Requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home

VA minimum

credit score 500

Fannie Mae

Requires a minimum credit score of 620 to buy a home

Fannie Mae minimum

credit score 620

Freddie Mac

Requires a minimum credit score of 620 to buy a home

Freddie Mac minimum

credit score 620


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