FHA Loan Requirements 2016


FHA Loan Requirements 2016 - New FHA policy requires a minimum credit of 500 to buy a home or refinance. In the old days FHA did not require any credit score. These changes went in to effect in 2010.

  • New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for FHA's 3.5% down payment program
  • New borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%
  • To buy a home you will need a minimum credit score of 500

Borrowers with credit score above 580 require a 3.5% down payment. The funds can be the borrower's own funds or a gift from a family member. FHA allows the seller to pay for your closing costs up to 6% of the purchase price.

If you have credit scores below 580 new FHA changes require a 10% down payment. All funds can be the borrower's own funds or a gift from a family member. FHA allows the seller to pay for your closing cost up to 6% of the purchase price.

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To refinance your mortgage you need a minimum credit score of 500.

Borrowers with a credit score above 580 can refinance up to a 97.5% loan-to-value on a rate and term refinance. And up to 85% cash out refinance with a credit score above 580.

If you have credit score below 580 new FHA changes require a maximum loan-to-value of 90% for a rate and term refinance. And up to 75% cash out refinance with credit score below 580.

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 500 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit risk. FHA Loan Requirements 2016.

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FHA Minimum Credit Score Needed to Buy a House


FHA requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a home or refinance

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Collection accounts

A collection is minor in nature usually does not need to be paid off as a condition for loan approval

Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy at least two years must have elapsed since the discharge date

Foreclosure

Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years 

  • Government loan: Seasoning is determined by the date the claim was paid
  • Loans other than Government: Seasoning is determined by the date of sale the lender sold the property

Short Sale

FHA guidelines requires three year past from the date of sale of the property


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