Conventional loan requirements 2016

Are you interested in buying a home using a conventional loan requirements 2016?


Do I qualify for a conventional home loan?

Conventional loans require a minimum credit score of 620 to buy a home. A borrower must have a minimum of 5% down payment to be eligible for a conventional loan. Conventional loans are easier to obtain with a credit score of at least 640 or 660.

  • My Community program requires a minimum down payment of 5%. The borrower’s income cannot exceed 100% of the annual HUD Area Median Income for the subject property’s location.
  • Home Possible® program requires a minimum down payment of 5%. First Time Home Buyers must participate in a home ownership education program. 40-year fixed rate Home Possible® mortgage.
  • Community Solution loans provide additional flexibilities for teachers/educational institution employees, firefighters, police, healthcare workers and military personnel.
  • HomeChoice loans offer borrowers with a disability or who have a family member with a disability who may need greater underwriting flexibilities, including non-occupying co-borrowers.
  • HomePath® program is a fixed-rate, fully amortizing loan program that provides the financing for properties that are owned by Fannie Mae as a result of foreclosure or other similar action such as a deed-in-lieu.

Fannie Mae refinance

Conventional loans allow homeowners a maximum loan-to-value of 95% of the value of the home on a rate and term refinance. The maximum loan-to-value for a cash-out refinance is 85% of the value of the home for primary residence.

The Making Home Affordable Program is also available for homeowner who currently have a FNMA loan and want to refinance.

The greatest advantage of a conventional loan is that once your loan-to-value is at or below 80% mortgage insurance is not required.


Conventional loan requirements 2016

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FHA loans

FHA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

VA loans

VA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance

500 credit score

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

USDA loans

USDA loans require a minimum 580 credit score to buy a houseor refinance

580 credit score

HOMEPATH

HomePath loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house

620 credit score

HARP refinance

HARP loans require no minimum credit score torefinance

No minimum credit score

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance

620 credit score

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