Credit Score Requirements 2019


Credit Score Requirements 2019 - FHA announced a new policy to address risk. FHA changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:

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

This has allowed the FHA to better balance its risk and continue to provide financing for home buyers.

FHA requirements include a maximum debt to income ratio. When a borrower applies for an FHA mortgage, they are required to disclose all debts, open lines of credit, and all possible approved sources of regular income. Using this data, the lender and FHA can calculate the borrower's debt-to-income ratio.

  • FHA maximum debt to income ratio can be over 55%
  • Manual underwriting maximum debt to income ratio is 50%

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the reduction of it's annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) rates.

FHA reduced the premium from 1.35% to .85% a reduction of .5%.

Combined with low interest rates and the reduction of MIP rates means that it is a great time to buy a home or refinance your mortgage.


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FHA allows the seller to pay up to 6% of your closing cost. If you are buying a $100,000.00 house FHA allows the seller to pay up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost. It must be in writing in the sales contract, "Seller will pay up to 6% of buyer's closing cost."

If you do not write it into the sales contract then you will be paying the closing cost. In the state of Florida closing cost for a $100,000.00 house average around $4,300.00 depending on taxes, insurance and who's paying the transfer tax and owner's title insurance.

By allowing the seller to pay for your closing cost you will decrease the amount of money required to buy a home. Buying a $100,000.00 property requires $3,500.00 down payment and if the seller pays up to $6,000.00 for your closing cost you will only need around $4,000.00 to buy a $100,000.00 in Florida.

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Credit Score Requirements 2019


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

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