Borrowers with a credit score above 500 are eligible for an FHA loan.
Borrowers with a 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.
Regardless of the FHA loan limit for your area, the amount of loan you qualify for depends on your income and ability to pay. Under FHA standards, you should spend no more than 31% of your monthly income on your mortgage, property tax, and insurance.
Credit score below 620 maximum debt-to-income ratio is 43%. In addition, credit score above 620 you should spend no more than 54.99% (DTI) of your income on total debt payments, including student loans, car loans, and credit card debt.
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.
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KEYWORDS: Credit score requirements to buy a house Florida,
What's the minimum score to buy a house
FHA credit score
FHA requires a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house
VA credit score
VA requires a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house
Fannie Mae credit score
Fannie Mae requires a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
Freddie Mac credit score
Freddie Mac requires a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
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