KEYWORDS:FHA Changes 2013
New FHA Guidelines for 2013
FHA guidelines allows a borrower with a credit score of 580 to buy a home with only a 3.5% down payment. FHA guidelines allows a borrower with a minimum credit score of 580 to buy a home using their own funds for a down payment or the down payment funds can be a gift from a family member.
FHA guidelines allows a home buyer with a minimum credit score of 530 up to a 6% seller's concession. The seller's concession must be written into the sales contract.
FHA changes 2013 requires a minimum credit score of 530 for all loans.
Home buyers with a credit score below 580 are required to make a 10% down payment. The down payment funds must belong to the borrower. Gift funds are allowed and up to 6% seller's concessions is allowed.
FHA guidelines 2013 starting in April 2012 FHA has changed it's collection account guidelines. Going forward all collection accounts within the last two years must be paid off. All collection accounts totaling over $1,000.00 must be paid off. Collection accounts that total less than $1,000.00 and are over two years old may not have to be paid off.
January 20, 2010 - FHA announced a set of policy changes to strengthen the FHA. The changes announced are the latest in a series of changes enacted in order to better position the FHA to manage its risk while continuing to support the nation’s housing market recovery.
The FHA has taken the following step:
Update the combination of FICO scores and down payments for new borrowers. New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum FICO score of 580 to qualify for FHA's 3.5% down payment program. New borrowers with less than a 580 FICO score will be required to put down at least 10%.
Minimum credit score for FHA loans is 530.