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FHA loans allows refinance or purchase after bankruptcy. In fact, even if you have had credit problems, such as a bankruptcy, it's easier for you to qualify for an FHA
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
At least two years must have elapsed since the discharge date of the
borrower and / or spouse's Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, according to FHA
guidelines. This is not to be confused with the bankruptcy filing date.
A full explanation will be required with the loan application. In order
to qualify for an FHA loan, the borrower must qualify financially, have
re-established good credit, and have a stable job.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
FHA will consider approving a borrower who is still paying on a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if those payments have been satisfactorily made and verified for a period of one year. The court trustee's written approval will also be needed in order to proceed with the loan. The borrower will have to give a full explanation of the bankruptcy with the loan application and must also have re-established good credit, qualify financially and have good job stability.
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. Sometimes scores down to 500 are accepted if there are compensating factors that offset the credit risk.
New FHA policy requires a minimum credit of 500 to buy a home or refinance. In the old days FHA did not require a minimum score. These changes went in to effect in 2010.
To buy a home or refinance you will need a minimum FICO score of 500.
with scores above 580 require a 3.5% down payment. The funds can be a
gift from a family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed.
If you have FICO scores below 580 new
FHA changes require a 10% down payment. The funds can be a gift from a
family member and up to 6% seller concession is allowed.
What documentation will I need?
• Personal tax returns for the past 2 years
• Current pay stubs for the past month
• Bank statements for last 2 months (all pages)
• Latest retirement statement for each active account (all pages)
• Sales contract (purchase)
• Clear copy of Driver’s License (front and back)
• Clear copy of SS card (front and back)
• Addresses and loan information of other real estate owned (if any)
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Credit score needed
to buy a house or refinance
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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