Collection accounts - 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.
Medical collections - Medical collections do not need to be paid for an FHA loan approval. FHA does not take medical collections into consideration. FHA does not require medical collection accounts to be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval and does not include them in your debt-to-income ratio.
FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:
Borrowers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale may be eligible for an FHA insured loan if the bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale was the result of a documented extenuating circumstance.
Whether you're planing to buy your first home, refinance, to lower your monthly payments or refinance to take cash out.
Credit score - On January 20, 2010 FHA announced a new policy to address risk. FHA changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers.
This has allowed the FHA to better balance its risk and continue to provide financing for home buyers.
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Refinance to take cash out, divorce, payoff debt or home improvements with a 500 minimum credit score. FHA refinance allows cash out amount up to 80% of the value of the property.
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FHA credit score needed to buy a house. FHA requires minimum 580 credit score to qualify for 3.5% down payment. Below 580 credit score FHA requires 10% down payment.
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FHA 203k loan offers a renovation mortgage for buyers interested in purchasing a fixer-upper or homeowners interested in making home repairs. Minimum credit score is 620.