FHA requires a minimum credit score of 500 to buy a house. There are no income limits like you may find with first time home buyer programs. However, there are limits on how much you can borrow.
FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:
New borrowers may also be eligible for an FHA insured loan on a purchase transaction after 12 months from the completion, discharge, trustee's sale if the borrower meets the requirements for extenuating circumstances Economic Event.
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.
New 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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What's the minimum score needed to buy a house or refinance
FHA requires a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
VA requires a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
USDA requires a minimum 580 credit score to buy a house or refinance
Fannie Mae requires a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
Freddie Mac requires a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
HARP requires no minimum credit score to refinance
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