Home Loan With 580 Credit Scores

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Guidelines For Home Loan With 580 Credit Scores

Lending Guidelines For Home Loan With 580 Credit Scores:

2015 Minimum Credit Scores Guidelines to qualify for a 3.5% down payment FHA Loan is 580 FICO.  Home buyers can qualify for a FHA Loan with credit scores under 580 FICO, however, a 10% down payment is required for a FHA home purchase loan.  Mortgage loan applicants with credit scores under 620 FICO are considered high risk mortgage loan borrowers and mortgage lenders will want to see compensating factors from mortgage loan applicants.

Mortgage For Borrowers With 580 Credit Scores

If your credit scores are between 580 FICO and 619 FICO, the maximum debt to income ratio is 43%.  If your credit scores were at least 620 FICO or higher, your debt to income ratios will be capped at 56.9%.  Whether your credit scores are 580 FICO or 620 FICO, you can qualify for a 3.5% down payment FHA Loan but one of the major disadvantages and barriers is that the debt to income ratio caps is lowered when your credit scores fall below the 620 FICO threshold.

Mortgage Rates On 580 FICO Versus 620 FICO Credit Scores

One of the negatives of qualifying for a FHA loan with credit scores under 620 FICO is that the interest rates on lower credit scores mortgage loans is higher than if you had higher credit scores.  Mortgage rates will be higher for a mortgage loan borrower with a 580 FICO credit scores than it would be for mortgage borrowers with credit scores higher than 620 FICO.  The higher your credit scores, the lower your mortgage rates.

Verification Of Rent May Be Required For 580 Credit Scores

Verification of Rent may be required for mortgage loan applicants with credit scores under 620 FICO credit scores.  Verification of Rent is extremely important because it determines payment shock where the new housing payment on your proposed mortgage payment is not that much more than your current rental payment.  For example, if you are paying $1,000 per month in rent and your new mortgage payment ( PITI ) is $1,100, the payment shock will be 10%.  Verification of Rent can only be validated by providing the mortgage lender 12 months canceled checks from the renter paid to the landlord. Cash payment receipts do not count towards verification of rent.  If you are renting from a property management company, you can get a letter from the property manager stating that you have been timely on your rental payments for the past 12 months in lieu of canceled checks.

Home Loan With 580 Credit Scores Mortgage Lenders

Most mortgage lenders have lender overlays .  Lender overlays are mortgage guidelines above and beyond the minimum federal lending guidelines.  For example, minimum credit scores required for a 3.5% down payment FHA loan is 580 FICO.  However, many mortgage lenders including banks have lender overlays that will not accept any mortgage loan applicants with at least a 640 credit scores.  This is called lender overlays on credit scores.  However, the good news is that I am a mortgage lender with no lender overlays.  Whatever the minimum federal lending guidelines are, we will just go off the minimum federal minimum lending guidelines.  If you were told you do not qualify by other mortgage lenders due to their lender overlays, please contact us at 262-716-8151 or email us at gcho@gustancho.com.  We are available 7 days a week to issue pre-approvals.

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