Qualifying For Home Loans With Under 600 Credit Scores And No Overlays

This BLOG On Home Loans With Under 600 Credit Scores Was UPDATED On June 29, 2017

Home Loans With Under 600 Credit Scores:

Most mortgage lenders require a 640 FICO  credit score on FHA Loans. The 640 credit score requirement is not HUD’s Guidelines On Credit Scores but Lenders own higher credit score requirements. This higher credit score requirement is called lender overlays.

  • Minimum FHA mortgage lending guidelines on minimum credit score requirements is 580 FICO credit scores for 3.5% down payment FHA Loans.
  • Home buyers can qualify for home loans with under 600 credit scores.
  • They need to get an approve/eligible per Automated Underwriting System.
  • Timely payments in the past 12 months is necessary to get an AUS Automated Approval.
  • Home buyers need to meet all other FHA Guidelines .
  • Other FHA Guidelines includes meeting the debt to income ratio requirements, mandatory waiting period after bankruptcy and foreclosure, and other financial and credit requirements.

Home Loan After Bankruptcy And Foreclosure

Mortgage applicants who have filed bankruptcy, there is a mandatory 2 year waiting period before they can qualify for FHA Loans.

  • The waiting period time clock starts from the date of the discharge of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
  • Mortgage lenders do require re-established credit after bankruptcy and no late payments after bankruptcy.  
  • On a foreclosure, there is a 3 year waiting period from the date of the sheriff’s sale or the date the deed of the foreclosure was transferred out of deed.
  • Many homeowners who have turned in their keys to their mortgage lender years ago still do not have the deed out of their names.
  • If the deed is not out of the homeowners name, the waiting period clock did not start.
  • Banks and mortgage lenders are in no hurry to get the deed out of the previous homeowner;s name and this causes the waiting period to get extended.
  • For those who have had a foreclosure, make sure the name is transferred into the bank’s name.
  • The sooner this is done, the sooner the 3 year mandatory waiting time clock starts ticking so they will be able to purchase a home again.

Requirements To Qualify For Home Loans With Under 600 Credit Scores

To get mortgage loans for borrowers with credit scores under 600 is possible if you consult a mortgage broker who specializes in bad credit mortgage loans with no lender overlays.

  • Mortgage loans for borrowers with credit scores under 600 require 3.5% down payment as long as it is not lower than a credit score of 580.
  • For those mortgage loan borrowers with credit scores between 500 and 579, there is a 10% minimum down payment requirement.
  • Mortgage loans for borrowers with credit scores under 620, debt to income ratios is capped at 43%
  • Borrowers with 620 or higher credit scores have debt to income ratio caps of 46.9% front end and 56.9% DTI back end.
  • Mortgage costs and mortgage rates are higher for mortgage loans for borrowers with credit scores under 600.

Lenders Specializing Home Loans With Under 600 Credit Scores

I specialize in mortgage loans for borrowers with credit scores under 600 in California, Illinois, and Florida.  If you have had prior bad credit and have low credit scores and need a California,  Illinois or Florida home loan, please contact me at 262-716-8151 or email me at gcho@gustancho.com or you can always visit me at  www.gustancho.com.

2017 Mortgage Blog Post Article Update

This mortgage blog post article was last updated on June 29, 2017.

Gustan Cho, NMLS ID 873293

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