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FHA LOAN

Hello,

 

My fiance and I submitted an offer on a condo and we're getting our loan application processed.  She has a 550 score and I'm at 710.  WIll it be difficult to get approved for a FHA loan?

 

Thanks

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Super Contributor

Re: FHA LOAN

Most FHA lenders require a 580 minimum score these days, however there are still a handful of lenders going down to the 500-540 level.  With a 540 the rates are over 7% vs. if you had a 620 it'd be low 6's.  Do you need your fiance on the loan to use her income in order to qualify?

 

Is the condo an FHA approved condo?

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It will be a long process with that lower score - they will have to do a manual underwrite in most cases which takes a long time. They will be looking for recent credit - 12-24 months to make sure there is a current practice of paying things on time etc...

I would suggest letting the people on the offer know that it may take some time and ask for flexibility - if it doesnt work out you should get a pre-approval done on your credit before submitting anymore offers.

 

Good Luck

Brian

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Can you qualify on your own?  I had to do this; my husband's score was 540.

 

To my great surprise, I closed a couple of weeks ago.  Get yourself a great LO.  Smiley Happy  They are out there! 

WOW! EQ when I joined myFICO: 657. Ups and downs and a few bumps and bruises, but finally back over 700. Whew!

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What lenders are qualifying for 500-550?

 

 

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anca21bi wrote:

What lenders are qualifying for 500-550?


 

Not many anymore, best bet is to go through a mortgage broker.

Mortgages (FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie, Freddie, Non-Prime) since 2002, based in Irvine, CA and lending in all 50 states

Information that is needed to determine if you qualify for a mortgage

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