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10-05-2012 07:58 AM
This is where I hope to be someday. I just wanted to see if my goal is realistic. Would I be able to buy a home with the following criteria?
Credit. Mid score 650.
4/12- Student loan 180+ late (x8 separate loans) paid on time since
Source of income. Where is the income coming from
Monthly debt payments.
Car-$570 (could refinance and get a better rate and the payment down)
This could be tricky. I have been at my current position for 2 months( but don't plan on buying for AT LEAST a year). Before this I took 3 years off to stay at home with my kids. I am in the same industry I’ve been in for 10 years.
20K down. 15K in reserves
Colorado-North of Denver
Single Family, no more than 10 years old
Looking in the 180k-200k range
10-05-2012 08:38 AM
2 penguins walk into a bar... Oh wait, different kind of humor huh? Are those SL lates your only baddies? Income and DTI look OK to me, credit score is in the OK range but can improve that within a year. You need to send GWs for those SLs, maybe you can get lucky. Yes, keep paying on time, check your revolving debt, and garden everything well. I can see a new home in your future.
10-05-2012 08:46 AM
LOL! thanks! The student loans aren't my only baddies, but I'm pretty sure I can get the others removed by the time I'm ready to buy. If everything else looks ok this is what I will strive for. It just helps to have something to work towards!
10-05-2012 10:15 AM
You could do FHA with that scenario, possibly conventional depending on how the lender looks at the income/employment.
10-07-2012 10:33 AM
Your biggest hurdle in my opinon will be your employment even though you have been in the same field for 10 years, that 3 year unemployed break may throw up some red flags. If at all possible I would probably wait until you have 2 years of steady employment before applying, but you can speak to the lenders and or brokers in your area and get their opinions. Income is okay just a little borderline on the value of home you are seeking. The late payments will age more and should be less of an issue but once again will depend on what type of loan you are seeking and the underwriter.
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