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Re: Shared Mortgage and FICO Scores
Sorry about the double post...
Back to the example:
            Husband has the following scores ==> 723     698     731     Score used is 723
            Wife has the following ==>                    802     805     798     Score used is 802
Most A paper lenders will then take the lower of the 2 middle scores... in this case 723.
There are, however, programs (usually subprime) that will use the score of the Primary Borrower (Earns over 50% of the income) and some that use the higher of the 2 scores regardless of income.