why wouldnt you look into a down payment assistance program? With your income you should be within the income limits? Also you could always find a house that the owner is willing to help with the closing costs. Just negotiate. There are so many down payment programs out there. My income is more than yours, but if I had the credit scores you did and small debt load as you have, I Would be looking at a conventional loan which by the way will only consider what is reported to the Bureaus, so the amount you are in monthly repayment. If your squeezed too tight you could always look at less house, and buy something lower value, which obviously would mean less money down. I don't think you should wait, why so you can keep renting.... Just my opinion.
Hello everyone! Long time lurker but not a frequent poster. I’m a first time buyer and have little knowledge of the process. I’m wondering if it would be possible to qualify for a mortgage for about $120,000-$140,000. I am wondering specifically about qualifying for an FHA or conventional mortgage, but really don’t know where to start. I am hoping you wonderful people would be able to give me some hope and insight!
Also, will lenders take my REPAYE student loan payment to calculate my DTI, or calculate the 1%? This will make a huge difference in my DTI.
Income: pre-tax $2,960/month ($35,529/year)
* Been with the same company for 2.5 years and will be getting 4% increase in may
* Federal student loan: $57.90/month on REPAYE (total $39,319)
* Private student loan: $160/month (total $25,706)
* Student loan: $69/month (total $1,330)
* Personal loan: $91/month (total $1,475)
* Car loan: $169/month (total $6,239)
* Discover card: $35/month (total $2,010)
FICO score 5: 746
FICO score 4: 754
FICO score 2: 773
No negatives on my credit report.
I currently have $5,000 as down payment, but could have $7,000 if needed.
Thank you all in advance!!
Based on the info you've provided you are a perfect candidate for the 3% down Home Ready program. Based on the info you've provided, 140K will put you right at 50% or more on your back end debt to income ratio depending on the property taxes & insurance so I would back it down to somewhere between 120K & 130K. This program has lower PMI & rate hits while also allowing us to count your student loan payments as reported on your credit.
PS. DPA programs generally have higher rates which is going to decrease your buying power.