Category Archives: Automated underwriting

FHA Loans down to a 500 credit score with 10% down.

Almost all lenders require a 620 credit score to get an FHA mortgage. Most lenders use an automated system to get the customers loan approval (Total Score Card) which runs through DU (Desktop Underwriter) or LP (Loan Prospector). We can get you a mortgage with a 500 credit score if you have 10% to put…
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3.5% down payment with a 580 credit score.

FHA allows you to buy a home with only 3.5% and a 580 credit score. Most lenders require 620-640 credit score, but there are lenders that will go down to a 580 credit score.

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When you have a 580 credit score your debt to income ratios are limited, compared to a 620 credit score. Your maximum debt to income ratio is 50% with 2 compensating factors. It you have 1 compensating factor you cannot go above at 47%. If you have no compensating factors you will not be able to go above a 43% debt to income ratio. There a 5 compensating factors the FHA allows. They are 3 months of your mortgage payment, enough residual income, no other debts besides your new mortgage, rent is same as your new mortgage payment & you have other income that we are not using to qualify you. If your debt to income ratio goes above a 43% with a score below 620 you will have to do a manual underwrite. Barclay Butler Financial does these loans. # 580creditscore, #3.5%down.

VA home loans down to a 500 credit score.

A VA home loan is either for a veteran or a soldier currently enlisted. These loans allow for no down payment & no monthly mortgage insurance. These are fantastic loans if you are a veteran. A lot of veterans qualify for a VA loan and do not realize it. Most mortgage companies state you must have at…
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Mortgage company overlays helping or hurting home sales.

Most of the mortgage companies have overlays on their products. An overlay is an additional requirement added on top of a FHA, VA, or conventional mortgage guidelines. One example is FHA allows down to a 580 credit score if you want to put down 3.5% down payment. 95% of the lenders state you must have…
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