Jan 292015

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By G. Steven Bray

It’s nice to be able to report some good news. Credit standards are relaxing just a bit. Our minimum credit score for using an FHA loan to purchase a home is now 600. This minimum applies to single-family homes and duplexes, assuming you plan to live in one of the units. The minimum score for 3- and 4-unit homes remains 620.

Even better, if you want to refinance an FHA loan, we can accept a credit score as low as 580. In some cases we’ll be able to use FHA’s streamline process, which means you can qualify regardless of your current income and debts. However, if your credit report shows a foreclosure, your credit score needs to be at least 600.

The minimum credit score for conventional loans remains 620.

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