The Secondary Market of Mortgage loans offered by FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and KHC all have their minimum fico score requirements and lenders will create overlays in addition to what the Government agencies will accept, so even if on paper FHA says they will go down to 580 or 500 in some cases on fico scores, very few lenders will go below the 620 threshold. If you have low fico scores it may make sense to check around with different lenders to see what their minimum fico scores are for loans.
The lenders I currently deal with have the following fico cutoffs for credit scores: FHA–620 minimum score VA—-620 minimum score Fannie Mae–620 minimum score USDA–640 minimum score KHC with Down Payment Assistance –620 minimum score. As you can see, 620 is the minimum score with most lenders for a FHA, VA, or Fannie Mae loan, and 620 is required for the no down payment programs offered by USDA for Kentucky for First Time Home Buyers wanting to go no money down.
Mortgage Fico Scores used by Lenders.
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
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