How low on the Credit Score do Lenders go 80/20?

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How low on the Credit Score do Lenders go 80/20?
Full Documentation = 2 Years Employment as W2 Employee or 12 months Bank Statements show suffient deposits if your 1099. Lenders will traditionally go to a FICO score of 580. Exceptions are to 560 but very few and the interest rates in the double digits. One major bank will go to 525 but you have to fit a fine criteria that is bascially hard to get to.

Some banks will go up to 100% on investment properties, but the credit score required is generally a lot higher.

80/20 is a great choice for most first-time home buyers, because it does not require a lump sum down payment. The disadvantage of this loan is that the interest rates are usually higher than the loans with down payments.

Conforming lenders generally have different requirements than subprime lenders in regards to minimum credit scores allowed on 80/20 loans. Most lenders are very strict with there credit score requirements, however a few lenders will make or allow a few exceptions here and there for borrowers with extremely high compensating factors, such as a lot of money put away somewhere, stable job time, good rental or mortgage history, etc... Consult your OH mortgage professional to see if you qualify for an 80/20 loan today.

Depending on which state you are in, some lenders will allow as low as 580 credit score for stated income program. However, the interest rate will be higher than other full doc loans. If you are self employed, try to see if you can be qualified for 100% financing with your business bank statements.

Stated income loans will generally require at least a 620 credit score. Some lenders have a different fico range for w-2 stated and self employed stated.


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