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While most mortgage applicants know a good credit score is a key element for a loan approval, not everyone realizes raising your credit score by even a few points can make the difference between qualifying for a mortgage or not. In addition, if you are applying for a conventional mortgage rather than an FHA-insured home loan, you can pay a lower interest rate if you are able to boost your credit score into the next level.
Good news for veterans of the U.S. military and anyone interested in an FHA loan — it just got easier to qualify for an FHA loan or VA loan if you have less than perfect credit. With Quicken Loans, you can now qualify for an FHA loan with a credit score as low as 580. That’s one of the lowest qualifying scores you’ll find in today’s mortgage market and veterans and active members of the military can qualify for a VA loan with the low credit score of 620 as well.
Home ownership is a part of achieving the American dream. For many, the only thing standing between them and owning a home is a low credit score. Lenders rely heavily on FICO Scores when determining whether to fund a mortgage — low credit scores equate to high risk. Still, it isn’t impossible to get a mortgage with a low credit score.
A new version of FICO’s credit score formula will raise the scores of people with medical debts, or who paid off other debts in collection but people with unpaid debts on their record that aren’t related to health care would see their scores fall, making it harder for them to get a personal loan or credit card, or raising the interest rates they’ll have to pay, FICO said.