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Tessa, Other/Just Looking in Ashland, KY

Is there a way to buy a house with not so good credit?

Asked by Tessa, Ashland, KY Sun Sep 6, 2009

I am planning on going back to school and working on building my credit back up. How good does your credit have to be before you can qualify to buy a home?

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Creative financing is another option to buy a home for someone with credit that's not great.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 7, 2009
Yes, you may check into FHA loan programs. These are government insured loans, they require minimum down payment of 3.5%, and steady and verifiable income.

FHA will consider borrowers with FICO score as low as 500. If you score is low, you can work with a non-profit credit counseling agency to help you with a plan to rebuild your credit profile.

Check here to learn about FHA loan programs: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/FHA_Home/consumers

Search here for FHA lender in your area: http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm

Search here for a local housing counseling agency in your area: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hccprof14.cfm

NOTE: FHA loans have an upfront mortgage insurance premium AND a monthly mortgage insurance premium. The upfront premium can be rolled into the first mortgage. Ask the counselor for more details when your talk to him/her.

I hope the information helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 7, 2009
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