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 Cecilia, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX

My credit scores are 513- 540 can I get a home loan for under $200,000. I have some unpaid bills on my credit report and a foreclosure in 2009

Asked by Cecilia, Austin, TX Fri Aug 10, 2012

I am not yet ready to pay off my creditors however it could be done soon. My former mortgage lender has never removed the 2nd mortgage balance and this would likely up my scores.

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Removing the second would be an asset to your scores. There are many programs which can get you into a home right away with low closing costs. I would be happy to refer you to my lender who has put many folks into homes with your scores.
Mary
909 518 1830
msferrazza@homesmart.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 23, 2012
Mary I will call you later today thanks for your reply.
cecilia ryan 951-893-5002
Flag Mon Sep 24, 2012
Changes to FHA Loan Rules on Collections and Judgments
In March of 2012, there were reports of pending alterations to FHA rules on collections and judgment actions that could affect an FHA loan application. A borrower who had outstanding collection actions against them would be affected by the changes in FHA requirements.

According to FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-03, new changes to the rules for collections and judgments were due to change as follows:

“If the total outstanding balance of all collection accounts is equal to or greater than $1,000 the borrower must resolve the accounts (e.g. entered into payment arrangements with minimum three months verified payments- paid as agreed) or paid in full at the time of, or prior to closing.”

Those changes as described above have been cancelled pending further review by the FHA and HUD.

FHA later issued a new Mortgagee Letter stating that the new requirement, due to take effect on July 1, 2012, has been rescinded and will not take effect pending clarification and additional guidance.

FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-10 explains the cancellation of the new rules. “In order to provide clarification of policies concerning Disputed Accounts and Collection Accounts through future guidance, FHA is rescinding the new guidance on the following topics in Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2012-3, which was to become effective July 1, 2012–”Handling of Disputed Accounts, Public Records FHA Total User Guide Chapter 2, and Handbook 4155.1 4.C.2.e, Paying off Collections and Judgments.”

This can be a confusing issue for some borrowers. At the time of this writing, FHA rules currently in effect state:

“If the credit report reveals that the borrower is disputing any credit accounts or public records, the mortgage application must be referred to a Direct Endorsement underwriter for review.”

Also, “FHA does not require that collection accounts be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval. However, court-ordered judgments must be paid off before the mortgage loan is eligible for FHA insurance endorsement.”

That is the rule in effect at the time of this writing.

It should be noted that the FHA has not stated that these changes are permanent–future guidance and clarification on these rules is under development. For more information, see FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-10 at the FHA official site.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 10, 2012
my credit score is 540 i am looking at a house and this would be the first house i am buying can find a bank to take me for this house with 20% down can you help me
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 1, 2016
Don't let a foreclosure stop you from buying a new home. See Comstock if you have a buyer in need. They have a flexible credit loan. This program assists homeowners who have recently been through a foreclosure, short sale or have recently emerged from bankruptcy.

http://www.thinkcomstock.com/buy-after-foreclosure
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 18, 2014
Good evening Cecilia,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.
http://www.consumer-action.org/

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0058-credit-repair-how-…

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 3, 2013
thumbs up!
Flag Tue Mar 15, 2016
Cecilia,

Your credit needs some work.. If you are serious about owning a home, give me a call.. We will review your credit and see what you can do to help bump your scores in conjunction with getting the negative items deleted.

Best of Luck;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit Repair Specialist at
Everlasting Credit Repair
Ex-Mortgage Broker of more than 10 years
http://www.everlastingcredit.com

We also have a DIY service.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 2, 2013
We have a couple lenders that finance as low as a 580 FICO, however , the unpaid collections may present a problem. I recommend a credit restoration service such as "Credit is Key"...contact Blanca Duenas at 909.910.7996 before you pay or negotiate and pay-offs,you'll be glad you did.

Chris Burns at First Mortgage offers loans to fit your needs , she is at 951.656.9335

The FHA guidelines for obtaining a loan after foreclosure is 3 years from recording date of sale, please have that date handy.


Sincerely,

Jory Blake
951.742.3751
Web Reference: http://www.JORYBLAKE.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 10, 2012
Well basically you need a credit score around 615. Normal loan FHA. And it would be a good idea to contact all your closed account to have them removed from your credit. But you really need to contact a mortgage broker to find put what all you need so you can get started on it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 10, 2012
Changes to FHA Loan Rules on Collections and Judgments
In March of 2012, there were reports of pending alterations to FHA rules on collections and judgment actions that could affect an FHA loan application. A borrower who had outstanding collection actions against them would be affected by the changes in FHA requirements.

According to FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-03, new changes to the rules for collections and judgments were due to change as follows:

“If the total outstanding balance of all collection accounts is equal to or greater than $1,000 the borrower must resolve the accounts (e.g. entered into payment arrangements with minimum three months verified payments- paid as agreed) or paid in full at the time of, or prior to closing.”

Those changes as described above have been cancelled pending further review by the FHA and HUD.

FHA later issued a new Mortgagee Letter stating that the new requirement, due to take effect on July 1, 2012, has been rescinded and will not take effect pending clarification and additional guidance.

FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-10 explains the cancellation of the new rules. “In order to provide clarification of policies concerning Disputed Accounts and Collection Accounts through future guidance, FHA is rescinding the new guidance on the following topics in Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2012-3, which was to become effective July 1, 2012–”Handling of Disputed Accounts, Public Records FHA Total User Guide Chapter 2, and Handbook 4155.1 4.C.2.e, Paying off Collections and Judgments.”

This can be a confusing issue for some borrowers. At the time of this writing, FHA rules currently in effect state:

“If the credit report reveals that the borrower is disputing any credit accounts or public records, the mortgage application must be referred to a Direct Endorsement underwriter for review.”

Also, “FHA does not require that collection accounts be paid off as a condition of mortgage approval. However, court-ordered judgments must be paid off before the mortgage loan is eligible for FHA insurance endorsement.”

That is the rule in effect at the time of this writing.

It should be noted that the FHA has not stated that these changes are permanent–future guidance and clarification on these rules is under development. For more information, see FHA Mortgagee Letter 12-10 at the FHA official site.
Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012
Do you know a broker that deals with this type of situation? I found that FHA offers a loan with credit scores starting at 500 but that might be old news.
Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012
Doesn't sound promising...but no one on this board can tell you for sure. I recommend you speak with a lender in your community who can review your total finances, assets, liabilities, etc.

Good luck.
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