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Leticia, Home Buyer in 60031

i have badcredit can i get approved or not or it depends?

Asked by Leticia, 60031 Mon Jan 31, 2011

firsttime buyer full time job poor credit score, $3000 down payment if approved for an 75000 dollar home found in 3858 drexel ave.gurnee ill. 60031

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Credit score is but one factor used in underwriting approval. it is the first hurdle, but also taken into consideration is job history/stability, salary or variable contract work. Also look at total debt to income ratio and liquid assets. I have seen people with decent credit scores denied loans because of too much overall debt or job instability. Owning your own business can be tough too because they look at net income not gross income before expenses. Rule of thumb is 18 months in the same job. Plus they want to get 2 years of most recent taxes.

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Leticia -

Bad credit can be corrected and there are some programs for under 600 credit scores, but you need to have at least 3.5% down for an FHA loan and correct - the house needs to pass FHA standards. You need to also find a lender who will do smaller loans. Talk to a lender. If your credit score is under 580, you will likely need more downpayment (which can be borrowed). Wells Fargo has a new program for this. You could also talk to Northern Trust - they often do smaller loans.

Don't forget though, you may need to bring the house up to code, more and more villages are requiring this, which means you need to have money to fix up, if needed, and closing costs (sometimes can go into your mortgage).

I would call some mortgage lenders and get your credit score done and see what they require and then work toward that. If not, go to a credit solution person. A credible one is realestatecso.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 1, 2011
Hi Leticia,
Your question is one that comes up quite a bit, when a first time buyer is looking to make their 1st purchase. Credit is the 1st determinant that most lenders will look at regarding your financial capacity to purchase and pay for your new home. Most lenders are currently requiring a 640 credit score in order to purchase using FHA programs with 3.5% down payment. The lower your credit score, with other compensating factors, such as a stable job history and adequate reserves allows for a lender to take into consideration other factors, however, more often than not, if your credit score is lower than 640 you will need more than 3.5% down payment. Chicago Bancorp has rolled out a new Credit Doctor Program, to help potential buyers, get from where they are to being a fully qualified candidate for purchase. If you would like more information on this program, please don't hesitate to give me a call. I hope this helps!
Cecelia Marlow
Chicago Bancorp
Mortgage Banker
312-738-6294
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 1, 2011
Leticia,
I would talk with a loan officer. They will be able to tell you if you can be approved for a loan. They can also instruct you on how to improve your credit rating so you can be approved. The other answers are also correct, in that the lender will also look at other items to approve you for a loan. When you work with an FHA or VA loan, they are backed by the government and will look at the condition of the house.
Let me know if you would like a reccommendation for a great lender that can help you in the process. I would be happy to send it to you.
Elizabeth Splitt
847-987-4941
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 1, 2011
It depends. I believe your credit score needs to be 580 or higher to qualify for 3.5% down payment FHA financing. It is a good idea to talk with a mortgage professional to see where you stand and if you are somewhat below requirements they can provide advice regarding the best way to improve your situation and and be able to qualify.

There are a few other things to caution you regarding. For FHA loans, the home needs to be in pretty good condition--and since the seller is selling as-is they may not be willing to make repairs needed to bring the home to FHA standards. Even if the home does pass FHA standards, you will want to be very cautious about proceeding--a home like this will often require repairs and improvements to bring it to a standard you are comfortable with--if your $3000 was about all you have in reserve--are you putting yourself at risk finanically if repairs are needed after your purchase.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 1, 2011
Leticia,
Poor is a very relative term. If you don't know or don't want to post your score on the forum - please email or call me directly for a free loan preapproval. I am answering this in my capacity of a licensed loan originator.
Best,
Peter Schifrin
pschifrin@gmail.com
ph. 847 630 6843
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 31, 2011
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