You may qualify to be considered a loan with a 608 credit score but getting a loan is more than just your credit score. The lender will look at why your score is 608, when was the last time you had a late payment on any of your debts, and your job history. This overall picture is a better determinate if you will be able to secure financing.... more
One of the most common hurdles to getting a mortgage or refinancing your home can be a less-than-stellar credit rating. But it isn't always a stop sign on the road to homeownership. To overcome this problem,
Ever feel like there's a world of financing information that's hidden away? Confused about which loan type is best for you? Personal situations vary, and only a qualified lender can give you full details.
I can't stress enough you need to talk with a mortgage broker, a lender not a Realtor. With the "financial crisis" things have changes a lot in the past couple of years in regards to getting a loan. A good lender will walk you through your FICO score and your overall credit picture. Help you understand where you are at now and what you can do to increase it. The good news is in time, you can make it better and then go back to get/secure the loan. If you do not know of any lenders in your area, start with your Bank as many have incentives for their existing clients.
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