What is a " fair credit score" to possibly purchase a home?

Asked by Lucr01, Pittsburgh, PA Wed Feb 29, 2012

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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Hello Lucr,
The majority of lenders have minimum credit score limits of 660 and 640. There are some out there that will do down to 620. You will still get a decent rate down to 620

I have lenders that will go down to 560 with a minimum of 10% down and really once you go below 600 the rate starts to get higher. Not sure how to answer your question but 620 is the minimum to get the job done in most case. 660 and you will get an FHA loan without any rate hits.

Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa 18966
215 953 0800
cell 267 992 7276
NMLS ID 143960
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Wed Oct 22, 2014
Great question! Each lender is different depending on their risk threshold, but I can do loans down to a 580 mid-fico score. Contact me today for Pre-Approval!

John R. Cushma
Loan Officer
Equity Resources Inc
Phone: 412-551-8970
Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking #847424
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Feb 29, 2012
There are other factors besides credit that determine mortgage qualification, such as income, debt, etc.; therefore for a personalized answer do visit with any licensed loan officer. Generally most lenders prefer a credit score of 640, however there may be some lenders willing to work with less.
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Michael Vall…, Agent, Greenville, SC
Wed Feb 29, 2012
FHA guidelines state 620, but check with local mortgage people in your area that might be able to help.
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