For an FHA mortgage, most lenders require a 640+ credit score for the last 2-3 years now.
Prospect Mortgage is one of the few direct lenders to offer an FHA 580-639 FICO loan program. Credit profile is a major factor in a mortgage approval. Generally, there should be no late payments, new collections accounts/charge-offs/liens/judgments in the last 12 months. It is required that all open collection accounts must be paid in full if their cumulative balances exceed $1,000.
The 3.5% down payment can be from the borrowers own funds or it can be gifted from a family member. Two months of reserves for the PITI (Principal + Interest + Taxes + Insurance) payment + HOA Dues will be required. This must be from the borrowerâ€™s own funds and not a gift.
When you decide to purchase a home, the very first step in the process is to get Pre-Qualified. For this, you will need to gather your financial documentation including:
â€¢ Two most recent years to W-2â€™s and Federal Income Tax returns
â€¢ Two most recent pay stubs
â€¢ Two most recent months of bank statements
This will all be reviewed along with your credit report to determine your qualifications. Once your Pre-Qualification request has been competed, you will know more about your purchasing options.
On an FHA mortgage, HUD does allow a spouse to be on the title to a property but not be on the mortgage itself.
Working with a knowledgeable and seasoned loan officer is critical in today's market. Getting Pre-Qualified is the only way for you to find out your options. To get Pre-Qualified for your purchase, you can submit your request online at www.rodneymason.com.
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia with over a decade of lending experience.
Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePathÂ® | HomePathÂ® Renovation | HomeStyleÂ® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.