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Minimum Credit Score to Increase for FHA Loans

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Last year most investors started requiring a minimum credit score of 620 to be eligible for a FHA Mortgage.  Some investors such as Bank of America have now increased that minimum credit score requirement to a 640 to be eligible for FHA Financing.  Chances are other investors will follow suite as early as November 01, 2010 and increase their minimum credit score requirements to a 640. 

If you a have buyer that is on the fence and they have between a 620 - 639 credit score.  It is time for them to decide if they want to be a home owner or if they want to work on improving their credit score. 


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Conrad C. Eberhard
Mortgage Loan Officer

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Fayetteville, AR 72703

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Jill Wente

Thanks for the information, Conrad. Yesterday, the lender I frequently refer business to said as of Nov. 1st the VA and FHA loans they originate will require a 640 credit score.  This is good news for landlords and bad news for potential home buyers.

Oct 29, 2010 11:11 AM