Most conventional mortgages require a credit score of 620 or higher.
Loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration require a minimum score of 500 to qualify for a 10% down payment and a minimum 580 for 3.5% down payment.
What credit score is good for buying a house?
The minimum FICO credit score for an FHA loan is 500 or higher. If your score is at least 580, you also need at least a 3.5% down payment. You can still get approved for an FHA loan with a credit score lower than 580 and down to 500, but you’ll need a larger down payment of at least 10%.
Can I get a home loan with a 500 credit score?
Generally speaking, to get maximum financing on typical new home purchases, applicants should have a credit score of 580 or better. Those with credit scores of 500 or better are eligible for 100% FHA loan financing with no down payment required when using the FHA 203(h), Mortgage Insurance for Disaster Victims.
What does your credit score need to be to buy a house for the first time?
FICO® Scores* of at least 640 or so are typically all that are needed to qualify for first-time homebuyer assistance. FICO® Scores range from 300 to 850. But chances are you may need higher credit scores of around 680 or so to qualify for a conventional mortgage.
Can I get a mortgage with a 650 credit score?
A FICO score between 620 and 650 is considered fair to good credit. With an FHA mortgage, however, a FICO score of 600 or higher is enough to qualify for the 3.5% down payment loan. FHA guidelines actually authorize this type of mortgage with a score of 580 or higher.