Asked by Heidi  |  Submitted June 27, 2018

How do I go about buying a house with a credit score of 540?

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June 27, 2018

Minimum credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage vary from lender to lender. However, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan was established to make homeownership accessible and affordable. To take advantage of the FHA's 3.5% down-payment option, you will need a score of 580 or higher. With your current score you will need to put more money down, at least 10%.

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