Compare Mortgage Quotes

Refinance Rates for Today

Please enable JavaScript for the best experience.

In the mean time, check out our refinance rates!

Company Loan Type APR Est. Pmt.

FHA Loan with 530-540 credit score???

Posted on: 07th Apr, 2009 07:07 pm
I am a first time home buyer in TN. I have found the house I want it is $150,000.00. I want to get an FHA loan but the problem is I have a credit score around 530- 540. Can anyone help me with who to talk to or where to go for this loan???
Hi bhurd, Getting a fha loan with a score of 540 would be very hard as the min score is 620 right now.
Posted on: 07th Apr, 2009 07:15 pm
bhurd, you are in a situation that's going to require you to wait. you need to do whatever it takes to bump your score up to the 620 range if you wish to obtain a loan. the only other potential solution is to seek a usda loan. these loans are restricted to certain locations, and you can check that out by determining whether your locale is within the boundaries that the usda services. if you are looking at an urban property, you can pretty well assume it won't fit.
Posted on: 08th Apr, 2009 08:14 am
Any reason why your score is so low? If you have some time before your gonna purchase a house/land. Then this can be fixed in a timely manner if you do things right. A little more info about your credit/score and i would gladly point you in the right direction on how to achieve this score.
Posted on: 08th Apr, 2009 08:26 am

A 540 credit score is BAD credit. Most banks have a 580 minimum before they will consider you for an FHA loan, because the default rate, if your score is lower, is very high.

Pull your own credit, pay everything on time for at least 1 year, you'll probably have credit scores of over 620, which will get you some decent rates.
Posted on: 28th Aug, 2009 06:17 am
why is this godaddy nonsense on here?

yeah harry, 620 will get "decent rates" now....but beware a change in guidelines...they haven't changed lately, but i wouldn't put it past fannie/freddie or fha to change again in the not-too-distant future.
Posted on: 28th Aug, 2009 09:49 am
Posted on: 28th Aug, 2009 10:05 am
May i know who is giving you FHA Laon?
Posted on: 28th Aug, 2009 10:06 am
if you go with a usda loan can you use a middle credit score of 540 to get and my husband is trying to meet the deadline before the end of the month
Posted on: 22nd Apr, 2010 02:11 pm
Posted on: 23rd Apr, 2010 10:51 am
I can help. I have a lender that will go down to a 530 Credit score on an FHA loan for a purchase or refinance, Now there are certain criteria that you have to meet, but nothing way to difficult. Give me a call [Phone number deleted as per forum rules]
Posted on: 23rd Apr, 2011 12:47 pm
ToddRichards, do you have an email?? My husband and I need a loan also. Our scores are 540-560...
Posted on: 22nd Feb, 2012 04:03 pm
Hi AMorris!

Welcome to forums!

In today's market situation, it will be difficult for you to get a FHA mortgage with a credit score of 540-560. You should have a credit score of 620 in order to get a FHA mortgage.

Feel free to ask if you have further queries.

Posted on: 23rd Feb, 2012 11:40 pm
It has been a little over a week now since our home burned down. We were in the process of buying from my husbands Aunt. With the insurance money we will pay off the balance of what we owed and use the rest to put down on a double wide. My question is what lenders will approve us? my score is a 539. My husband doesn't have score. He has always paid cash for everything. We have some credit references but other than that he has not built his credit. We have a good income. Right now we are in a hotel and we have 4 kids ranging from 2-15. We need to get a home but need help in finding someone to work with us! Any suggestions?

[Email address deleted as per forum rules. Thanks.]
Posted on: 02nd Mar, 2012 01:26 pm
Hi TRohrer,

You can apply for a FHA loan as you have a credit score of 539. You should contact the local FHA lenders and apply for a mortgage.

Posted on: 02nd Mar, 2012 11:38 pm
is it possible with a 530 score to do a refi cashout or a deed secured loan in alabama home is paid for
Posted on: 25th Jul, 2013 03:30 pm
Page loaded in 0.268 seconds.