Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to Get a Mortgage Loan with Limited Credit

It’s difficult, but not impossible, to get a mortgage loan with limited credit. Image


Full application must be provided to your loan officer to request the exception from the underwriter, who provides a pre-qualification letter to submit to the builder or seller. You must have had excellent rental history for the past 12 months with no late payments to a verifiable source who can provide a Verification of Rent Form. Please make sure you always pay with traceable funds such as money order or check, even if it’s to good ole mom and dad.


There must be one other trade line on your credit report that’s reporting to the credit agencies to show that you are paying youImager bills on time, such as an auto loan in your name. An additional 2 alternate lines of trade may also be necessary, such as gas, electric or other utilities that are in your name and paid on time.


The caveat is that although you have limited credit, it must also be good. There can be no medical collections, no foreclosure, no bankruptcy, no other collections and no judgements on your credit report to qualify. ImageWhen all is said and done, you’ll qualify for market interest rate with having a middle credit score of just 600. With all these conditions met, you would qualify for an FHA loan. The FHA loan will include PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance), but if you play your cards right, within 2 years with a steady rate of employment and paying your bills on time, you would qualify to refinance with a Conventional loan and eliminate the PMI.  For help with connecting to the right lending officer who can get you moving in the right direction, give me a call.  704.562.1030

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