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I have a 537 credit score can i barrow money against my house

by justinfairley85287 from Ridgeland, Mississippi. Jan 1st 2017 Reply


Joe Metzler (JoeMetzler)
#1 ranked lender in Minnesota - 3,304 contributions

Your credit score is very low. That score is problematic for just about every home loan program out there. I would suggest working on improving that score, then trying again once the score is over 620.

Jan 2nd 2017
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Larry Gray (lgray_312_247)
#1 ranked lender in California - 978 contributions

Normally, with such a credit score I would say the only avenue you would have is a hard money loan which allows you to borrow up to 60% loan to value, though in some cases as high as 65%. Rates and costs are quite high compared to a Fannie mae or Freddie mac standard conventional or government loan. As Joe Metzler commented, you are best off working on increasing your credit scores. Having worked with so many borrowers with credit issues I can say that it need not take all that long to increase your score from 537 to 580, which is about the minimum score we can work with for a government insured loan. However, you can qualify for a conventional loan with as little as a 620 mid fico score.

Jan 2nd 2017
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Michael Diaz (sincityloandr)
#60 ranked lender in Nevada - 22 contributions

There are some lenders that will go down to a 550 score. We can go down to a 580 score. If you contact me I will work with you to get your score up. I work with many clients that come to me with a low score and my team will work with you until you are in a position to buy. Contact me with any questions!

Jan 2nd 2017
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Mike and Jill Kohler (LenderMike)
#31 ranked lender in Pennsylvania - 54 contributions

Most lenders require a minimum score of 620 to refinance.

Jan 22nd 2017
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