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VA loan with a 560 credit score?

by greg.folsom415 from Worley, Idaho. May 9th 2016 Reply


Kerry Greenwald (kerry@creeksidem.com)
#99 ranked lender in Washington - 17 contributions

Greg, it would depend on the lender and more information would be needed.

May 9th 2016
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William J Acres (William_Acres)
#2 ranked lender in Arizona - 7,938 contributions

Much more info needed.. Specifically, Why? Why is your score so low? BK? Foreclosure? Judgments? Charge off's? Collections? Unpaid Student loans? Unpaid taxes? etc... you could have a 760 credit score, yet with one of these deficiencies, you still might be denied.. so without looking at your complete loan profile it's difficult to say.. Also, even though there are lenders who advertise they can lend to borrowers with your score, the reality is that the lower the score, the more strict the guidelines, and few that apply actually get approved.. But if you have a desire to own a home, then you should get with a mortgage broker in your area and apply with them.. once they see your complete profile, they can advise you properly.. if you cannot qualify now, they can show you the steps necessary for you to take to be approved in the future.. Much more info needed, but in reality.. NO.. But more specifically... to have a credit score as low as 536, you must have some pretty sever-negative items showing.. so the real question is, Why? Why is your score so low? BK? Short Sale? Unpaid student loans or unpaid taxes? Charge off's? Judgments?, etc.. You could have a 750 credit score, yet with one of these deficiencies, you still might be denied.. Lenders analyze over 100 different things when determining one's eligibility, with the credit scores being just one item.. That being said, credit scores are a good indicator of the credit worthiness of a borrower. and there are no lenders out there that will lend to anyone who has a proven track record of not taking credit responsibly. There might be a private lender (Hard Money) lender who might be willing to take a chance, but they will most definitely want close to 50% down, and expect the rates and fees to be very high.. If you have any desire to ever own a home, you need to get your credit fixed up first.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com NMLS# 226347

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