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Mortgage Credit Policy Changes- Be Aware, they begin on April 6, 2009

By the time some of you read this, is may have changed because this information is very timely so please do research for the most current information. As of April 6, 2009, there will be some changes to FHA loan guidelines.  Sandy Jones, mortgage consultant of Wells Fargo was in our office BHG The Masiello Group yesturday (3/31/09) speaking about these changes.

  • Buyers with credit scores between 580-600 obtaining an FHA loan will need a minimum of 600 score after 4/6/09 if they have not already applied for financing and gone under contract on a house by then.

This is huge, if you have an offer coming in after this date from a buyer with a credit score between 580-600, beware and ask for a current preapproval on that buyer. They may no longer qualify.

There are several other changes taking place on this day. For more information, speak to your local FHA mortgage broker. This could save your seller a lot of time, money, and hassle by preventing acceptance of an offer from a non-qualified buyer.

Comment balloon 2 commentsStephanie Jacques • April 01 2009 09:29AM


Stephanie- Thanks for the heads up! This business is every changing.

Posted by Debra Cernick (DeShazer Ryan Realty) over 11 years ago

I would like to ask...

I was pre-approved in Feb. for an FHA loan.  My bid for a HUD home was accepted on April 1, 2009 and all paperwork was signed and overnighted to HUD on that date.  The same day I met with the 203 K specialist to verify that all paperwork was done.  She at that time told me that on 4-6-09 the guidelines were changing and I would fall two points under the guideline.  I am still waiting to find out what she knows... would you have any suggestions. 

Thank you for any help.

Posted by Lee over 11 years ago

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