There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed!
- 16% Very Poor (300-579)
- 18% Fair (580-669)
- 21% Good (670-739)
- 25% Very Good (740-799)
- 20% Exceptional (800-850)
It is true that the average FICO® score for all closed loans in January was 726, but there are plenty of people taking advantage of the low credit score requirements. Here is the average FICO® Score of closed FHA Loans since April 2012 according to Ellie Mae:
once last year.
Here is the increase in the average US FICO® Score over the same period of time as the graph earlier.
At least 84% of Americans have a score that will allow them to buy a Maine house. If you are unsure what your score is or would like to improve your score in order to become a Maine homeowner, let’s get together to help you set a path to reach your dream!
The Happy Home Sellers is a husband and wife working for you! I, Michael L’Heureux and my wife, Josee L’Heureux, both working under Keller Williams Realty, are happy to help you with all your Real Estate needs. With more than 11 years of experience in Real Estate business, we continue to serve our clients better and extend our support to those who are looking to sell homes or move in Southern Maine and New Hampshire.
If you are looking for the right Real estate agent in Maine, contact 207-553-1322 or email email@example.com
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