The Mortgage Industry

Wells Fargo to Accept FHA Mortgages with Credit Scores Under 600

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011

Wells Fargo announced that effective January 15, 2011, they will accept Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages for borrowers with credit scores as low as 500. For borrowers with credit scores 500-579 a 10 percent downpayment is required and the downpayment may not be a gift or be part of a downpayment assistance program. For borrowers with credit scores 580-599 a 5 percent downpayment is required and the downpayment may not be a gift or be part of a downpayment assistance program. Borrowers with a credit score of 600 or higher are required to have a 3.5 percent downpayment and a gift is acceptable. For all borrowers, seller concessions are limited to 3 percent.

Jerome Nagy 202-383-1233, Megan Booth 202-383-1222, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS


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