What does my credit score need to be to buy a house through FHA?

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    Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured loans are government-insured loans. This means that if you buy a home through an FHA loan and are unable to make the mortgage payments, the government can make the payment for the guaranteed portion. These loans are available for those with a lower credit score and often have lower down payment options. They’re popular among first-time home buyers and low- to middle-income groups, but are not limited to them.

    As of 2023, the minimum FICO® Score needed to qualify for an FHA loan is 580. The current initial down payment they need is 3.5%. However, if you have a credit score that’s lower than 580 (between 500-580), you may need to pay a larger down payment (10%).

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