If you have bad credit history and are looking to get a home mortgage loan, then chances are you are going to need to know all about how FICO credit scoring system works.
FICO – Fair ISAAC & Company – is leading credit reporting agency that lenders turn to when it comes time to credit scoring your home loan mortgage application; so if you do have bad credit history, these guys will know.
The formula used by FICO cannot be disclosed because of a decision made by U.S. Congress. There are some things generally known about FICO which that could help you understand why and how you can get approved:
1. The higher your FICO score, better chance you have of getting that home mortgage loan. Also, higher your score, more room you have to negotiate a lower interest rate.
2. If you have a FICO score lower than 500, there is very little chance you’ll be getting a mortgage home loan.
That said, if you have a score of:
500 – 600 you should be able to get a home mortgage loan, provided you are willing to make a down payment.
600 – 640 You should get a 100% home loan financing. Thats right, with no money down.
640 - 700 You should be able to be approved for a 125% home mortgage loan. 700+ You’re in drivers seat! You should be able to get an excellent rate with excellent terms.