In order to qualify for an FHA loan in 2019, home buyers will need to meet the following requirements: FICO credit score of at least 580 (3.5% down payment) fico credit score between 500 and 579 (10% down payment) Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) of 46% (highest acceptable DTI is 50% but in rare cases only)
FHA loans are limited to HUD-approved housing. If the home you’re interested in doesn’t meet the appropriate guidelines, it can’t be covered by the insured loan. This is not the case with conventional.
Some other requirements to secure an FHA loan are: Applicants must be buying the home with the intent on using it as their primary residence. Buyers must be 18 years or older; it is possible to have a non-occupant of the home to cosign the loan such as a parent or other relative.
You can search online for a FHA-approved lender or you can ask the HECM counselor to provide you with a listing. The lender will discuss other requirements of the HECM program, such as first year payment limitations, available payment options, the loan approval process, and repayment terms. Borrower Requirements. You must: