Sunday, September 22, 2013

Signs of credit-score easing for buyers as market softens | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

Signs of credit-score easing for buyers as market softens | Business & Technology | The Seattle Times

Last month, 30 percent of all successful applicants for home mortgages had FICO credit scores below 700, compared with 15 percent a year ago. That means that even if don’t have stellar scores, you can still be approved if your application shows compensating strengths

• Average FICO scores are down across the board. Conventional Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac scores for approved applicants dropped a point from July to August to 758. That’s still high in historical terms but down from 764 last November.
The biggest drops in scores have been on Fannie-Freddie refinancings, where recent interest-rate jumps have scared away applicants. Approved borrowers in August had average scores of 737 compared with 746 in July.

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