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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 decade ago

If my credit score is 680 what kind of interest rate should I be getting on home loans?

if the home loan is 130 g and i can put 10% down

is it better to just go with a fha loan and only put 3% down and get 5% interest or should i be able to do better if i put down the 10 percent?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No one on this forum can give you an interest rate based solely on your credit scores as there are too many variables that go into what a lender will decide on an interest rate for you. There are what is on your credit report, ratios that are involved.

    In order to find out the type of loan programs you are qualified for you will have to fill out a loan application, with a mortgage broker, which you can find one in your local telephone book.

    Make sure this mortgage broker or mortgage banker is able to do government loans such as FHA and VA loans if you qualify for one.

    He will fill out this application, which takes awhile so grab your favorite beverage and sit down. Once you have completed the application, he will run your credit report which will have your credit scores. These credit scores will determine your interest rate.

    The amount of your monthly debt payments you are required to pay as per your credit report and the amount of mortgage you can take on based on your income will determine the amount of house you will be able to purchase.

    When you speak with the mortgage broker you will need the following documents to complete the loan application, there will be others, but this will get you started.

    #1 One month of pay stubs for each person that will be on the mortgage.

    #2 Six months bank statements from each bank in which you bank as well as statements from any 401K from you place of employment.

    #3 Two years of federal income tax along with the W-2 that match.

    Once he has all that he need to do he can then issue you a pre-approval letter so you can purchase a home. In this pre-approval letter will be the amount of house you are qualified to purchased.

    Once he gives you this pre-approval you may now find a real estate agent to find yourself a home or he might have a referral.

    Now make sure before you get your pre-approval you and your mortgage broker go over all your options as to the mortgage programs you qualify for, the interest rate, monthly payments.

    If you are getting a FHA, fixed rate, two loans to eliminate PMI like an 80/20 or one loan, if you are qualified for and approved for a 100% loan.

    You should select the loan that best suit your financial condition at the time. That could be an adjustable rate loan. It could be a fixed rate loan for 5 or 10 years and then adjust. Some adjustable rate mortgages only adjust once.

    Make sure your mortgage broker explain all your options so you may make an intelligent decision.

    What might be good for one person might not be good for you, in other words just because your friends and all your real estate buddies are telling you about the great fixed rate they got, your financial situation might call for something else.

    So select the best option for you and your financial situation.

    You should also get a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) which will indicate the cost you will have to pay for getting this loan. It will also indicate the amount of your down payment.

    Once you have found a home the real estate agent will then prepare a contract for you and the seller to sign.

    Your mortgage broker will now order an appraisal to show proof of the property value.

    The mortgage broker might ask for additional information or documentation, don't get all up tight this is normal, just supply the information or find the documents needed.

    After the appraisal has been completed you will be called by your mortgage broker to sign your loan docs so you can take possession of your new home.

    Before signing any loan docs make sure they say exactly what you and your mortgage broker went over when you decided on what mortgage program was best for you.

    I hope this has been of some use to you, good luck

    "FIGHT ON"

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    3 years ago

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    RE :If my credit score is 680 what kind of interest rate should I be getting on home loans?

    if the home loan is 130 g and i can put 10% down

    is it better to just go with a fha loan and only put 3% down and get 5% interest or should i be able to do better if i put down the 10 percent?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    With 10% down you can get a 4.875% at today's rates with a mid fico of 680 (the rate shown is for FHA or Conventional) neither really have varied in the last 2 - 3 weeks. FHA dp is now 3.5% effective Jan. 09. Both loan programs will have MI but, FHA MI will be cheaper.

    Good Luck

    Source(s): Loan Processor
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  • 1 decade ago

    Right now interest rates are between 4.5 and 6, which is the lowest its been for a while. We were just recently told that at 620 we would get 5.5%, whereas being above 700 would get you at the 4.5%. So I would think you'd get around 5%, which is considered good. I would think in your situation, to get any lower than the 5% you would need to bump up that credit score above 700.

    Some tips a broker shared recently: If you have any credit cards, ask them to up your limits, which will bump up your credit showing you have more available unused credit.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    .... Interest rates change every day. Today the interest rate group you fall into could be 5.6% and tomorrow it could be 6.4%. You also have to consider "points" if you buy points (1, 2, or 3 points, calculated into your closing costs), your interest will be lower, but you'll have to live in your house at least 3-5 years to see a return on the points.

    We bought ours last month (FHA) and did it off my husband's 720 credit score. We got a 5.625% rate with no points (could have done 5.2% with 3 points). It was a Thursday. The next day, it went up to 6.2%. It's lower mid-week and higher on weekends.

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  • Depends on where you're at (location in the states). There are three main credit reporting agencies. Equifax, Trans-Union and Experian. One credit score could be different to the other which would give you a different rate. Check with your bank or credit union.

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  • 4 years ago

    Going rate for a 30-year fixed right now is probably in the 6.5-6.75% range. Add .25-.50% more if you need 100% financing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    5.75% - 6.5%

    You need 730-750 to get the best rates

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    it depends...

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