To get a mortgage for a house How to calculate what credit score you need?

Posted by Staff Reporter on Mar 11, 2019 06:07 PM EDT
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There was a time when you could get a mortgage, regardless of your credit score. There were no-credit loans, loans for people without incomes or assets, and even home loans for people who had recently declared bankruptcy.

Unfortunately, these lax lending standards were a major contributor to the near-collapse of the U.S. financial system in 2008. Lending standards have tightened considerably since then. In order to get a mortgage now, you need to be able to document your ability to pay it back, and mortgage lenders want to see a reasonably good credit history.

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