According to Ellie Mae’s
, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all approved refinance
and purchase loans.
FHA and VA loans showed the most opportunity for millennials looking to enter the market with low down payments and even lower FICO® Score requirements.
Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker
revealed that those who purchased homes in December
with an FHA Loan were able to do so with an average down payment of 4% and a FICO® Score of only 684.
Joe Tyrell, EVP
of Corporate Strategy
Mae commented on the opportunity this brings to buyers,
“With the average credit score dipping, lenders are extending credit to borrowers who may have had no previous access to the housing market.”
More and more potential buyers are able to qualify for a mortgage loan. If you are debating a home purchase,
meet with me to help evaluate your ability to buy!
Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate. We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area. If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at email@example.com.