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TJ Asked:

My company is transferring me, and will purchase my current home if we can't sell it. Our credit score in in the 500's due to an illness that caused my husband to lose his job. We have two late mortgage payments from 8 months ago - which surprised me because I contacted the mortgage company and they agreed to those late payments before they were late. We also have several other late payments, one 5 months ago, but most are about 10 - 12 months and everything current since then. I have worked for this company for more than 15 years and my spouse recently was approved for disability payments which has helped. We have never had a judgement filed against us or filed bankruptcy, and all our accounts are current. I was sick to see my credit score so low. In this new strict housing market is there any chance that we might get a mortgage? We should get enough out of the sale of our current home to put 20% down. I am very worried about even being able to find a place that with rent to us with such a crummy credit score. Thanks, I appreciate your advice. [Spokane WA]



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Answer Provided by: Mark Anderson [05/19/2008]

If you can put 20% down then you should be able to get a loan. There are some programs that do not require credit scores. Feel free to call me and I will be more than happy to help - Mark Anderson