To buy a house in Jacksonville, you’ll need a credit score of at least 620, according to several. sources. However, if you want to get the best interest rates and avoid having to pay for mortgage insurance, you’ll need a score of at least 740.
If your credit score is below 620, there are still ways to buy a house in Jacksonville, but you’ll likely have to pay more in interest and may not be able to get a loan with the best terms. Talk to a mortgage broker or lender about your options if your credit score is lower than you’d like it to be.
No matter what your credit score is, it’s always a good idea to start saving for a down payment as soon as possible. The more money you can put down on your home, the less you’ll have to borrow and the lower your monthly payments will be. You can use this mortgage calculator to estimate how much you’ll need to save each month to afford a house in Jacksonville.
If you’re not sure where to start, contact us and we’ll connect you with our preferred lender who can offer you tips and advice on improving your credit score and getting ready to buy a house.