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Are You A Subprime Borrower ?

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Fannie Mae has lending guidelines for what it considers to be "prime" borrowers on conforming loans. Their standard provides a good comparison between those who are "prime borrowers" and those who are "subprime borrowers." Prime borrowers have a credit score above 620 (credit scores are between 350 and 850 with a median in the U.S. of 678 and a mean of 723), a debt-to-income ratio (DTI) no greater than 75% (meaning that no more than 55% of net income pays for housing and other debt), and a combined loan to value ratio of 90%, meaning that the borrower is paying a 10% downpayment. Any borrower seeking a loan with less than those criteria is a subprime borrower by Fannie Mae standards.

Individuals who have experienced severe financial problems are usually labelled as higher risk and therefore have greater difficulty obtaining credit, especially for large purchases such as automobiles or real estate. These individuals may have had job loss, previous debt or marital problems, or unexpected medical issues, usually unforeseen and causing major financial setbacks. As a result, late payments, charge-offs, repossessions and even foreclosures may result.

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