What’s the Credit Score Needed to Buy a House in 2020?

Credit scores typically range from 300 to 850, and borrowers within a certain range can qualify for mortgage loans. While you don’t need a perfect 850 credit score to get the best mortgage rates, there are general credit score requirements you will need to meet in order to take out a mortgage.

Prospective home buyers should aim to have credit scores of 760 or greater to qualify for the best interest rates on mortgages.

However, the minimum credit score requirements vary based on the type of loan you take out and who insures the loan. Of our list below, conventional and jumbo loans aren’t insured by the government and often have higher credit score requirements compared to government-backed loans, like VA loans.

Having a higher credit score makes a big difference in the amount of money you pay over the course of a loan. Borrowers with scores in the higher

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Gov. Cuomo falsely claims New York nursing homes ‘never needed’ to take in Covid-positive patients

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that nursing homes “never needed” to accept Covid-positive patients from hospitals in the state.



Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. The Governor said the state liquor authority has suspended 27 bar and restaurant alcohol licenses for violations of social distancing rules as public officials try to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. The Governor said the state liquor authority has suspended 27 bar and restaurant alcohol licenses for violations of social distancing rules as public officials try to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

During a press call Wednesday, Finger Lakes News Radio asked Cuomo about his administration’s advisory in late March requiring that nursing homes accept the readmission of patients from hospitals, even if they were positive for Covid-19.

Cuomo argued that the advisory was a precaution if hospitals became overwhelmed

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Cape Coral military museum closes Wednesday. New homes needed for artifacts, vet services

After 11 years, the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library will close its doors Wednesday in Cape Coral.



a man holding a wine glass: Ralph Santillo, center, leads guests in the Pledge of Allegiance, Tuesday, Sept. 29, as staff and volunteers hosted their final luncheon for veterans at the museum. The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library will be closing Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after a bitter dispute with its former business partner. Now its organizers are figuring out what to do next, including possibly finding a new space.


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Ralph Santillo, center, leads guests in the Pledge of Allegiance, Tuesday, Sept. 29, as staff and volunteers hosted their final luncheon for veterans at the museum. The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library will be closing Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after a bitter dispute with its former business partner. Now its organizers are figuring out what to do next, including possibly finding a new space.

“It’s just the end of the road,” says founder and CEO Ralph Santillo. “That’s it.”

The closure comes after a financial dispute with the museum’s former business partner, which owns the building and had wanted the museum to pay $5,000 a month in rent, which would go up to $8,000 next year. Until recently, the museum wasn’t required

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