Credit scores from online mortgage shoppers have risen four points since 2011, averaging 734, according to a study by MortgageMarvel.com, which analyzed nearly half a million online mortgage applicants.
Some states are averaging even higher credit scores, particularly among those states known for having high household earnings. The following are the states with the highest median credit scores among mortgage applicants, according to Mortgage Marvel.com:
- California: 774
- Hawaii: 771
- Oregon: 771
- Wisconsin: 766
- Connecticut: 765
- Delaware: 764
- Washington: 764
- Colorado: 763
- Rhode Island: 763
- New Hampshire: 762
- Virginia: 762
- Maryland: 761
The states with the lowest median credit score among mortgage applicants are Arkansas (691) and Mississippi (698), according to MortgageMarvel.com.
Source: “Link Between Credit and Mortgages: Not What You Think,” CNBC (Jan. 24, 2013)
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