Estimated Mortgage Approval (differing credit scores)My partner and I would like to purchase a house within the next year or so. We are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.We are both recent college graduates (23 and 25 years old) just starting out (I graduated a year ago, he graduated over two years ago).Me: I have a good credit score (around 750). I make around $35k a year. My partner: He is an independent contractor who is set to make between $45k and $55k this year. He currently has a credit score of 565 (he has credit cards in collections from college and is starting the process of settling his debts - he plans to have everything paid off/settled by September 1st). We are hoping he'd be able to improve his score to around 650 by Summer 2013, which is when we'd be looking to purchase a home.We plan on having a down payment of around $10,000 saved.Our main question is: what kind of loan approval amount can we expect? We were hoping to purchase a house in the $150k-$225k range. Is this feasible with our incomes and credit scores?Also, as professionals in this field... what kind of interest rate would we be looking at considering our credit scores?Any and all help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!May 15 2013 - Minneapolis00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.