Are you looking for a mortgage and have bad credit. If you or someone you know have had events in the past that have caused your credit scores to drop - there is hope even if youve been turned down by banks. Read this page if you are interested in finding out how you can obtain a mortgage.
There are more mortgage loan programs available now for borrwers with bad credit than ever before in history. Even the popular Option Arm programs are often available to homeowners with some derogatory credit.
There are loan programs available that will ignore derogatory credit such as collections, judgements, chargeoffs. Get in touch with us to see if you qualify, you may be surprised at some of the programs available. Stop throwing your money away on rent and see if you qualify for a mortgage loan today!
Lenders commonly use three criteria to underwrite a mortgage application; credit, income, and assets. If a loan applicant's has poor credit history, he can get home financing as long as his other two qualifications are good. If the home buyer's income and assets situations are not as strong as they should be, there are sub-prime banks that specialize in bad credit mortgages, although such poor credit mortgages often carry higher interest rates.
A qualified mortgage professional can help you get approved for a loan even if you have poor credit. Many people who think they have poor credit can still qualify for some traditional conforming loans. Those who do have more serious credit problems still have many options available through sub-prime and niche lenders.
If for some reason you still are turned down for home financing with bad credit there is still hope! Your mortgage broker should be able to refer you to a good credit repair program. Many times these programs can help you improve your credit score in a in short amount of time.
In the past mortgage programs were only available through banks with 20% down and you needed to have a good credit rating. Along with that your DTI or debt to income ratio needed to be around 41% or below to qualify. With the lenders that are now considered Sub-prime or Non-prime you can get a loan one day out of bankruptcy, with up to a 55% DTI or even if you have mulitiple lates on your credit report. The guidelines are different for each lender and program.
When you get a new mortgage with bad credit, remember to take a long term outlook on it, this bad credit mortgage is your first step toward rebuilding credit and rasing your credit score. If possible, use this mortgage to pay off your credit cards, personal loans and other debts and to rebuild your credit by paying the mortgage payment like clockwork every single month. In as little as 1 year your credit scores will have improved, and in 2 to 3 years you can plan on refinancing again to take advantage of your now dramatically higher credit score.
There are many loan programs for borrowers with lower credit scores. Some of these programs are even available after bankruptcy. Others offer up to 100% financing. A good mortgage professional can help find the right program for you.
Sometimes if you are unable to get a loan due to bad credit or because of loan terms that do not benefit you your mortgage broker can guide, educate, and/or work with you to fix a couple of small things to help you qualify within a month or two. One option is working with a credit repair company and another option may be to simply wait a couple of months until your bankruptcy, foreclosure or late payment is just a little older. Your mortgage broker wants to help you to get financing and can be a great source of information for how to get back on track.