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Home Loans with Poor Credit

When you are going to choose a house to buy, it can be one of the more major decisions in a persons life. This type of choice can be life changing. It can be a lot harder to make a choice when your credit is bad, especially because you cannot get a loan very easily. This is probably the case for most people who have bad credit. But there are cases where many people can get a home even with poor credit. The follow article will teach you just how you can find lenders that focus on giving home loans for poor credit. You will also receive advice to increase your chances of qualifying.

1. Buy a house that already has some equity. If the home already has equity, the bank has a lower risk. If you fail to make your payments when a house has equity, the bank can take the home then sell it and make much more than they would if it did not have equity.

There are quite a few ways that you can find all about getting a home which already includes equity. The most used way of buying a house with equity is finding one which is distressed. Or in easier to understand terms, finding a home owner who is having trouble making the payments. Most of the time this ends up being a pre-forclosure sale, or a foreclosure sale, or a short-sale. All of these usually ends up being a nice discount for the person who is buying the home. If you can find a home that is far below the market value, a bank will usually be more willing to help. It lowers the amount of risk for them.

2. Also you could find a co-signer. Last month my sister actually purchased a home with a great deal. Her credit isn’t terrible, but it does have a few issues. But she was able to buy it thanks to her father in law cosigning. They probably could have got the loan by themselves, but with the cosigner she got a much better rate. Getting a cosigner will really reduce the risk a bank takes, which means they will give you a a much better rate than not, or even sign you when you don’t qualify.

3. Improve Your Credit Score There are many who don’t realize that you can improve your credit score within just a few months. Paying off or at least paying down all your cards and then making on time payments will lead to a noticeable jump in little time. Each month your revolving credit balance section of your score is recalculated. So within a 30 day period you can greatly change your score.

All of these paths are great ones to follow when you are moving toward getting a home loan for people with poor credit. This can also be a huge asset to those who want better interest rates.

About The Author

Ben Todd

Ben was a seriously broke graduate student with bad credit who after finding himself rejected for any sort of credit card or loan for most of his adult life, finally decided to get his financial life in order. 'He spent several years reading as many financial advice books and blogs as he could.And suprisingly, Ben found he actually LIKED the topic of personal finance; after fixing his own finances, starting his own successful work at home website business, and using his earnings to get out of debt, created to help others do likewise!

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