Home Loans For People With Very Bad Credit - Improve Your Chances Of Getting Approved
Written by: Carrie Reeder
If you have bad credit and are looking for a home loan, there
are a few things you can do to improve your chances of getting
approved and to help you get a reasonable interest rate.
Apply Online - The internet has a few companies that will take
your application and submit it to hundreds of different lenders.
You will receive up to the 4 best offers that you could qualify
for. These offers are pre-approvals. You will still need to work
with the broker to lock in an interest rate. Also, the benefit
of using these companies is that they will not pull your credit
initially. This is good because every time your credit is
pulled, your credit score drops just a little. The mortgage
company will just ask you to describe your credit, instead of
Look Into Down Payment Assistance Programs - There are programs
like Neighborhood Gold and Nehemiah that will help you get a
down payment for your loan. Find out what their requirements are
and if you could qualify. However, make sure the lender will
work with them before you plan on it. Some lenders will not
accept down payment assistance programs.
Apply With 2-3 Different Mortgage Companies - Sometimes one
lender will be able to do a loan that another lender cannot. All
mortgage brokers have access to different loan programs. What
may be impossible for one, may be doable for another.
Keep Your Credit Score as High as Possible - Don't have your
credit pulled over and over, this will drop your credit score.
Keep making your payments on time. Also, pay off any amount you
can on credit cards, this will help your credit score go up. If
you have more than one credit card, divide the amount you have
to pay down credit cards among all the different cards. It helps
your credit score to not be maxed out on any lines of credit.
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