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Angelito85, Home Buyer in Lawrence, MA

I have bad credit but a good paying job i just started i want my own home how can i do it single family 1 2 or 3 bedroom i d c

Asked by Angelito85, Lawrence, MA Sat Nov 12, 2011

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Don;t expect lenders to be lining up.

Bad credit and recent employment do not make a strong credit profile.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 13, 2011
Normally, one month on the job is enough, unless there was a gap before this job. Then, you will need to establish a longer employment history. Bad credit is fixable. If you go to see some good mortgage professionals, they will tell you how to fix your credit, but it might take time and perseverance. You'll also need to budget for things that come with buying your home: downpayment, closing costs, home insurance premium, inspections, etc.

But, think about it this way - it will be worth it!

Irina Karan, CDPE
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 4, 2012
You will probably have to wait a little longer to build back your credit and show the stability of your new job. Bank requirements are very strict now and even though you are getting things back on track it might not be enough just yet. Talk to a lender and mortgage broker before starting the search. It will help manage your expectations before getting your heart set on a place
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 15, 2011
Bad Credit and a recent job start is a tough one. Either alone are difficult never mind both combined. Talk to a loan originator. Many times they can make suggestions that can seriously impact your credit score in a short amount of time.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 14, 2011
You will need to get owner financing
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 13, 2011
Hi Angelito,

The fact that you believe you have bad credit AND just started your job may make it difficult for you to obtain a mortgage AT THIS TIME. I definitely recommend you call a lender, however, to have him/her look at your situation. At a minimum, he/she will counsel you on what you need to do to improve your credit score while you get a few months in at your job. This way, you will be in a great situation to buy in, say, six months!

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 13, 2011
I would recommend calling a loan officer. They can review your financial situation and provide advice from there.
If you need any recomondations , let us know, we are happy to help !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 13, 2011
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