I am a Senior Loan Officer with a Local Bank in your area. Not everyone may tell you that you can be approved, but based on what you said above, you do have more than a chance to be approved. I have helped people with credit issues buy homes for many years now. In addition I am a Preferred Lender with different counties for Affordable Housing and we have great First Time Buyer programs. The best thing to do is to get PreApproved and I can review all of your info, but simply having 2 past delinquencies does not automatically eliminate you from buying a home. Please call me at 732-614-6637. If you can't get approved today I can tell you what to do to get approved.
Thank you. Please call me as I am a direct Lender and we actually Approve people with our money and I speak directly with the Underwriters who would approve you.
Great question- thanks for asking,
Best way to really know is to contact a lender and have them scrutinize your payment history in ADVANCE of finding a property you are interested in. This way, you will know exactly where you stand in terms of whether you are considered a credit risk. Additionally, if your credit could use some repairing, a good mortgage rep can guide you as to how to accomplish this so that you can get it taken care of and move forward. Meeting with a mortgage rep will really help to take the "guess work" out of it for you. Good luck! And kudos to you for being diligent and concerned about your credit history. It is one of the most precious things you can protect today it is utilized for so many things, including being able to get better rates on loans, car insurance, etc.
Look down to Chris Raike's answer. I always send my "credit challenged" clients to Chris and he always does a great job of helping them improve their credit score and getting a solid mortgage. He is the best at what he does. Good luck to you !
Always try to remove any derogatory accounts from your credit report before applying for a mortgage to save you money over the life of the mortgage. Higher credit scores yield lower mortgage rate.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 848-448-8707.
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