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Jennifer Bar…, Other/Just Looking in Denton, TX

my husband and i have been renting for yaers but we both have not so good credit from our pasts but his

Asked by Jennifer Barna, Denton, TX Tue Oct 28, 2008

credit is better than mine but i have the better income ..we are wanting a house in providence we make a 70,000 yearly income ..and already pay almost 1200.00 a month on rent is there any way we could get a loan in his name ..with a co-signer

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Short answer - yes you can buy a home. You need to consult with a local mortgage loan broker that can discuss with you all the many options that exist and the many different loan programs that are out there and work with you and your specific situation to get from where you are - to the closing table - whether that is one month - 2 months or whatever. Happy to be of further assistance if you wish to discuss further.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 6, 2012
Hi Jennifer,

Here's a little insight from a real estate Broker, who also passed the Mortgage Broker exam for the state of Texas, but only practices real estate.

The straightest answer you can get on whether and what you can buy anywhere, must be answered by a competent, experienced Loan Officer.

Sadly, there are not as many of those as I could hope for. This year I have had FOUR contracts crater because the Buyers used 'a friend in the business, someone who really believes in the work we are doing, has pristine credit and so is going with the very best dollar deal by shopping every LO around, my Dad using him for business'. Alcoholic Loan Officers, 'Internet Lenders whose integrity is utterly unknown, and people with a license who want to learn how on YOU are NOT saving you any money, they are setting you up for a train wreck.

What you DON'T need is free advice from people who don't make loans consistently, successfully, and frequently, in all markets, and with integrity. I have seen instances where the Big national banks are muffing loans that a good local bank could do in a slam dunk record time.

If you want the names of two different banks, and more specifically, competent Loan Officers, I will give you two, no strings attached. These are the only two my clients use...IF THEY WANT TO BE SURE TO GET THE DEAL CLOSED!

Scott McDonald, Broker
Scott McDonald Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 29, 2009
Hi Jennifer!

I am an Realtor here in Denton and have sold lots of homes out in Providence and noticed your question. There is a new loan program now that I bet you would qualify for. It is strictly for rural areas and you can get in with zero down. If you need any help, I would love to help you out! Please feel free to visit my web site at:

I would be glad to get you in touch with my preferred lender and see what he can do for you! Also, I could set you up on a free auto e-mail program so anytime a new listing hits you will immediately be notified via e-mail!

Mary Kathryn Clay
MK Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 29, 2008
I offer free one-on-one credit consultations. Think of it as a tune-up to get you ready for a purchase.
Now, many times.... My clients are able to buy right away, especially if the bad stuff is really old. But sometimes they need to do a little work on their credit and I can give you pointers there.
As for a co-signer.... This would not 'cure' bad credit. This would only help you if you didn't have credit or a job, or if you needed a little more income. The co-signer would be considered a non-occupying co-borrower. I wrote an article about this type of loan here. => http://activerain.com/blogsview/449665/FHA-Non-Occupying-Co
Let me know i you have any questions.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2008
Simply put, call a mortgage broker. They will let you know exactly where you stand in finanacing a home.
I know several good ones in Denton. Providence has many good deals on homes and now is a opportune time to buy. Call me if you have any questions.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2008

As James pointed out, it is a possibility that you could still qualify for a mortgage. It sounds like your income is good, so that's a plus. To qualify for a FHA/HUD loan you would have to have at least 3.5% of your sales price saved up. So for example you wanted to buy a home that costs $150,000, you would have to have $5250 minimum saved. The best way to find out what you qualify for is to talk to a lender. I work with several that are really great, and would be happy to point you in the right direction. Just let me know if I can be of any assistance. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2008
Your best bet jennifer is to contact a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can pull your credit and go over your financials and tell you if you can or can not get a mortgage. They will be able to tell you what price range you are quailified for and what the monthly payment will be. Stay away from the internet lenders. good luck
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2008
Potentially. You'll need to get with a loan officer and get prequalified. That's the first step. I'd start with the bank or credit union you use now. Tell them you are thinking about buying a home and have them get you prequalified. There should be no charge for this.

Once you know what your monthly payment will be and you feel comfortable with this then you can go shopping for a home.

If for some reason your credit scores are not high enough, or you need to increase them to get a better rate, or you need to save for a down payment, the bank will give you some goals to target. So it is possible that they'll say you are not ready to purchase now, but come back in 3 months or 6 months....do this this and this and then you'll be ready.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Probably so. Adequate dependable income is more important than perfect credit. You might be surprised how good your options are. Don't disqualify yourself without knowing. Let a professional be the judge of your credit. If it's not acceptable right now, maybe it won't take long to get mortgage-ready. Feel free to contact me to discuss it.
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