This question is outside of a Realtors scope of work, and is best addressed with a lender. Peter Bartolini at Prime Lending (480-538-4953) will be happy to answer all your questions and help. Iâ€™ve see him help many people with unique circumstances.... more
Yes, but you'll usually need a larger than normal down payment. Also loan approvals are not entirely based on credit score. Lenders will look at, among other things, your debt to income ratio, employment, cash reserves, credit history, etc.... more
I am not an attorney, which is what you truly need to answer your questions for your local law. That being said-you are both on the mortgage, which makes you both 100% responsible. If noone pays, both of your credit scores are damaged. If she pays only her portion and you do not-Both of your credit scores are damaged. If you pay your portion and she does not-Both of your credit scores are damaged. Only a full, on-time payment each month will keep from any negative credit reporting.
You must contact a real estate attorney to get the situation resolved. There are ways, but you need to get local, legal advice.
This is the biggest reason why it is not good to buy a house with "a friend". I wish you the best, I know its tough.... more