Mortgage Options

Asked by Kenny, Hoffman Estates, IL Mon Jun 3, 2013

Hello Experts, We are looking for single family home. Want to apply for mortgage. Credit history facts: wife has past student loan delinquency (but repaying since 2 yrs), I have limited credit history as I just came to the country few months ago. What are our chances of getting the loan ? Suggestions and options much appreciated.

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Jessica Bate…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
I would recommend The Lenders Network, they specialize in helping people find lenders that work with difficult situations like yours. If any company can find you a lender to get you a loan they can.

Good Luck!
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Riccardo War…, Agent, Bolingbrook, IL
Tue Jun 4, 2013
You need to get that credit pulled and have someone do a full prequal. Give me a call and I can put you with one of our best loan officers.

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Trevor Curran, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Great Neck, NY
Tue Jun 4, 2013
Good afternoon Kenny,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.…

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
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Geoff Ommen, Agent, Barrington, IL
Tue Jun 4, 2013

It really depends on who is going to be on the loan. You most likely do not have enough credit history to qualify. Wife may or may not be ok. If you are using a real estate agent today, use them to help you find a mortgage resource. There may be no immediate solution today, but there could be one down the road. The mortgage resource can help you come up with a game plan for the future, if not help get you into a loan today.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
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Wayne Beals, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. Best way to get an accurate snapshot of your mortgage options is to contact a solid lender. There are many types of mortgage products out there, conventional loans, FHA, as well as other specialty products, like homepath. Depending on the price change and condition of the property you want to purchase, credit requirements, down payent requirements and loan cost will vary.

My advice is to pick a lender with a wide range of loan products and who demonstrates proficiency in understanding how the products relate to your credit situation and the purchase.

Best of Luck.
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