Mattchew18, Home Buyer in 89109

My credit score is too low to get a loan but my girlfriend score is very high can we just get the loan In her name and add me to the mortgage later?

Asked by Mattchew18, 89109 Mon Aug 19, 2013

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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Sun Aug 25, 2013
This is an attorney question, but while you name can be on the Deed, getting it added to a mortgage after the fact isn't nearly as simple.
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Aug 25, 2013
Mathew, I would discuss your situation with a lawyer before deciding to enter the treacherous waters of boyfriend/girlfriend ownership. Even married couples sign pre nutial agreements to make it crystal clear what happens if things don't work out.

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Heather Jemi…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Aug 25, 2013
The short answer is, you can't be added to the mortgage after the purchase. You can be added to title (this gives you ownership rights) after the purchase, but your name will not be on the mortgage.
There is not an option to close escrow with her name and your name on title. She can only close escrow with her name on title. Then she can add you. :-)

Heather Jemison
Realty One Group
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Robert Adams, Agent, Henderson, NV
Wed Aug 21, 2013
Contact me and I will send you the lender contact info to the loan officers we work with. They are very knowledgeable and will be able to run your complete scenario and tell you what options will work best for you. Once we have your financing lined up my team and I can help you find the perfect home at a good price!

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Chris Harris…, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Hi Matt,

First have you already met with a lender that has pulled you credit? What is your score? Who told you it was too low?

Your girlfriend can get a loan if she has good enough scores and the job and income to support it. As far her buying the house in her name. That could become a sticky situation over the most simple thing. I would have a serious discussion with your girlfriend about what it means to the both of you to buy a house. Make sure you are both on the same page and reading the same sentence. If something were to happen between the both of you and the house is just in her name. It's her house and she has the rights to it. Tip: You would want to be added to the title of the property.

I suggest you met with a lender and get both of your credits pulled and see exactly what your both are working with, and do a complete loan application to get pre-approved or underwritten approval from the lender you decide to work with. There are a lot of lenders that can pull your credit over the phone and get your basic information and give you a prequalification. A prequalification is not worth the paper it is written on.

If your ineterested and serious about buying a house and willing to do the work that is needed to fix your credit. Get in contact with me. I can get you in contact with one of my preferred lenders to get you started and explain the loan process and let you know what needs to be done in order to improve your credit. Working together we should be able to help you purchase a home within the next year or 2. Depending on your credit.


Chris O. Harrison
Barrett & Co. Realty
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Boyfriend/Girlfriend owning a house together is a recipe for disaster. Just my experince after 35 years in Real Estate

David Cooper Helping You Buy Bank-Owned REO Foreclodsures at Deep Discount Since 1994
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lvhomeproper…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Yes she can get a loan in her name. If the debt ratio works on her income alone. Yes you do need to fix your credit.
This is the issue that we see come up. She is your girlfriend and you two split up, now what? Its her house but you both have been making payments. I am sure that most people wont think about this situation. However, if you plan to get married the laws of the state will be applied.
Jeffery is right, get your credit fixed either way, its always a good idea. Plan out for the next 5 years together and make the best decision for yourself and her. Honestly, I would speak to a financial planner first.
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Mary Preheim, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Aug 20, 2013
I've worked with Anthony Washington for over 8 years, and he is the best.

Anthony Washington
Senior Mortgage Banker

Anthony will help you figure out a road map to repair your credit so that you can get a traditional mortgage as quickly as possible also.

I would be happy to share with you what me and my team do for our buyers, including our 'love it or leave it" guarantee.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this further. Best of luck to you on your search!

Mary Preheim
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Jeffery Sklar, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Aug 20, 2013

I just thought I would throw my 2 cents into this conversation. Nathan Kessler who answered below is an excellent mortgage professional. I have used him on numerous deals and he always delivers. Having said that, everyone has missed out on a major point. You need to go to credit repair. You need to get the bills paid off, negatives removed, and then look into the possibility of going onto the title. If you need unbiased advice, give me a call or email sometime.

Jeffrey L Sklar
Desert Valley Realty
10161 Park Run Drive #150
Las Vegas, NV 89145
702-408-6470 mobile
702-763-SELL (7355) office
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Nathan Kessl…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Aug 20, 2013
You want her to get a free pre approval today! Call me or click the link below and she can either fill out her own application online, or I can also take one over the phone. I can also meet you both in person at my offices. With 21 years lending experience, I can give you top notch advise and a pre approval today. If you don't have a Realtor yet, I can get you to a true professional that can get your bids accepted fast. I look forward to hearing from you today!…

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Matthew D'Er…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Yes, we can do a loan for your girl friend and we have some fantastic loan programs. My wife and I also specialize in working with buyers so give us a call and we'd love to chat so we can answer all your questions. Thanks, Matt and Kim

Prominent Realty Group
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Betty Gammon, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Dear Matt,

Yes your girlfriend with her high credit score could qualify for a loan. A lender will calculate the debt-to-loan ratio and determine your options. I can certainly direct you to a couple of great lenders to help. Also, I can send you a list of the questions which will likely be asked of the lender so you can prepare ahead of the conversation.

Additionally I can assist you in your home search. I both sell and manage properties and closely watch the market in Clark County to best fit you with your dream home. I have on file a questionnaire which might help you in deciding those features most desirable in a home.

If I can be of service, call or e-mail.

Betty Gammon, Realtor(r)
Las Vegas Investments and Realty
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Is it her credit score and your money? You might need to get a lawyer first to who will own the property if things don't work out.

David Cooper Helping You Buy Bank-Owned REO Foreclodsures at Deep Discount Since 1994
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Jay Graski, Agent, Henderson, NV
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Yes, you definitely can do that. Please contact me we can discuss what it is you are looking for and I can get you the information for our preferred lender.
Best regards,

Jay Graski
Aspire Realty Group

702-400-7484 cell email
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john peters, Agent, Henderson, NV
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Call me we are a Mortgage Broker, North American Financial, and we can discuss your options.
Johnny Peters, 939-2474
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Lauri Bauer, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Aug 19, 2013
Yes, that certainly can be done. Call me and I can give you the number to a lender I know that can discuss all of your options. There is no charge and she can pre qual your girlfriend quickly over the phone and determine if you can be on it as well. I can also help you and your girlfriend find the perfect home. Kathy (Lender) will be able to let you know the amount she can finance in less than 24 hours....possibly as early as this evening. Call me at 702-370-1072...Laura Bauer w/ Foundation Realty, LLC…
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