Financing a Home With Bad Credit

Written by Carrie Reeder

Financing a home with bad credit is a common problem for people. Over 25% of homes inrepparttar US are financed through sub prime lenders, who offer financing to high-risk borrowers. While sub prime lenders charge higher rates and fees, through comparison shopping you can find a competitive financing offer.

Check Your History

Check your credit score to know what type of rates you can expect. If you have a score of 600 or lower, a down payment will be required between 5% and 20%. You should also check thatrepparttar 146357 information on your credit report is correct.

Place A Down Payment

The larger a down payment,repparttar 146358 better terms you can secure for financing your home. One ofrepparttar 146359 benefits of a down payment of 20% is that you do not have to pay PMI, saving most homeowners around a hundred a month.


Before you beginrepparttar 146360 process of purchasing a home, pre-qualify for a mortgage loan. Determine ahead of timerepparttar 146361 monthly payments you can afford, and then base your home purchase decision on that loan amount. You can also negotiaterepparttar 146362 terms of your loans, especially with a down payment.

Compare Financing

Lenders donít chargerepparttar 146363 same rate, so it is best to compare rates and terms. Fees are one ofrepparttar 146364 hidden costs of loans, so be sure to add them intorepparttar 146365 total price ofrepparttar 146366 loan when comparing prices.

Buying a Home With Bad Credit - Tips on Finding the Right Broker or Lender

Written by Carrie Reeder

You can buy a home with a bad credit record; you just need to findrepparttar right mortgage financing package. Before you sign up withrepparttar 146356 first company that offers you a loan, remember to research offers to be assured you are getting a fair deal.

Know Your Credit Rating

Your credit score is one ofrepparttar 146357 biggest factors in determiningrepparttar 146358 points you will pay for your loan. People with scores between 620 and 800 have near perfect credit and will haverepparttar 146359 lowest rates and fees. Scores between 620 and 550 mean an interest rate or two higher. 600 is usuallyrepparttar 146360 cutoff point for 100% financing. Scores less than 550 mean mortgage interest rates are up to 5% higher with up to five points. Lenders will also require a down payment between 5% and 20%

You can find your score online along with your credit report. This is a good time to make sure allrepparttar 146361 information is correct on your record. Any discrepancies should be checked out and corrected before applying for a loan.

Know The Fees

Arm yourself with information so you will know what are reasonable fees for your type of loan. Mortgage brokers are paid for their work through points paid up front or throughrepparttar 146362 lifetime ofrepparttar 146363 loan byrepparttar 146364 lender. Lenders also make money through points.

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