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Home Mortgage Loans For People With Bad Credit - 3 Ways To Improve Your Chances For Getting Approved


Finding home mortgage loans are a reality for people with bad credit. By tapping into online home loan resources, you can find financing to buy a home. While adverse credit limits your chances with traditional lenders, the following three ways will improve your chances to get approved for an online real estate loan.

1. Fill Out The Application

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is probably the most important and easiest way to ensure your mortgage loan application is processed. Take the time to complete every space on your application.

And before you submit the application, double-check that all your information is spelled correctly and is current. Your information will be submitted to databases for verification. If your information cannot be matched, a person will review it. However, if they cannot verify that you are employed because you misspelled a company's name, your application could be delayed or declined.

2. Increase Down Payment

The lower your credit score, the higher down payment mortgage lenders will require. A FICO score below 600 will require at least 5% down, while scores below 580 will require even more. Avoid hard money lenders, since they and require up to a 50% down payment and other unfavorable terms.

Down payments protect mortgage lenders from some of the risk by ensuring that they have some equity in the house if they have to foreclose. However, a down payment of 20% or more helps you avoid private mortgage insurance, saving you hundreds a year in premium costs.

3. Apply For A Pre-Approved Loan

Pre-approved loans give you the most options when it comes to buying a home. By applying online for a home loan before you go shopping to buy a house, you know what your budget is. You also have additional buying leverage, since you practically have a blank check from your mortgage lender.

By apply online for a pre-approved loan, you can find out how much you can borrow, instead of asking whether the loan will be approved or not. The mystery is taken out of your financial equation, leaving you to focus on buying a home.

To view our list of recommended bad credit home loan companies online, visit this page: Recommended Bad Credit Mortgage Loan Companies Online.

Carrie Reeder is the owner of ABC Loan Guide, an informational website about various types of loans.


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