- April 22, 2017
- Posted by: Michael Meyer
- Category: Uncategorized
Connecticut Bad Credit Mortgage Loans
Bad credit mortgage programs do exist! Most people today think in order to refinance or buy a home they need to have high credit scores and perfect credit history. In today’s mortgage world, loans are available for those who have low credit scores and some blemishes in their credit past.
FHA will allow borrowers to have fico scores below 600 and can even have had a bankruptcy as long as it is over 2 years old. You can also have small charge offs and judgments – although they typically need to be paid (or be in a payment program) before you are able to close.
FHA also has second chance programs for those who had bankruptcies and foreclosure due to loss of job or income. You will need to document the events leading up to the event and show at least a 20% drop in income. If you are able to show this you may be eligible to buy a house or refinance after just 12 months.
USDA is a 100% purchase programs that will allow borrowers to have credit scores as low as a 640 and in some cases lower. This program also allows for minor blemishes on credit, although you may have to pay off collections and judgments before closing.
VA loans are for our veterans and are 100% financing loans for either a purchase or a refinance. Again in some cases, scores can be as low as a 580. If you are looking to refinance your VA loan you may not even need to have an appraisal.
Lastly, for those who have scores and credit that prevent you from buying you may be able to take certain steps that will put you in a position to raise your score and in some cases remove old collections and judgments from your credit reports. Typically this is done with a credit counselor who can help you with your past due accounts and develop a game plan to put you in a position to buy a home.
Call us today for a free consultation so that we can help you better understand the bad credit mortgage options available to you.
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