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Bad Credit Mortgage--Things to Know

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Is Home Ownership Possible?
Be sure you fully understand all the pros and cons of any mortgage you enter into because you may be stuck with it for the next 30 years. Know that 'mortgage' is a finance term that is used mostly in the field of real estate business. It is a property or an asset that is placed with the lenders of the money or the creditors, which are mostly the banks as a security against the loan that is taken. Mortgages are of two kinds, fixed rate and flexible rate. The fixed rate mortgages refer to that type of mortgage where the rate of interest remains the same throughout the period of repayment of the loan. The flexible rate mortgages are those arrangements in which the interest rates are subjected to the volatilities of the market. Thus the rates keep on varying and are therefore known as 'adjusting' or 'floating' rates. These are the essential information regarding the mortgage business that one needs to know. Now, let us get into an advanced level in understanding the market sector of real estate.

A lot of people with bad credit want to know if they will ever be able to get a mortgage to buy a home. The answer is yes. Of course, it won't be smooth sailing. You will have to pay a higher interest rate than bowers with A+ credit because you are considered a riskier borrower. Plus, you may be required to pay a pre-payment penalty which means a payment of large amounts of interest in the initial months of the borrowing. Once this large sum is paid, they can pay the normal interest rates.

The time period to make this huge payment in the form of pre-payment penalty may range from six months to as long as three years. This arrangement is of immense help to the mortgage debtors as it helps them tide over the rough seas until they arrive at a safe landing. During this period, the borrowers can improve their credit and finances as well as set up fresh and better credit ratings. When this is achieved, the borrowers would have returned to the normal mortgage payment rates which come at a lower rate of interest.

The bad credit mortgage offers a variety of advantages to its takers. In a general sense, the loans help them pursue their dream of home ownership which would have been impossible without a mortgage. However, as with any other loans, the bad credit mortgage system also has some pitfalls. The rates of interest are higher than that of the normal loan rates. Besides, the pre-penalty payment is a huge burden from the perspective of the borrowers. The mortgage broker who helps them get the loans will normally charge a fee, which only adds to the misery. Be sure you fully understand all the pros and cons of any mortgage you enter into because you may be stuck with it for the next 30 years.


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