Bad Credit Mortgages
While you might be in a tough spot, with financial woes and credit agencies at your heels, there is light at the end of the tunnel. And it might just come in the form of a bad credit mortgage.
Or, you might have "bad credit" because you just haven't had any credit in the past. If you've never had a loan or a credit card you will have a low credit score. A bad credit mortgage might also be for you.
What's a bad credit mortgage? It's a chance to establish credit if you don't have any and can't wait. It's a second chance if you have already had credit and done a bad job. If you already own a home it can also be about refinancing.
Regardless of why you are in this situation, if you have bad credit you will need to find a mortgage lender that will work with you. That lender will understand that bad credit can happen and often there is a good explanation.In effect, a bad credit mortgage can give you the opportunity to:
- Establish or clean up your credit
- Get some relief from high interest debt
- Consolidate existing bills into one monthly payment
- Get relief from current creditors by paying them off
- Get extra cash for extensive home repairs, or emergencies
- Leverage you out of a possible bankruptcy
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