If you have bad credit and are looking into a home mortgage refinance, you may be wondering if you will have problems finding a lender who will work with you. For the most part, depending on your situation, you will most likely be able to find a lender willing to assist you in a refinance.

Do you even apply in the “bad credit” category? If these statements below are true, your answer should be yes.
Do you have a credit score of 615 or lower?
Have you missed more than 2 mortgage payments in the past 12 months?
Have you had any delinquent payment notices in the past 24 months?
Do you generally have trouble making ends meet from month to month?
If these are situations you face do not worry too much. You most likely will be able to qualify for mortgage refinancing. Also taken into account by the lenders is your ability to repay the potential loan, and the current market value of your home. If your home is worth more than you owe on the mortgage, you are a good candidate for a home mortgage refinance, especially with rates as an all time low according to Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae.

There may even be some positives in a bad credit mortgage refinance.
It will give you a chance to repair your credit
A bad credit mortgage refinance may help you avoid bankruptcy
Free up cash for home improvements, or necessary repairs
Reduce and consolidate debts down to a manageable monthly payment

When you know that a home or condo mortgage refinance is the right choice for you, make sure to do some research. If possible, you need to get any credit issues sorted out, and reduce debts as much as you can. When you look into your financial accounts you get a better real world idea of your current financial position. Most likely, you will need a credit report that lenders will use to verify your application. It is best to get your own credit report ahead of time, as the more people who run it and do not approve the worse it looks for you. It will be harder the more you get turned down, especially if they got a credit report on their own about you. Once you have made the choice of which lender to go with, then and only then you should allow them to run a credit check on you.
Even so, do not be afraid to ask questions, and shop the quoted rate around to other lenders. Lenders will be more willing to work with you if you already have an offer. Shop the exact offer around until you find terms, conditions, or rates that will benefit you. Do a lot of research on lenders. My page contains mortgage refinance lenders all over it. They often provide online rate quotes. With these you can get a rough estimate of what you could save with a home mortgage refinance.
-M Petrone


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