If you negotiated a short sale of your home, you may be surprised to learn that some mortgage loan underwriting systems can’t distinguish short sales from foreclosures on consumer reports. And that may keep or delay you from getting a new mortgage.
You see, borrowers who go through a foreclosure typically have to wait seven years before they’re eligible for a new mortgage. But short sellers may qualify in as little as two years. When you’re trying to buy a new home, an additional five years can seem like a lifetime. So is there anything you can do to improve your financial footing? You bet there is.
Get a letter from your lender confirming that your loan closed in a short sale, not a foreclosure. Send a copy of the letter to each of the nationwide credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
Order a copy of your credit report. Make sure the information is accurate. If you find a mistake, contact the credit reporting company and business providing the information to correct the error.
When you’re ready to buy another home, get pre-approved for a loan. A pre-approval letter from a lender shows that you are able to go through with a purchase. Pre-approval is not a final loan commitment; it means you met with a loan officer, your credit report was reviewed, and the lender believes you can qualify for a specific loan amount. This pre-approval process allows your lender to identify issues and errors in your credit report that may keep you from qualifying for a loan. That, in turn, allows you to correct inaccuracies before they can prevent you from buying another home.
Louisville Conforming Loans
The term “conforming” specifically refers to the loan amount. FNMA (Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae) and FHLMC (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, aka Freddie Mac) are the government agencies that set this limit. The current loan limit is $484,350. If you borrow an amount less than or equal to $484,350 then your loan amount will be considered “conforming”, since you will be conforming to the FNMA and FHLMC guidelines. Please contact one of our professional Loan Consultants to discuss your personal situation. Learn more and View rates.
A jumbo loan is any loan amount greater than $484,350 which is the limit set by FNMA (Federal National Mortgage Association, aka Fannie Mae) and FHLMC (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, aka Freddie Mac). A “super jumbo” loan is any loan amount greater than $650,000. The qualifying guidelines for these mortgages can be strict, so be sure to contact one of our professional Loan Consultants to discuss your personal situation. Learn more and View rates.
If you would like to refinance your current Louisville Mortgage Programs mortgage, it would be our pleasure to assist you. There are many reasons why it might be to your benefit to refinance your Louisville Mortgage Programs mortgage. In most cases, it would make sense to refinance if you could lower your rate, shorten the number of years remaining on your term or take out some of your equity. Perhaps you have an adjustable rate mortgage now, and would like the security of a fixed rate mortgage. One of our professional Loan Consultants can help you by showing you the cost to obtain a new mortgage and assess the overall savings to you.
You can make an application to refinance in one of three ways: 1) complete the on-line application through our secure website Apply Now, 2) via telephone (502) 905-3708 with one of our professional Loan Consultants, or 3) download and print the application and fax it to our office at (502)813-2795. We want the application process to be fast, easy, and convenient for you. Learn more and View rates.
Debt Consolidation loans use the equity in your home to reduce your overall indebtedness. Generally, you can reduce you monthly payments significantly by using equity to pay off high interest debts such as credit cards and personal loans. This is an excellent way to ‘unlock’ the equity in your home and put it to work saving you money!
If this is your situation, you must let us quote you a rate. We offer programs not found anywhere else. We have some of the best Louisville Mortgage conforming rates for every situation. Call us today! We make it easy, quick and totally confidential–you will not be sorry. Call toll free1-502-905-3708.
Louisville FHA loans permit flexible qualifying and rates that are comparable to conforming loan rates and fees. We offer Adjustable Rate and Fixed Rate loans in all of Kentucky Counties. Learn more and View rates.
Louisville VA Loans
VA loans (or Veteran Administration Loans) guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to assist our Louisville Veterans of military service with 100% financing for the purchase or refinance of their homes. Veterans may obtain financing in all 50 states and our rates are comparable to conforming fixed rate loans.Learn more and View rates.
Second Mortgages are called by many different names. They are sometimes called ‘Home Equity Loans’ or ‘Home Improvement Loans’. Regardless of the name, the loan is characterized by a second lien on your home. Second mortgages can typically be used to get ‘cash in hand’ to use for any reason.
There are basically two types of Second Mortgage Loans: Closed End and Open End. Closed End Second Mortgages have an amortization period, and generally, a fixed rate. They pay off in a preset term. Open End Second Mortgages are often called Home Equity Lines of Credit or HELOCs for short. They offer the ability to reuse the money as you repay the line. It works just like a credit card except the rate of interest is much lower.
For both types of Second Mortgages, the interest you pay is usually tax deductible. To determine deductibility of mortgage interest, contact your tax advisor.