Preparing Yourself for Securing a Mortgage

: Chris Lee Law Firm

  Filed under: Mortgage

mortgageOne of the main culprits behind bankruptcy is mortgage debt.  Don’t let yourself become the holder behind one of these mortgages.  With the right precautions, you can get a mortgage that is reasonable and affordable and won’t add you to the growing list of bankruptcy filers.  Follow these steps to prepare yourself for securing a stable mortgage.

3 Ways to Prepare Yourself:

  1. Have the best credit score possible.  Nearly a third of all would-be homeowners can’t qualify to get a mortgage because of bad credit scores.  Responsible use of credit and repaying of loans now before you look into purchasing a home can help you get a mortgage that is reasonable and affordable.
  2. Try to fix your credit score if it is in need of repair. Keeping a credit score in good shape means getting a good loan.  When you have a better loan that is easier to repay, your chances of staying out of  bankruptcy court is far higher!
  3. Don’t set your heart on getting a mortgage with the lowest interest rate.  Different mortgages come on different terms.  While you may pay a slightly higher interest rate, it could be cheaper for you in the long run.  Look at the mortgages available to you from all angles.

Securing one of the good mortgages currently available to borrowers is something you can work to prepare yourself for now, before you actually go out on the market.  Many Texas bankruptcy cases are related to borrowers defaulting on mortgages.  Avoid this fate by following these three steps to prepare yourself!

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