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Bad Credit Mobile Home Loans and Mortgages – Is it Possible to Get Financed With Bad Credit?

Do you know what your credit report looks like? Do you already know that your credit is bad and it is going to be difficult to get the loan you need? If you need to get a loan for a mobile home and you have bad credit, then you are in luck because there are lenders with special programs that will work with you. You will find that if your credit score is below 600 it will be difficult to get the loan you need without going to a special lender. You will have to put up with a higher interest rate, but that is the price you pay when you need bad credit mobile home loans and mortgages. Here is what to expect.

When you start looking for a lender to finance your mobile home you will be turned down before you start by some. Do not let this get you discouraged. Not all lenders even loan against mobile homes and some are going to have requirements that others do not have. Simply ask questions and make sure you are honest about everything with your mobile home because it will show up on inspections and appraisals anyway so there is not point in hiding it. If you know what your credit score is do not be shy with it. Let the lender know because they may be able to give you an idea if they can help you or not without pulling your credit.

Once you find a lender that is willing to work with you, then you will have to submit documents to them for your income, the mobile home, and for anything else they might require. These usually include the title or deed for the mobile home, W-2 tax forms, and possibly a couple of paycheck stubs. If you have another source of income, like child support or alimony, then you might have to submit some sort of document proving that as well. If it is a new purchase of a mobile home you will also have to submit either a down payment or a bank statement proving that you can make the down payment that will be required.

The process is pretty easy and very smooth, but do expect there to be a couple of bumps along the way. This is normal and your account executive can usually figure these out pretty easily. The main thing you have to remember when getting bad credit mobile home loans and mortgages is that you are not getting a normal, everyday loan, and there will be some strangeness for an account executive that does not do many loans for mobile homes. Be patient with them and they will work with you to get you the loan you need. Also, expect that your interest rate will be higher due to your bad credit and if you are purchasing they may require a larger than normal down payment.

VA Mortgage Loans – 100% Financing

VA loans are often made without any down payment at all, and frequently offer lower interest rates than ordinarily available with other kinds of loans. Aside from the veteran’s certificate of eligibility and the VA-assigned appraisal, the application process is not much different than any other type of mortgage loan. And if the lender is approved for automatic processing, as more and more lenders are now, a buyer’s loan can be processed and closed by the lender without waiting for VA’s approval of the credit application.Additionally, if the lender is approved under VA’s Lender Appraisal Processing Program (LAPP), the lender may review the appraisal completed by a VA-assigned appraiser and close the loan on the basis of that review. The LAPP process can further speed the time to loan closing.

VA will analyze a borrower’s past credit performance in determining the loan for approval. A borrower who has made timely payments for the last 12 months serves as a guide and demonstrates their willingness to repay future credit obligations. On the opposite side, a borrower who reflects continuous slow payments, judgments and delinquent accounts is not a good candidate for loan approval.

Below is a list of items concerning the borrower’s credit:

LATE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS
In circumstances not involving bankruptcy, satisfactory credit is generally considered to be reestablished after the veteran, or veteran and spouse, have made satisfactory payments for 12 months after the date of the last derogatory credit item(s). When the underwriter analyzes the borrowers credit; it is the overall pattern of credit behavior that must be reviewed, rather than isolated cases of slow payments. A period of financial difficulty does not disqualify the borrower if a good payment pattern has been maintained since then. Account balances reduced to judgment by a court must either be paid in full or subject to a repayment plan with a history of timely payments.

NO CREDIT HISTORY
In the area of credit, the lack of an established credit history should not be a deterrent to loan approval. As provided in the credit standards, a satisfactory payment history on items such as rent, utilities, phone bills, etc., may be used to establish a satisfactory credit history.

CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY
The VA guidelines state that a minimum of two years must elapse since the discharge date of the borrower and / or spouse’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy, not the filing date. A full explanation of the bankruptcy will be required. The borrower must also have re-established good credit, qualify financially and have good job stability.

CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY
The VA guidelines state that they will consider a borrower still paying on a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if the payments to the court have been satisfactorily made and verified for a period of one year. In addition, the court trustee will need to give written approval to proceed. A full explanation of the bankruptcy will be required. The borrower must also have re-established good credit, qualify financially and have good job stability.

COLLECTIONS, JUDGMENTS AND FEDERAL DEBTS
The VA guidelines state that if a collection is minor in nature, it usually does not need to be paid off as a condition for loan approval. Judgments must be paid in full prior to closing. A borrower is not eligible for the loan if they are delinquent on any federal debt. This can include tax liens, student loans, etc. Payment arrangements that would bring the borrower up to date may be considered for loan approval.

FORECLOSURE
A borrower whose previous residence or other real property was foreclosed on or given a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure within the previous two years since the disposition date is generally not eligible for a VA insured mortgage. If the foreclosure was on a VA loan, the applicant may not have full entitlement available for the new loan.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING PLAN
If a veteran, or veteran and spouse, have prior adverse credit and are participating in a Consumer Credit Counseling Plan, they may be determined to be a satisfactory credit risk if they demonstrate 12 months’ satisfactory payments and the counseling agency approves the new credit