While having bad credit can crush your chances of getting approved for new loans, owning a home that’s worth more than your loan balance can save you because it gives you the option of taking.
The bad credit mortgage is often called a sub-prime mortgage and is offered to homebuyers with low credit ratings. Due to the low credit rating, conventional mortgages are not offered because the lender sees this as the homebuyer having a larger-than-average risk of not following through with the terms of the loan.
Get Prequalified For A Mortgage Getting prequalified for your mortgage loan makes you more attractive to a seller, because it demonstrates that you’re a serious buyer with viable credit. "One of the best tools a potential buyer can have in their toolkit is a letter of prequalification from their lender," says Jeremy Holmgren, regional sales manager for Zions Bank Home.