Underwater on your mortgage? You may not be stuck. There are special loan programs for virtually every type of loan, whether it is backed or insured by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
I hate the words, “That’s just our policy.”
Most buyers don’t want to pay for mortgage insurance because it benefits the lender by covering just the lender’s loan losses if the loan goes bad and the property is foreclosed.
A 619, 639, 659, 679, 699, 719 or 739 credit score … … Can cost you thousands. A 620, 640, 660, 680, 700, 720 or 740 credit score can therefore potentially save you thousands.
A home is typically the largest investment you’re ever going to have, and obtaining a mortgage can be a daunting and intimidating task.