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I am looking for a [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/second-mortgage.html]second mortgage[/url] to make some home improvements. I have talked to some of my friends who had it previously. They are telling that it is difficult to get a good rate for a second mortgage with a poor credit that I am having. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have bad credit with 5 cards and around $27000 in balances at rates ranging from 11% to 20%. I consulted a friend and he suggested taking a second mortgage. So I approached a lender and he said I would be able to qualify for a $35,000 second mortgage even with bad credit. I would be offered the loan at a rate of 15%. I am of the impression that it will help me consolidate the debts and reduce my monthly payments. Am I going the right way?

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helping_user | Joined: March 31, 2006 03:39 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Macayle.

I don't think you are going the right way, because the interest rate on some of your credit cards is about 11% or slightly higher than that. Now, would you like to replace a 11% or 12% loan with a 15% second loan? I feel if you consolidate your debt, first consider the high interest debts leaving aside the lower-interest ones. However, if the introductory rate on a credit card is 11%, it may go up to above 15% any time. So, in that case, taking out the second loan will help.

Since you have bad credit, here's a word of advice – pay off the bills and then think about what went wrong with the credit card debt payments and why you were not able to pay it off with your finances.

Try to analyze your financial situation, what went wrong with your budget and if you were into overspending which is why you couldn't make up for the cc debt payments. This will help you to avoid falling into such a large debt in future.

Thanks.

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willis.addo | Joined: October 10, 2006 10:18 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hello everyone,
I'd like to start by saying you've all offered some great points. But, I'd like to offer some insights to what lenders such as myself would consider when we offer a mortgage. We would start by finding out what your actual current credit score are. We will than look at mortgage history, debt to income ratio etc.. Finding this out would help us determine what credit grade( Interest rate) you'll fall into. Your interest rate is primarily
based on this information.

Currently the interest rate offered to borrowers with less than perfect credit on a second mortgage can range from 11%-13%. Sometimes it would be advantagous to just get one loan that would allow you to consolidate your credit cards and also get some money back at closing for the home improvements. You would need to have a lender run some scenarios for you on both options. This should help you to identify a program that would give you a feasible monthly payment. Which of course, is the most important thing of all.

Another important thing would also be to find out how much equity you currently have to work with. Without any equity, you don't have a loan.

I hope I was able to shed some light on how the mortgage process works.

From your friend,

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Wills,

Is it possible to get second mortgage at higher debt to income ratio?

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Yes. You can have a max DTI of 50%

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Macayle,

If you go for a second mortgage, the time period over which you need to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI) may be extended. Usually lenders cancel the PMI policy when the outstanding loan balance is less than 75%-80% of the home value. But since you have taken out a second loan, the lender may not be willing to cancel the PMI.

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ckalvesmaki | Joined: January 28, 2006 06:28 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

HUH........guys I'm not sure where you are getting this info but there is no such thing as a fannie mae second mortgage loan limit.......you can't get a second mortgage for a million dollars if you have the equity......and yes I whave written one that big.....DTI can be higher than 50% it depends on the lender

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I don't know but it seems there are fanniemae loan limits on 2nd mortgages, its $208,500 and in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam & the US Virgin Islands its $312,750, I found it at:http://www.fanniemae.com/aboutfm/loanlimits.jhtml

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ckalvesmaki | Joined: January 28, 2006 06:28 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

There are other options than fannie mae........the majority of second mortgages are done by investment banks.......with no limits

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sagar.thakar | Joined: May 15, 2007 08:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

The best way : Visit Option One Mortgage website they have ample of Second Lien products available with them and also lend for poor credit history.

Speak with a rep of Option One and ask for Double Decker Feature, your query might get solved

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

what is the maximum fannie mae loan limit that is allowed for second mortgages this year for a 3 unit property?

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blue | Joined: October 21, 2005 09:17 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Bphensel,

Welcome to Mortgagefit discussion board.

The maximum Fannie Mae loan limit for second mortgages this year is at $322,650 and it is $483,975 for Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and U.S. Virgin Islands.

But let me also tell you that the sum of original loan amounts for the 1st & 2nd mortgage cannot be more than the maximum loan limit fixed for 1st mortgage by Fannie Mae.

Do let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Blue

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terry16844 | Joined: July 11, 2007 10:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Im looking for a second mortgage of $100000. with the first 3 years interest only, I have medium credit and plenty of equity! But I work for myself and I have no way to prove income!

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome steven.

So you want to have [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/home-equity.html]home equity loan[/url]... right. Your credit is medium and also you are self employed. So the rate of interest is going to higher comparatively. By the way you can request for no-obligation free mortgage quote to the community lenders. You just need to give minimum details.

Hope it helps. Let me know if you have any further queries.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I just moved into a home and would like to finish my basement and consolidate bills. Is there a way that I could get another loan on my home? My credit is good but I'm not sure what is available for people that just moved in and want to finish their house off. Does anyone have any suggestions? Places I could visit?? Thanks for your help

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi kuddle!

If you want to consolidate your credit card debts, then you can either look for a debt consolidation or a debt settlement. In debt settlement, your outstanding balance will be reduced by 40%-60%. In case of debt consolidation, the interest rates are reduced. As far as finishing the basement is concerned, you should check out with the lenders whether you can get a home improvement loan or not.

Thanks.

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi cupovic_kristina,

I do not think taking a second mortgage will be a good option. You may try to go for a private mortgage insurance if you are unable to pay the down-payment required by the lender.

Thanks

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cupovic_kristina | Joined: January 28, 2009 11:57 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I'm in a situation where I recently bought a house for $280.000 and because of a bad credit history we were asked to put down $72 000. I'm having dificulty getting all the money, so I was wondering if I could apply for a secon mortgage to cover the cost of downpayment. It's our first time buying a house, and I don't know much about it.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I retired in 2007, and at that time had good credit but a life event happen which took all my savings, I feel behind on my mortgage and credit cards, My credit score now is at the bottom. I have 2 jobs but still lag behind and my home needs repairs. I have 43000.00 left to pay on my home and it has been appraised for 77000.00. What are my best options.

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Dandea,

Your query has been answered in the given link:
http://www.mortgagefit.com/second/behind-loan.html

Take a look at it. I hope it'll help you.

Thanks

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love.greg.77 | Joined: September 3, 2009 07:29 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

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