Mortgage Rates On Bad Credit Loans With Low Credit Scores

This Article Is About Mortgage Rates On Bad Credit Loans

Are mortgage rates on bad credit loans higher?

  • Having bad credit does not affect mortgage interest rates
  • Credit Scores do
  • This is especially true on Conventional Loans
  • Conventional loans do affect mortgage interest rates more so than government loans

In this article, we will discuss and cover the impact bad credit and lower credit scores have on mortgage rates.

What Determines Mortgage Rates

Here are what determines mortgage rates on Conventional Loans:

  • Credit Scores
  • Types of property
  • Occupancy: Owner Occupant, Second Homes, Investment Homes
  • Loan To Value
  • Loan Size

Having prior bad credit such as collections, late payments, bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, a short sale has no impact on mortgage interest rates.

Government Loans

Government Loans are mortgages insured by a government agency.

Here are the three government loans:

  1. FHA Loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration or FHA
  2. VA Loans which is insured by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  3. USDA Loans which is insured by the Department of Agriculture Rural Development

What Determines Mortgage Rates On Government Loans

Here is what determines mortgage rates on government loans:

  • Credit Scores
  • Type of property
  • Loan size
  • Manual Underwriting
  • Down Payment does not affect rates due to government guarantee

There are no loan level pricing adjustments on the down payment when it comes to government loans.

Does Prior Bankruptcy Affect Mortgage Rates On Bad Credit Loans

Does Prior Bankruptcy Affect Mortgage Rates On Bad Credit Loans

Prior bankruptcies and foreclosures do not affect mortgage rates on government and conventional loans.

Borrowers who filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy have a mandatory 2-year waiting period before they can qualify for an FHA-insured mortgage loan.

This 2 year waiting period clock starts ticking from the date of the discharge of the Chapter 13 bankruptcy and not the filing date. For borrowers who have a foreclosure, there is a 3 year waiting period from the date of the sheriff’s sale or the date the deed foreclosed home is transferred out of their name.

The date that the deed is transferred out of the homeowner’s name is crucial. Most lenders take their time in transferring a homeowner’s name out of the deed and transferring it into theirs.

Mortgage Rates On Bad Credit Loans Depends On lenders

Mortgage rates are not necessarily higher for bad credit borrowers than those with good credit.  FHA-insured mortgage rates on bad credit loans depend mainly on the credit scores of borrowers.

Late payments, collections, judgments, charge-offs, tax liens, or high debt to income ratio have no impact on mortgage interest rates on FHA Loans. Borrowers with credit scores of 580 FICO or higher can qualify for 3.5% down payment FHA Loans.

An FHA Borrower with a 580 credit score will have higher mortgage rates than a 700 credit score borrower.

 Mortgage Rates On Lower Credit Scores Are Higher

Borrowers with credit scores that fall below 580 FICO will have higher mortgage rates.

Mortgage rates on bad credit loans with lower credit scores are higher because lenders associate lower credit scores with higher risk. Borrowers who are mortgage rate-sensitive should optimize their credit scores before applying for a mortgage.

Mortgage Rates On Conventional Loans

conventional mortgage loans

The higher the credit score, the lower the interest rate on conventional mortgage loans. Those who have just filed bankruptcy 2 years ago or had a foreclosure 3 years ago can qualify for FHA Loans.

Gustan Cho Associates offers non-QM loans. NON-QM Loans does not have any waiting period requirements after bankruptcy and/or foreclosure

Most conventional loan programs have a long waiting period. 4 year waiting period after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, recorded date of deed in lieu, and short sale to qualify for Conventional Loans. 7 year waiting period after the recorded date of foreclosure to qualify for conventional loans.

Homebuyers or homeowners who have questions on mortgage rates on bad credit loans, please contact us at 262-716-8151 or text us for a faster response Or email us at [email protected]

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