How to Get a Mortgage After Repossession

Trying to obtain a mortgage, after repossession, can be challenging. In fact, many people believe that they cannot get a mortgage at all because of their credit. They think that they are destined to rent forever. In order to get a mortgage, you will have to be patient and explore alternative methods, but it is possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a mortgage after repossession.


One of the best ways to get a mortgage after repossession is to find a cosigner. A cosigner with good credit can help you greatly in the approval process of your new mortgage. The bank will check their credit and it will increase the likelihood that they will approve you for the loan. By signing the loan with you, the cosigner is guaranteeing the loan. Therefore, the bank will often approve the loan if the person has a solid credit history.

Subprime Market

The subprime mortgage market is designed to offer mortgages to those with less-than-perfect credit. If you cannot find a cosigner, this might be your next best bet. The mortgages offered in this market are not going to be as favorable as a traditional loan. However, it could be the difference between getting a mortgage and not getting one.

Delinquent Mortgage

A delinquent mortgage is one whose borrower is no longer current on his or her payments. When an individual agrees to pay a mortgage, he or she agrees to make a payment by a certain date every month. If the payments are not made on time, this takes the mortgage into delinquent status. At that point, a late fee will be assessed, and late payment will be reported on the home buyer's credit report. If the mortgage is delinquent for more than a certain amount of time, the mortgage lender may begin the process of foreclosing on the home and protecting its investment.

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