What kind of loan can I get as a first time home buyer?

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I am looking to purchase a bank owned home and I live in California. I have a credit score of 650 and I make about 40,000 a yr. I am looking to purchase a home but I am not sure what kind of loan is available to me as a first time home buyer. I have heard about alot of loans available but I’m not sure which ones are the most suitable for me. I am also not sure which lender or mortgage company to go with? Any ideas would help!


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    ♥*`Pink Fluff ♥**•.¸¸
    May 18, 2011 at 2:39 am

    The way things are now you have to almost have perfect credit to get a home. Too many people bailing out of sub prime loans and foreclosures. 650 is not a great score.

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    May 18, 2011 at 3:13 am

    there are alot of options they are going to look at your down payment amount, the debt to income ratio, your savings and other assets so depending on those things and there will be others that is how they will determine the kind of loan and the rate

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    Rachna M
    May 18, 2011 at 3:46 am

    If you have a bad credit history still the loan market place is full of lenders who are ever willing to offer you a fresh loan. But you should be meeting some conditions laid down by the lenders. Loans for bad credit people are in fact easier to get then they were ever before, thanks mainly to cut-throat competition amongst the lenders. Lenders are giving loans to the bad credit people who have late payments, payment defaults, arrears, county court judgments or any credit problems. These loans are available for any purpose like home improvements, purchasing a new or used car of your choice, for wedding and holiday tour, debt consolidation or for paying child’s tuition fees.

    Every lender in approving loans surely likes to see if the bad credit borrower has sufficient capacity to repay the loan in timely manner. If the borrower earns well, has regular bank balance, has been an employee for some years and has a convincing loan repayment plan in place, then the lenders do not usually hesitate much. So ensure that you have adequate repaying capacity before applying for a loan. Also, you should first check your credit report for any errors. If your credit score is too low then you would be charged a very high rate of interest. So it is advisable to first pay off some easy debts to improved credit score and then you should apply for loan at better rates.


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    S C
    May 18, 2011 at 4:26 am

    You can contact California Housing to see if you qualify for any of their first time home buyer programs. Check out the site below to learn more. Good luck!

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