Will banks/credit unions give loans/mortgages for under $100k?

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I want to buy a house, but the loan amount I want/need is less than $ 100,000. Will a bank like… Bank of America still give me a loan? Or is that part of the entire crooked scheme where it HAS to be more than $ 100k so they make enough money on the interest rate over that 30 years, etc?


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    May 16, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    many banks and credit unions loan money for less than 100k. I am not sure about B of A specifically, but the vast majority of banks will. expect to proved EVERYTHING. so providing 3 years personal and 3 years business taxes with all schedules along with filling out a personal financial statement and having them pull credit on anyone who owns 10% or more is pretty common.

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    May 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

    There are many banks that will allow you to borrow money to purchase homes below $ 100,000. They make the same amount of interest per dollar no matter the loan.

    I don’t think banks are crooks as much as there are borrowers that accepted to much of a mortgage loan they were well aware that they would not be able to repay based on their salary.

    You should get a loan based on your financial situation, a 30 year fixed rate mortgage loan might not be in your financial picture at this time.

    Bank of America as well as most major banks are set up to do smaller mortgage loans as they are in real estate markets where houses cost less than $ 100,000. If they did not do these loans they would lose their market share and not be competitive.

    Buying a house is a step by step process, this is the first step you should take in order to purchase a house. The rest of the steps will fall in place, no matter the type of property you are purchasing.

    In order to find out the type of loan programs you are qualified for you will have to fill out a loan application, with a mortgage broker, which you can find one in your local telephone book.

    Make sure this mortgage broker or mortgage banker is able to do government loans such as FHA and VA loans if you qualify for one. With a VA mortgage loan you are not required to have a down payment, this will save you on closing cost.

    He will fill out this application, which takes awhile so grab your favorite beverage and sit down. Once you have completed the application, he will run your credit report which will have your credit scores. These credit scores will determine your interest rate.

    The amount of your monthly debt payments you are required to pay as per your credit report and the amount of mortgage you can take on based on your income will determine the amount of house you will be able to purchase.

    When you speak with the mortgage broker you will need the following documents to complete the loan application, there will be others, but this will get you started.

    #1 One month of pay stubs for each person that will be on the mortgage.

    #2 Six months bank statements from each bank in which you bank as well as statements from any 401K from you place of employment.

    #3 Two years of federal income tax along with the W-2 that match.

    Once he has all that he need to do he can then issue you a pre-approval letter so you can purchase a home. In this pre-approval letter will be the amount of house you are qualified to purchased.

    Once he gives you this pre-approval you may now find a real estate agent to find yourself a home or he might have a referral.

    Now make sure before you get your pre-approval you and your mortgage broker go over all your options as to the mortgage programs you qualify for, the interest rate, monthly payments.

    If you are getting a FHA, fixed rate, two loans to eliminate PMI like an 80/20 or one loan, if you are qualified for and approved for a 100% loan.

    You should select the loan that best suit your financial condition at the time. That could be an adjustable rate loan. It could be a fixed rate loan for 5 or 10 years and then adjust. Some adjustable rate mortgages only adjust once.

    Make sure your mortgage broker explain all your options so you may make an intelligent decision.

    What might be good for one person might not be good for you, in other words just because your friends and all your real estate buddies are telling you about the great fixed rate they got, your financial situation might call for something else.

    So select the best option for you and your financial situation.

    You should also get a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) which will indicate the cost you will have to pay for getting this loan. It will also indicate the amount of your down payment.

    Once you have found a home the real estate agent will then prepare a contract for you and the seller to sign.

    Your mortgage broker will now order an appraisal to show proof of the property value.

    The mortgage broker might ask for additional information or documentation, don’t get all up tight this is normal, just supply the information or find the documents needed.

    After the appraisal has been completed you will be called by your mortgage broker to sign your loan docs so you can take possession of your new home.

    Before signing any loan docs make sure they say exactly what you and your mortgage broker went over when you decided on what mortgage program was best for you.

    I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck

    “FIGHT ON”

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