Private Mortgage Solution for Borrowers with History of Bankruptcy
What You Need To Know
Bankruptcy is the legal process through which a person cannot repay their debts. When declared bankrupt, borrowers will have this record on their credit report and future lenders will take this into account when underwriting a mortgage loan application. Due to this record of bankruptcy, some traditional lenders have the tendency to decline a mortgage loan application because of their strict internal lending guidelines.
Alternatively, borrowers can consider a mortgage solution from private lenders who have more flexible lending guidelines focusing on the value of the property and less on the creditworthiness of the borrower.
At Canadian Private Mortgage, our clients know that we won’t steer them into any products or financial terms that don’t fit their personal goals.
Our private mortgage solution for borrowers with a history of bankruptcy is ideal for property owners who are willing to improve their borrowing habits and return their financial situation back to normal. Any proposed lending solutions will include an exit strategy that enables clients to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Lending Solution For Borrowers with Bankruptcy
Improve Creditworthiness After Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is considered to be a negative record on a borrower’s credit report and would affect the personal credit score for years.
One of the best ways to improve the credit score after bankruptcy is to get a secured credit card with a small credit limit and make sure to pay off the balance in full by the due date. Over time, this responsible habit of borrowing and paying in full will improve the borrower’s credit score.
Financing Options for Borrowers with History of Bankruptcy
The process of obtaining financing for borrowers with a history of bankruptcy is much simpler done with a private lender than the process imposed by traditional lenders. Although private lenders will still ask to verify some information to satisfy their internal lending guidelines, in general, it may actually be faster and easier.
Private lenders assess a mortgage loan application based on the property value and its location in the neighbourhood. A property appraisal is certainly a requirement that borrowers will need to satisfy as part of the refinancing process.
Also, generally speaking, private lenders will allow higher loan-to-value (LTV) than traditional banks and lenders.
Private lenders are an ideal option since they are not tied to the same lending guidelines as traditional lenders which is limiting. Unlike bank loans, private lenders focus more on the value of the property and the borrower’s exit strategy to determine the terms of the loan. This means that they will not make any preconditions on the borrower’s credit score or debt to income ratio.
A big advantage of hard money lending is that you can beat traditional lenders’ interest rates and timeframes. While traditional banks are known for their long loan terms, hard money loans can close in just days or weeks. This is important in time-sensitive situations, such as finding a financial solution after a bankruptcy. Getting a mortgage loan approved faster helps you resolve your personal situation faster and avoid delays.
Origination fee can also be referred to as “commitment fee”, or any other name. It usually refers to the underwriting or processing fee. This fee can cover a variety of expenses, from processing the loan to underwriting the loan. The amount of this fee depends on the lender and the type of mortgage loan. It is always stipulated in writing so there is no bad surprise to the borrowers on the closing day. If you are not sure how much you are paying for your origination fee, it is a sign that you are not working with an ethical private lender. Be aware and find other private lenders who are transparent with their origination fees.
At Canadian Private Mortgage, we disclose our commitment fee clearly in writing from the beginning of the process.
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