Mortgage, loan and property. What is a mortgage?


A mortgage is putting a property as a guarantee to a lender as a security for a mortgage loan.

While a mortgage in itself is not a liability or a dept, it is evidence of a debt. It is a transfer of an interest in property, from the owner to the mortgage lender, on the condition that this interest will be returned to the owner of the property when the terms of the mortgage have been satisfied or concluded.

In other words, the mortgage is a guarantee for the loan that the lender makes to the borrower. In all but a very few states, a mortgage creates a lien on the title to the mortgaged property.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Good and the Bad of Subprime Mortgages

Subprime home mortgage
It sounds horrible: Subprime Mortgage. But in reality it has many different benefits that other loans do not possesses.

A subprime loan typically has a higher interest rate than other loans because the people who need it frequently have a poor credit history or very low credit score.

These high interest loans do make people pay a lot more for a house they want but actually have some benefits.

There are many financial institutions that specifically deal with subprime lenders. This means they know how to help those with poor credit.

Some banks also offer prime and subprime mortgages because they know their community well and some areas just don’t have the types of jobs that prime mortgages will need to ensure their monthly payments.

It can be embarrassing to go to a local bank if you live in a relatively small town so you may want to choose a subprime only lender.

A good benefit of a subprime mortgage is that you don’t have to take the time to raise your credit score. This can take years of payments and credit building and many people just don’t have the time for all of that.

They realize they made some late payments here and there but are past that and want to own a home. Not everyone with bad credit got it by not paying their bills on time.

Many times, wives and husbands who are irresponsible can annihilate their significant other’s credit and even after divorce, it’s still bad.

A subprime mortgage to many people is a chance for a new beginning. But you still have to note that this type of mortgage make you pay more for your loan.

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