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Getting A Mortgage Tips And Tools
Are you considering buying a Connecticut shoreline property as a second home or investment? Perhaps you were looking for a small cottage or apartment you can escape for vacation, or maybe you want to have another home closer to family. Maybe you want to rent out your second property and make a steady income from your investment. Whatever the reason, the second piece of real estate can be a fantastic investment. However, sometimes getting a mortgage on your second home can be a challenge.
Generally, mortgage lenders will help have tougher standards for second home loans than primary home loans. This is because usually when you are buying a second home your finances will be stretched thinner and you will have less money to spare because you're already paying the mortgage on your primary home. This will mean that your second home mortgage can be harder to get and might have a higher interest-rate.
Here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you to get the best mortgage on your second property: Build up a decent savings. Your mortgage lender will want to be able to see that you have a large amount of savings so that you will have enough to pay for the mortgage even if you were to lose your job.
Pay off any credit card debt. Many lenders will be hesitant to approve your second home mortgage if they see that you have a lot of debt on your credit card. They will want to see that you have a low debt to income ratio oh so that you will be able to pay the loan back.
Use the first mortgage as a good reference. If you have always made your payments on time and you are most of the way through paying off your first house, you could ask someone from your current mortgage company to vouch for you. The lender for your second mortgage will be reassured that you are a reliable person to loan money to.
These are just a few tips to keep in mind in order to make getting a mortgage for your second property as easy as possible. To find out more about investing in Connecticut shoreline properties, contact me at [email protected] or by phone at 860-982-0187.
I was born and raised in West Hartford, spent most of my summers on the Connecticut shoreline and Block Island. I had found my love for real estate in 1990 assisting my mother, before launching my car....
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