Have You Considered An Alternative Mortgage?

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As the world changes and evolves, so make mortgage rules. As a result of these changes, fewer people qualify for mortgages offered by traditional lenders such as large banks. This is because of a variety of factors, including the stress test.

Fortunately, big banks aren’t the only options for obtaining a mortgage loan. In this blog post, I’ll go over some of the most common questions about Alternative Mortgages, and I’ll explain what alternative mortgages are and how they can help you if you can’t get a bank loan.

FAQs on Alternative Mortgages BC

What exactly are Alternative Mortgages?

If your primary financial institution refuses you a mortgage, you should contact a mortgage broker. As opposed to banks, Mortgage brokers have access to a variety of lenders who can investigate alternative financing options for you.

First, a mortgage broker, such as myself, will look into a B lender, which is a lender that falls under an A lender. If that fails, we’ll look into private mortgages.

Alternative mortgages are available from lenders with slightly higher interest rates. These are excellent options for those who do not qualify immediately through a traditional lender but still want to buy or refinance a home. Alternative mortgages necessitate a minimum down payment or 20% or more equity.

For whom is an Alternative Mortgage BC Suitable?

A second mortgage is an option for several people who a bank has turned down. When you work with a reputable mortgage broker, you have many alternative options at your disposal. I have access to a wide range of mortgage options to meet your specific needs, whether you’re a first-time buyer, self-employed, or your credit has been damaged.

Rather than waiting to make a purchase or refinance, alternative lending can help you secure the affordable funds you need right now to get into a home.

Perhaps a divorce or illness has harmed your credit? Maybe the income you declare on your taxes isn’t high enough to qualify you for a loan from a more traditional lender. Regardless of your situation, there are affordable alternatives to conventional lending available.

Among the other reasons are:

  • Debt-service ratios have been increased. Some alternative lenders will allow GDS and TDS ratios of up to 50% or higher.
  • a ruined credit history
  • Acceptable credit history
  • Alternative lenders are more open to income sources that traditional lenders do not accept.
  • Here are some of the reasons why you might not be able to find an A lender:
  • You will fail the mortgage stress test.
  • a poor credit rating (too many late payments, balance too high, collections and liens, or bankruptcy)
  • Non-traditional sources of income
  • Self-employed

The borrower’s risk determines all mortgage rates. As a result, alternative mortgages BC are slightly more expensive than traditional mortgages.

However, the tradeoff is extremely fair: you pay a slightly higher interest rate in exchange for property financing that allows you to start building home equity sooner. Alternative lending solutions are intended to be a short-term solution until you can re-qualify with banks and other traditional lenders.

Alternative Mortgage - Have You Considered An Alternative MortgageWhen are you going to move up to a lender?

We can consider requalifying with an A lender after a year or longer, depending on your financial situation. I recommend staying for at least a year because the penalty for leaving the mortgage lender before a year is relatively high.

After a year, we can reassess your situation, mortgage, and income and requalify you with an A lender if the timing is right. If it isn’t, I’ll work with you to devise a strategy to get you back into traditional financing as soon as possible.


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