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Do Not Let A Bad Credit 2nd Mortgage To Refinance Lead To A Debt Pitfall - Articles Surfing


"Put it on my card."

"Here's my plastic."

Every day, seemingly unlimited goods and services are paid for on credit. Credit has become a part of our everyday lives. Credit cards. Car loans. Mortgages. We are living in a world that is becoming more and more based on credit. For example, the total credit card debt of U.S. consumers is more than Canada's entire gross domestic product! Even the United States government lives on credit. In the fiscal year of 2006, it spent over $400 billion alone to the national debt's holders. So what happens to the individual who gets caught up in the system? After taking out a mortgage, sometimes people find it necessary to take out a second loan. But if they have bad credit, is there hope? Yes! Some lenders offer a bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance.

Second Mortgage, Second Chance
In a credit-based culture where a stick of gum could be bought with your "plastic," it makes sense for one mortgage not to be enough. But what exactly is the function of a second mortgage? It is a mortgage taken out on a first mortgage. It can lower the figure of a cash down payment; or when refinancing, the cash can be used for any purpose, ranging from a college education to braces or an antique paperclip collection. That is what makes a bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance very attractive to anyone with bad credit.

What about the interest rate?

Rates' Risk
One of the most basic yet vital elements in finance is the interest rate. If you are purchasing a credit card, you want to know about the Annual Percentage Rate, or APR. And when you need a bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance, you will need to compare interest rates. Typically, second mortgages have a higher interest rate than first mortgages due to the increased risk. This makes sense, as you are taking out a loan to cover a loan. In fact, sometimes the risk is high enough for a lender that they will not offer you a rate and its corresponding loan. Besides your credit rating and the type of loan you seek, another factor is the type of home you want the bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance for. Some examples include Single Family, Multi Family, Townhouse, and Condominium.

When Credit Is Given, Credit Is Due
Regardless of what type of home you take the second loan out for, when credit is given, credit is due. The average American has more than $9,000 in credit card debt! And many people do not realize that by only paying the minimum balance due, or paying the balance after the due date, you could end up paying for the same item several times over. Likewise, a bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance could be disastrous if you fail to keep making monthly payments. You definitely would want to avoid these three cases:
* Defaulting occurs when you are unable to keep a legal agreement, such as paying back money.
* Bankruptcy is when you lack enough funds to pay your debts.
* Foreclosure takes place when a lender repossesses your house because you are unable to make mortgage payments.

Today's culture is based on credit, even bad credit. If you take out a bad credit 2nd mortgage to refinance, avoid the pitfalls of a culture of debt!

Submitted by:

Rony Walker

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