Get Credit More Easily With Home Loans
By George Whittaker
Homeowners are right at the top of the tree when it comes to getting a loan. The advantage comes in two forms: first, using a home as security, and second, being a proven good credit customer. So take advantage of these benefits to secure a far better deal on any borrowing you may be considering.
Security – the homeowner loan
Being a homeowner entitles somebody to take out a secured loan. This is where the home is staked as collateral for the loan, so if for some reason payments cease, the property can be claimed by the lender. This is a pretty extreme eventuality, however, and safeguards such as unemployment protection can often be taken out with the loan for further reassurance. In practice, the secured loan gives lenders a degree of certainty that the loan will be repaid, and therefore grants them more scope when determining the amount to be lent and the repayment conditions. Such a potential loss can also have the effect of making borrowers be absolutely sure that they can meet their obligations, perhaps more than would be the case with a normal personal loan. Anything that minimises the risk of defaulting is a major factor for all lenders.
A proven track record of loan repayment
Homeowners have on record the very fact that they can responsibly
the monthly demands of repaying a large loan, and it comes in the shape
of their mortgage, and all the insurance and bill payments that accompany
home ownership. In other words, if you have the wherewithal not only
to pass the mortgage lenders’ criteria to take out the mortgage, but
also to maintain a good, steady and reliable repayment record, you
are statistically more likely to be a trustworthy borrower.
a lower risk for the lender often means a better deal for the consumer.
Home loans can be the key to loan acceptance
Homeowner loans are therefore a great way of getting credit, even for those whose credit
history might prevent them from successfully getting another kind of loan. But
they really are for everyone, and the built-in security for the lender removes
a part of the risk that can make unsecured loans more expensive.