Real Estate News About Woodbridge, Mount Vernon, and Lorton Virginia: Sub-Prime Mortgages Are Back (But Don't Call Them Sub-Prime)

Sub-Prime Mortgages Are Back (But Don't Call Them Sub-Prime)

Remember sub-prime loans?  Loans that required a body with a pulse that could fog a mirror, no matter whether or not the borrower had a chance of making the payments.

Sub-prime loans (but don't call them sub-prime) are returning to the market.

Mountainview Mortgage Management Company (MMMC) is offering sub-prime loans under the banner of "non-prime" loans (catchy... don't ya think?).

If you have a 640 credit score, and it's been a year since your bankruptcy, you can get a non-prime loan, so long as you meet the generous debt-to-income ratios.

This time, these loans will not be packaged into mortgage backed securities and sold on Wall Street, as was done with sub-prime loans.  These sub-prime... er.. uh... I mean non-prime loans will be portfolio loans, meaning they will be held in the vault at MMMC.

Folks, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against borrowers who need a non-prime loan to buy a home.  It's been my experience that folks who buy homes with sub-prime and non-prime loans are responsible home owners who make their mortgage payments faithfully.

Back in the go-go days of 2003-2006, when houses were selling like crazy, mortgage rates were at 2.5%, and folks were getting all sorts of creative loans, even folks with 750 credit scores were going for some of the sub-prime programs because the initial interest rates were stupid-low.

Turning back to today.  MMMC works on a referral basis.  I can introduce you to a loan officer at MMMC who can get your application started for a loan.

You can get an application started for a non-prime loan with MMMC by texting or calling me at 703-677-1120.

You can also search for a home in Woodbridge to match with your loan at one of the most accurate websites for home searches when you CLICK HERE NOW.

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Comment balloon 1 commentErick Blackwelder • October 08 2014 11:34AM


Great post and insight into Sub- prime or non-prime loans.  I wonder how popular they are currently with the interests rates being higher than you mentioned and the stringency of loan qualification today?

Posted by Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life (Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ over 5 years ago