Can I refinance my home with bad credit?

Question by dara91562: Can I refinance my home with bad credit?
My husband and I need to refinance our home to lower our monthly payments. We are paying 9% right now. We both have bad credit. About 4 years ago we started getting behind and couldn’t make credit card payments. It was either pay them or pay our house payment. So I just didn’t pay them. We also have some unpaid medical bills that our insurance didn’t cover after the birth of our daughter. The creditors are always on our backs. In May we will be eligible to refinance our home (we had a prepayment penalty clause in our mortgage agreement). What chance do we have of getting a lower interest rate and lower monthly payments? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Best answer:

Answer by Yanswersmonitorsarenazis
You just have to start shopping around.

There’s dozens of subprime mortgage companies going bankrupt right now, so that entire market is going a little crazy at the moment. Rates and products will vary widely between different lenders, so call several. Get the first one to tell you your credit scores, maybe even get a copy of your credit report from him/her, and use that to shop from other lenders.

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