If you have bad credit and believe you are out of luck when it comes to refinancing or purchasing a new home, you may want to reconsider your options.
Just because you have bad credit, it does not mean you will be unable to get a loan, nor does it mean that you are at the mercy of the mortgage companies. You are not.
The mortgage industry is a very diverse one with literally thousands of lenders across the country that just might offer a program that fits your needs.
These lenders that offer programs to consumers with poor credit are known as wholesale lenders.
Wholesale lenders work directly with mortgage brokers, whose job it is to assist you in finding a mortgage lender regardless of your credit score.
It is also the responsibility of the mortgage broker to counsel and educate you through the entire mortgage process.
If you decide that you do not want to do the shopping around yourself than you should seriously consider finding a mortgage broker to help you. They have relationships with hundreds of wholesale lenders, and they will work to find a program that fits your needs.
Keep in mind, brokers are paid on commission, so it is just as important to them as it is to you to get to the closing table.
A good place to start for tracking down a mortgage broker is the internet. Contact a few brokers, allow for them to assess your situation, then work with the one that best fits your needs and budget. Best of luck.