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How to Help Your Family Members Buy a Home Without Co-Signing  How to Help Your Family Members Buy a Home Without Co-Signing

How to Help Your Family Members Buy a Home Without Co-Signing

Written By: David Reed
Monday, June 10, 2019

Sometimes first time buyers donrsquo;t yet have enough income to qualify for a mortgage. This is common when someone first gets out of school and has yet to find a permanent job or the entry-level job doesnrsquo;t pay enough. When that happens, the would-be buyers would either have to wait, save up more money or get someone to co-sign the note.

When co-signing, it needs to be clear to those helping out that the payment history on the new mortgage will be reflected on their own credit report along with the buyers. If payments are made on time, or at minimum no more than 30 days past the due date, a positive entry on both credit reports will be logged. This will raise credit scores for all involved. Conversely, should there be a late payment made more than 30 days past the due date, that negative mark will show up on both credit reports and drive down scores. This can happen without the knowledge of the co-signers until its too late.

Co-signing also hits both parties with the same debt. If the total monthly mortgage payment is 2,000, then both the primary borrowers and the co-signers can expect the monthly debt to appear on a credit report. This could potentially affect the ability of the co-signer to take on new debt such as qualifying for a new mortgage to buy a home or even when refinancing. Deciding to co-sign demands some serious consideration.

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Funds can also be provided to pay off outstanding debt of the primary borrowers. Perhaps paying off an automobile loan or student loan. In doing so, monthly debt ratios will be reduced enabling the buyers to qualify for the mortgage they want. A family member might also agree to provide a second mortgage on a property. Borrowing from a family member means making sure the note is valid in the state its executed and properly spells out the terms of the note. The first lien lender will also want to take a look at the new second lien note to make sure it complies with state law and indeed subordinates to the new first lien.

Co-signing is one of the more common ways family members can help first timers buy a home but they can also help in other ways that doesnrsquo;t obligate the parents to be a responsible backup to more debt.

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