If you dream of owning your own home someday, it’s never too early to start planning. When you will be able to purchase the home, where it will be located, and what it will look like will depend largely on your qualifications for a mortgage. The down payment you accumulate and your debt to income ratio will affect the amount of money you can borrow.
By reviewing your cash flow, savings plan and credit history and score, you will be prepared to make any necessary adjustments to qualify for the mortgage you need. An understanding of the mortgage loan process will also enable you to have all of your necessary information ready when the time comes.
Counselors are available to help make your dream of homeownership a reality:
- Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST
- Friday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST
Call 1-888-456-2227 for your no-cost, private counseling. You will be asked to provide your name and account number to confirm your membership with Altura Credit Union.
If you have missed mortgage payments or think you will miss future payments, you may find yourself in danger of foreclosure. It is important to understand, however, that lenders do not want to “repossess” your home — they are much more interested in seeing that payments are made each month as agreed in the mortgage terms. As a general rule, lenders only begin the foreclosure process when all else fails.
Therefore, the best way to avoid foreclosure (besides making all your payments) is to address the issue as soon as it occurs and to keep the lender informed at all times. BALANCE can help you understand your options when you are having financial difficulty.
Call us at 888-456-2227 to speak with a counselor.
For more information about our partnership with BALANCE, please call 1-888-883-7228 or visit your local Altura branch