Should You Buy a Home Using a 1st and a 2nd Mortgage? -

Typically folks think about getting one mortgage to finance the purchase of a home. But there are circumstances where getting 2 mortgages can be a much better option.

Firstly, this topic is primarily for home buyers with a downpayment of between 10% and 20%; for those putting 20% or more (or those putting down less than 10%), it typically does not apply.

There are 5 good reasons to use 2 loans:

1) To avoid getting a Jumbo Mortgage

2) To have a lower monthly housing payment

3) To avoid mortgage insurance

4) If you're anticipating a big principal pay down in the near term

5) Financial Flexibility

But there are also 2 good reasons to NOT use 2 loans:

1) Principal amortization

2) Interest rate risk

As every single transaction is different, as are individual borrowers needs and goals, there is no hard and fast rule on this topic. A good Realtor and mortgage finance specialist can help you determine whether or not this is the right choice for you!

For more information on the systems that I use and the extremely effective strategies I employ for both home buyers and sellers, please contact me. Phone: 949.413.2371 Email: Michael@HausamGroup.com Or click on the link below!

Michael Hausam is a licensed Realtor (BRE Agent #1319560) and Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS # 1577195). He's been a resident of Orange County, CA since 1990, he funded his first mortgage loan in 1991, has had a B-1 general contractors license since 2005, and he has had his real estate license for over 18 years.


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