How to Manage Joint Equity Loans
A joint mortgage is a home loan, secured by real property, given to more than one party based on their criteria together, rather than individually. Typically, a joint mortgage is issued to married couples, but it could also involve other partnerships, such as investors or friends who wish to purchase property together.
When a person decides to try equity loans and there are more than one applicant, the banks will
base income differently when considering the loan. In most cases, the applicants can request an
equity loan three times the amount of the first income and half the amount of the second income,
and/or two-and-a-half times of the incomes combined. One advantage of the joint equity loans is
that the higher deposit put down toward the payoff of the loan, the less you’ll pay in APR. Most
Loaners request a depositing amount of 3 – 10% of the selling price of the property you prefer to purchase.
However, this depends on the area and loaner and what they loaners provide.
Joint equity income loans offer advantages; however, there are also disadvantages that could put the
joint borrowers and the loaner at great risks. It’s important to learn the laws on joint equity loans,
As if one or the other decides they want out of the deal, then the loaner will have a tough time
extracting the mortgage payment. And the borrowers will have a hard time deciding who owns the
house and who’s the right to sell it.
May one of you rent the house for extra income if you should choose to move into another home?
Joint equity loans are frightening, as if one of the parties paying on the home becomes angry, this
person may attempt to kick you out of your own home. It’s important that you know that the law
states that neither of the joint owners (one or the other) has to leave his/her home, unless the court’s
injunction requires that the party leave the property. So, joint equity loans may much be risky;
so if you intend to take out joint equity loans, be sure you know the laws, and know where both
you and the joint applicant stands.