Hi everybody. I need your help/advice.
I am stuck in a deal where my debt goes up by the day and I need a way out. Now, my situation is somewhat complicated, so I’ll try and explain it in short but clear manner.
My problem is this.
Last year I bought a house. I got a %90 mortgage and borrowed the %10 down payment from my lander as a hard money loan. This was my first property so I got an owner occupied loan for the 1st mortgage at %11.75 interest.
The property was in a very bad condition. It had to be completely remodeled. So, I got a Home Depot-home improvement loan and a home depot credit card. I also got a Lowe’s credit card and a lot of remodeling/construction books. My goal was to flip the house as soon as possible, but since I couldn’t afford to keep it on the market for long, I was also prepared to refinance (to pay the remodeling costs) and rent it out while my credit rating was still good.
Well, as most of you would have guessed by now, it took me longer than I expected to finish the project. So after about 2 months on the market and since the local real estate market was getting worse, I decided to refi and rent it out.
When I went to my banker (who was also my real estate broker/lender when I bought the house) I explained that I wanted to refi ASAP, since the remodeling project put me in a lot of debt and my credit rating was soon to be ruined. Credit score was going down already, and I was unable to pay all my bills.
He strongly disagreed with me and assured me that he could get it sold. Although I didn’t believe he could do it, I took his advise (how stupid of me!!!)