Can someone be on the title and not the mortgage?
It is possible to be named on the title deed of a home without being on the mortgage. However, doing so assumes risks of ownership because the title is not free and clear of liens and possible other encumbrances. If a mortgage exists, it's best to work with the lender to make sure everyone on the title is protected.
Does spouse have to be on title?
California is a community property state. If you are buying the property with money earned by either of you during the marriage, the real estate is community property. That means that it is owned by you and your spouse equally regardless of whether both of your names are on the deed.
Why does Title Company need marital status?
To ensure that homes are properly transferred from one party to another in a sale, the title company will always ask for the marital status of all parties. For home buyers, both spouses are typically listed on the deed even if only one person's name appears on the mortgage.
What happens when you divorce and you own a home together?
Divorcing couples can decide to keep owning a home together, agreeing on details like how mortgage payments will be split, when they'll be paid each month, when it will eventually be sold, and who will get the proceeds of the sale of the house at that point.
Does a home equity loan have to be in both names?
While you can get a home equity loan without your spouse as a co-borrower, you can't get it without his consent. Even if his name isn't on the deed, if the property used as collateral is your marital residence, the spouse must agree to the loan.
Who owns the property when the borrower has a reverse mortgage on the property?
No. When you take out a reverse mortgage loan, the title to your home remains with you. Most reverse mortgages are Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs). The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), insures HECMs.
What happens if you only pay half of your mortgage?
“Making a partial loan payment is the same as not making a full payment from a lender's viewpoint. The lender sets the terms of the loan with a clear plan for repayment, and any deviation from the plan could have a negative effect on your credit score.”