Statistics show that the country is facing a mortgage crisis. Ohio has led the nation in foreclosures. This has prompted local and federal agencies to offer foreclosure help for the state of Ohio. Most of this help is geared towards the home owners that have subprime mortgages. These mortgages are subprime because the borrowers may not have been able to qualify for the prime mortgage rates due to flaws on their credit record.
These subprime mortgages come with a higher interest rate to offset the increased credit risk. They usually offer a “teaser” rate, with a limited time period. When this teaser period expires, borrowers find themselves with a mortgage that they can no longer afford. Many borrowers with subprime mortgages were never informed of what the actual cost of the mortgage really was. Because of this type of lending practice, many agencies have developed programs offering foreclosure help for the state of Ohio and other states.