If you have had a bad credit first mortgage then it becomes a bit difficult for you to get a second mortgage. But if you are aware of the kind of trend going on in the market and the intentions of the lenders then you can decide on your next step.
You home equity loan or HELOC can be of help in getting you a mortgage loan you can use about 80% and in some cases even 95% of your home equity loan for your mortgage.
Another thing that plays an important part as the deciding factor in case of your second mortgage is your work history which means your source of income. If you work history is steady and brings you a stable and regular income then you have a very bright chance of getting a second mortgage.