USDA Guaranteed Loan Refinance – Post Divorce and Legal Separation
A USDA Guaranteed Loan can be refinance post-divorce without requiring a new appraisal report. This allows borrowers who owe more on their current mortgage than the house is worth to refinance the house, thus removing their former spouse from title and take advantage of today's low interest rates. However, the borrower to the transaction that wants to maintain ownership of the property must meet several additional requirements. These requirements include the following:
- Provide a court ordered divorce decree or seperation agreement specifying who is to own the property
- The remaining borrower must be able to qualify for the new mortgage without their former spouses or co-borrowers income when determining the debt-to-income ratio
- If there is any court order child support or alimony needed by the borrower to qualify for the new mortgage, when calculating the debt to income ratio, the borrower must be able to document receipt of twelve payments prior to making a loan application.
The USDA Guaranteed Loan Refinance will still allow for an appraisal report exemption that is available on all USDA Streamline Refinances. When removing a borrower from title because of divorce or legal separation the remaining borrower will not be eligible to take advantage of the USDA Pilot Program, but can still use the USDA Streamline Refinance.
To learn more about your USDA Refinance options go to www.USDARefinanceLoan.com, Americas premier USDA Refinance Loan website, or call (866) 351-3229.