How To Avoid FHA’s 3 Year Waiting Period After Foreclosure…

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small brett pic How To Avoid FHAs 3 Year Waiting Period After Foreclosure...

Normally if you have had a foreclosure you must wait a minimum of 3 years (after the foreclosure) to get an FHA loan.

However, if you have had extenuating circumstances you may be granted an exception to this waiting period.

Here are the guidelines on the extenuating circumstances…

1) Satisfactory Credit History must have been demonstrated prior to Economic Event.

2) Economic Event: Must document that credit impairments were due to Economic Event, defined as Loss of Employment and/or Loss of Income of at least 20% for a minimum of 6 months.

Loss of Employment verified with: Written termination notice, or other publically available documentation of business closure, and documentation of receipt of unemployment income.

Loss of Income verified with: Written VOE evidencing prior income, or signed tax returns, paystubs, or W-2s evidencing prior income.

3) Recovery: Borrower has demonstrated full recovery (minimum of 12 months) from event, demonstrated by Satisfactory Payment history since event, and Housing Counseling: Borrower has completed HUD-approved housing counseling at least 30 days prior to application date, but no more than 6 months prior to application date. HUD Approved Counseling agencies can be found at this link:

That’s it for today!

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Comments (2)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I saw this information already, but it is very helpful to many I am sure ;-0

Mar 22, 2015 11:46 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Brett Sampson Thanks for the review of this information. Helpful, because we never know when the rules of the game have changed. Thanks!

Mar 23, 2015 12:32 AM