This BLOG On Foreclosure In Mortgage Qualification Lending Guidelines Was UPDATED On January 4th, 2019
Foreclosure In Mortgage Qualification
There are mandatory waiting periods after foreclosure in mortgage qualification process on government and conventional loans. Government Loans are home loans that are guaranteed and insured by the federal government.
There are three different types of government loans:
- FHA Loans
- VA Loans
- USDA Loans
Conventional Loans are home loans that conform to Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mac Guidelines. Conventional Loans are private loans where if a lender conforms to Fannie and/or Freddie, they can resell the loans to Fannie and/or Freddie. If they do not conform, banks and lenders cannot sell it on the secondary market.
FHA Loans With Foreclosure In Mortgage Qualification
USDA And FHA Guidelines After Foreclosure In Mortgage Qualification are as follows:
- 3 year waiting period after the recorded date of foreclosure and/or deed in lieu of foreclosure or the date of sheriff’s sale
- 3 year waiting period after the date of short sale reflected on the HUD-1 Settlement Statement
2 year waiting period after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharged date to qualify for FHA and VA Loans:
- USDA Loans require 3 year waiting period
HUD allows those who are in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan to qualify for FHA Loans as long as they have been one year into a Chapter 13 repayment plan:
- There is no waiting period after Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharged date to qualify for VA and FHA Loans with Gustan Cho Associates
- Gustan Cho Associates is a national lender with no lender overlays on government and conventional loans
Exceptions To Waiting Period Requirements On FHA Loans
If the homeowner had a prior short sale and the mortgage payments, as well as all other payments, have been timely in the past 12 months preceding the short sale, there are no waiting period requirements. If a married couple has a foreclosure and one spouse is on the title but not on the note, the borrower not on the note is not subject to any waiting period requirements.
VA Loans Waiting Period Requirements After Foreclosure
VA Loans have shorter waiting period requirements after foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, short sale.
- The waiting period after Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is the same on VA Loans as they are with FHA Loans
- However, there is only a two-year waiting period to qualify for VA Loans after a short sale and recorded date of foreclosure and/or deed in lieu of foreclosure
- Gustan Cho Associates does not have any overlays on VA Loans
- VA borrowers with credit scores of 580 and approve/eligible per Automated Underwriting System findings can qualify for VA Loans with Gustan Cho Associates
No debt to income ratio requirements on VA Loans: We just go off AUS Findings
Borrowers with outstanding Judgments can qualify for mortgage loans:
- Judgments need to be paid in full prior to mortgage loan approval and/or clear to close
- On refinance mortgages, judgments can be paid at closing
- Judgments do not have to be paid in full to qualify for mortgage loans
- Borrowers can get written payment agreement with judgment creditor and have three months seasoning to qualify for a mortgage with judgments
- The monthly payment on judgment needs to be included in the debt to income ratio calculations
Cannot pre-pay three months’ payments on judgments upfront to meet three months’ seasoning requirements.
No Waiting Period After Foreclosure
Gustan Cho Associates now has a special mortgage program called NON-QM Loans where there is no waiting period after foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, short sale.
- There is a one year waiting period after a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. 20% down payment is required
- Contact us for more information
- NON-QM Loans is a bridge loan program
- Homebuyers do not have to wait the mandatory waiting period after a foreclosure or short sale
Borrowers can refinance later when they meet the minimum waiting period requirements.
Foreclosure In Mortgage Qualification On Conventional Loans
Conventional Loans classifies deed in lieu of foreclosure and short sale differently than standard foreclosures.
Here are the waiting period requirements on conventional loans after foreclosure in mortgage qualification:
- 4-year waiting period to qualify for conventional loans after short sale and deed in lieu of foreclosure
- 7-year waiting period to qualify for conventional loans after standard foreclosure
There are many instances where mortgage borrowers can qualify for conventional loans where they do not qualify for government loans.
- This is when homeowners had a mortgage part of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- With conventional loans, the four-year waiting period clock starts from the discharged date of Chapter 7 on cases where people had mortgages part of their Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Mortgage cannot be reaffirmed and the housing event needs to be finalized
- With government loans, if homeowners had mortgage or mortgages part of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharged date, then the waiting period starts when the foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, or short sale has been finalized
Borrowers who have questions in qualifying with a direct lender with no lender overlays, please contact us at Gustan Cho Associates at 800-900-8569 or text us for faster response. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are available 7 days a week, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
January 4, 2019 - 4 min read