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FHA guidelines on short sales 2014

September 19, 2013


FHA guidelines on short sales 2014 - August 15, 2013 borrowers with a prior bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale may be eligible for an FHA insured loan if the bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale was the result of a documented extenuating circumstance.

Borrowers may be eligible for an FHA insured loan on a purchase transaction after 12 months from the completion, discharge, trustee's sale if the borrower meets the requirements for extenuating circumstances Economic Event.

FHA minimum credit score

FHA allows a home buyer to make a down payment of 3.50% and allows the seller to contribute up to 6% of the purchase price for closing costs with a 580 minimum credit score.

First time home buyers with a credit score below 580 must make a minimum 10.0% down payment and FHA allows a seller concession of up to 6% of the purchase price to pay for closing cost.

FHA requires a minimum credit score of 530 to qualify for a first time home buyer loan.

  • Minimum 580 credit score 3.5% down payment
  • Below 580 credit score 10% down payment
  • There are no trade line requirements
  • Collection accounts do not have to be paid off
  • Any disputed accounts must be resolved

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

At least two years must have elapsed since the discharge date of the borrower and / or spouse's Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, according to FHA guidelines.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

FHA will consider approving a borrower who is still paying on a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy if those payments have been satisfactorily made and verified for a period of one year. The court trustee's written approval will also be needed in order to proceed with the loan.

Foreclosure

Foreclosure must have been resolved for at least 3 years with no late payments since the date of resolution. Minimum credit score of 530.

Seasoning Requirements are determined by the type of loan:

  • Government loan: Seasoning is determined by the date the claim was paid
  • Loans other than Government: Seasoning is determined by the date of sale the lender sold the property

Short Sale

FHA requires a minimum of three years from the date of sale. FHA guidelines requires three year past from the date of sale of the property. Documentation of sale date will be required.

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FHA Minimum Credit Score Needed to Buy a House


On January 20, 2010 FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA changed the minimum credit scores for new borrowers:

  • New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for FHA's 3.5% down payment program
  • New borrowers with less than a 580 credit score will be required to put down at least 10%
  • This allows the FHA to better balance its risk and continue to provide access for those borrowers who have historically performed well

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