FHA After Short Sale

FHA after short sale



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FHA after short sale - FHA guidelines lets you qualify after three years from a short sale. FHA guidelines requires three year past from the date of the short sale. If your mortgage payments were not late at the time of short sale you do not have to wait to qualify for an FHA loan.

FHA guidelines for short sale allows borrowers with a minimum credit score of 500 qualify for a FHA loan. After a short sale, above 580 credit score and three years past the sale date FHA allows only 3.5% down payment.

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Extenuating circumstances

New FHA loan requirements borrowers may also 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.

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.


Credit score

New FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:

  • FHA requirements new borrowers will now be required to have a minimum credit score of 580 to qualify for 3.5% down payment
  • FHA loan requirements 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 

FHA after short sale


  • 203(b) FHA purchase program provides mortgages for home buyers  to purchase a principal residence with a low down payment and with lower credit standards.
  • 203(k) FHA purchase program is for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties. Providing both the financing to purchase a property and the financing to make repair. The program offers an important tool for expanding home ownership opportunities.
  • HUD $100 down payment program for borrowers purchasing single-family HUD Real Estate Owned (REO). The program is limited to owner-occupant buyers who have not purchased a HUD REO property within the last 24 months.
  • Lease with option to buy mortgage. Lease with option to buy allows a renter to buy the property they are renting. A lease option mortgage allows for sellers credit.
  • Gift of equity mortgage loan. A gift of equity is a transfer of ownership of a property to a family member or someone. Gift of equity down payment and gift funds requirements.


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