Recently FHA changed the rules and formed a new program called the Back to Work program. The waiting period has been changed to one year under certain circumstances.
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.
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.
FHA guidelines lets you qualify for a loan after three years from a
sale. FHA guidelines requires a minimum three year past from the date of sale of
the property. You will need to document when the lender sold the
property after they took possession of the property.
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.
After the credit crisis of 2008 qualifying for a mortgage became a lot harder. If not for FHA many borrowers would not qualify for a mortgage. What makes FHA different than a conventional loan is the FHA will approve you and give a better interest rate with a lower down payment even if you have a low credit score.
When you compare FHA vs. conventional loans FHA loans win the down payment and credit score race hands down. FHA loans only requires a minimum down payment of 3.5 percent of the purchase price with a 580 credit score versus a conventional loan requiring between 5 to 20 percent down payment with a minimum 620 credit score.
The average credit score for an FHA loan is 680 well above FHA’s minimum credit score of 580 for 3.5% down payments, according to HUD.
New FHA announced a policy change to address risk and strengthen finances. FHA has changed the minimum credit score for new borrowers:
FHA loan requirements after short sale 2016
Call us 888.958.5382
We recognize the importance to you of keeping your information secure and confidential. We will not sell or share your personal information.
We look forward to working with you.
What's the minimum credit score needed to buy a house or refinance in Florida?
FHA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
VA loans require a minimum 500 credit score to buy a house or refinance
Fannie Mae loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance
USDA loans require a minimum 580 credit score to buy a houseor refinance
HomePath loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house
HARP loans require no minimum credit score torefinance
Freddie Mac loans require a minimum 620 credit score to buy a house or refinance
Want to know if you qualify for an FHA loan? Get pre-approved for an FHA loan online.
Call Now, Our Staff is Available!