The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the â€œBack to Work â€“ Extenuating Circumstancesâ€ program, aimed to help people who have lost their home through foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy. HUD has reduced the previously required minimum of 36 months to 12 months before they may be able to finance another home, given that they meet HUDâ€™s minimum eligibility requirements.
FHA has a 3 year waiting period after short sale, however, you may be eligible for a new FHA loan immediately after a short sale if:
o All mortgage payments due on the prior mortgage were made within the month due for the 12 month period preceding the short sale and,
o All installment debt payments for the same time period were also made within the month due.
Borrowers are not eligible for a new FHA mortgage if they pursued a short sale agreement on his or her principal residence simply to:
o Take advantage of declining market conditions, and
o Purchase, at a reduced price, a similar or superior property within a reasonable commuting distance.
Borrowers in default on their mortgage at the time of the short sale are not eligible for a new FHA-insured mortgage for three years from the date of the pre-foreclosure sale.
The full list of time frames for purchases after short sale can be found here: http://www.trulia.com/blog/gvd/2011/05/purchase_after_short_
CFS Mortgage assists homeowners who have recently been through a foreclosure, short sale or have recently emerged from bankruptcy.
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