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Armando, Home Buyer in 33025

FHA May Waive Foreclosure, Short Sale, and Bankruptcy Waiting Periods

Asked by Armando, 33025 Sat Dec 22, 2012

To facilitate this shift in the mortgage market, the FHA is considering a policy change, loosening mortgage guidelines by waiving the traditional “waiting period” that follows a credit damaging event. Accordingly, home buyers who have undergone a bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale may be eligible to purchase homes immediately if this change takes effect.

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Armando, I would say that you have been greatly misinformed about that. If anything, HUD is set to raise minimum credit scores and probably tighten guidelines some. It is 24 months for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, 36 months for a foreclosure, and the same for a short sale if there were mortgage lates. Anything less than that would be unrealistic.

Someone who just lost a home to foreclosure is in absolutely no position to purchase another one right away. It would be ridiculous to even consider that to be an option.

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This was a rumor from an article written on Sept. 10th by Dan Green (link below) who doesn't cite the source of his information, and said it may be "within 75 days". It's now been over 90 days.

Dan's article:…

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Time to eat crow Rodney! FHA is healthier now and the blow up is well behind us.
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