If I co-sign a loan for my sister will I lose my first time home buyer status?

Asked by Katie, Santa Paula, CA Mon Mar 16, 2009

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Jeff K, Home Buyer, Bristol, PA
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Oh ... and don't forget that it's not on your credit report. So if you don't already own your home and want to buy one - then this hugely affects your future. Think twice about this.
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Ted Mackel, Agent, Simi Valley, CA
Mon Mar 16, 2009
You will not be able to cosign on the loan without your name on the purchase contract and taking title. In California you can quit claim your interest back after the sale closes, but I am not aware of a lender that will let you cosign and not take title. I am working on this situation (have an escrow open) with a buyer right now. The co-signer is required to be on everything.

There might be a lender or broker that might figure out how to do it, but I am not sure if you do, that it will be above board.....
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Homa Moaddel, Agent, Foothill Ranch, CA
Mon Mar 16, 2009
Hi Katie,
if your name is the loan and not on the title you are not the owner of any home. However your credit will be affected. Your first time home buyer status should not change. To confirm all of that I like to refer you to my lender who also give financial advise. Please call Dave Gaylord at (949)939-6011.

Prudential California Realty
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