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2016 Time Period Too Buy Again After A Bankruptcy, short-sale or Foreclosure

March 29th, 2016 | loan, Bankruptcy, FHA, Foreclosure, Short Sale, Fannie Mae, Conventional

2016 Conventional (Fannie Mae) Guidelines

•Bankruptcy – You may apply for a Conventional, Fannie Mae loan after your Chapter 7 bankruptcy has been discharged for FOUR (4) years, TWO (2) years from the discharge of a Chapter 13

•Foreclosure – You may apply for a Conventional, Fannie Mae loan SEVEN (7) years after the sale date of your foreclosure. Additional qualifying requirements may apply,

•Short Sale / Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure – •UPDATED – Effective 7/29/2014: Waiting period for subsequent foreclosure that was included in Bankruptcy is waived. If mortgage is included in Bankruptcy, waiting period defaults to FOUR (4) from the discharge date.

•UPDATED – Effective 8/16/2014: Short Sale or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure not included in a Bankruptcy has a new Waiting Period of FOUR (4) years from date your name is removed from title. This replaces the ability to buy in 24 months with 20% down payment and minimum 680 credit score.

•SEVEN (7) Years above 90% Loan to Value | with less than 10% Down Payment – Subject to Private Mortgage Insurance underwriting guidelines.

(NOTE: Credit must be re-established with a minimum 620 credit score.)

Mark Merry your local mortgage expert