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Home Loans After A Bankruptcy

Home Loans After A Bankruptcy

Are you interested in a new home loan but are worried about a past negative credit event such as a bankruptcy? Borrowers sometimes have many questions about FHA mortgages and bankruptcy. One of the most common scenarios asked about include borrowers who are about to be discharged from their bankruptcy and are contemplating a home loan. With low credit scores and a recent bankruptcy, what is a borrower to do in order to become eligible for a home loan once more? In such cases, you need to know the FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 which require a minimum waiting time or seasoning period before a borrower can apply for an FHA mortgage once more. The waiting time begins at the time the bankruptcy is discharged. Note that it does | more...

 
FHA Loans And Bankruptcy: Chapter 7

FHA Loans And Bankruptcy: Chapter 7

Getting an FHA home loan following a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not impossible; borrowers who handle their finances and credit responsibly after filing bankruptcy will find FHA home loan rules are more favorable to them than it may seem. Some assume that bankruptcy means never being able to own a home again or that it may take seven to ten years to recover from such a circumstance. FHA loan rules say otherwise, and while additional lender standards may apply the borrower does not necessarily have to wait such a long time to be considered for a new home loan. FHA Loan Requirements For Applying For A Mortgage After Chapter 7 Bankruptcy FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 state clearly that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is not a barrier to a | more...

 
Getting An FHA Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Getting An FHA Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Getting an FHA home loan after filing for bankruptcy is not impossible, but it’s very important to understand the rules and requirements of FHA mortgages in this area. Do you know what it takes to be approved for an FHA single family home loan after a Chapter Seven or Chapter 13 bankruptcy? FHA Home Loans Are Possible After Bankruptcy The first thing to understand about getting an FHA home loan following a bankruptcy is that two basic factors will affect your ability to be approved. These are NOT the only factors to consider, but they are the initial requirements; all other issues likely will fall behind these two areas. The first is how much time has passed since your bankruptcy was discharged. FHA home loans require a minimum amount of | more...

 
FHA loans after bankruptcy

FHA Loans After Bankruptcy

FHA loans after bankruptcy are possible, and there are many potential FHA loan applicants who are very curious what next steps are following a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceeding in terms of becoming a home owner either again, or for the first time. The most important things to remember about FHA loans after a bankruptcy is that some basic issues will affect your chances for a new home loan above and beyond the rules of your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. In addition to the guidelines you must follow depending on the type of bankruptcy you filed, FHA loan requirements, lender standards, and your own credit activity following the discharge of your bankruptcy will be crucial in determining your credit worthiness for the new mortgage. Lender standards will | more...

 
Can I get an FHA loan after bankruptcy?

Can I Get An FHA Loan After Bankruptcy?

Can I get an FHA loan after bankruptcy? That question is a common one, and the answer depends as much on the borrower as it does on the rules of the FHA single family loan program. In general, those who experience bankruptcy will be required to wait out a “seasoning period” described in HUD 4000.1 (the FHA loan handbook). Depending on what type of bankruptcy you filed, borrowers may also be required to get court permission before attempting to proceed with a new home loan. Mandatory FHA Loan Seasoning Periods Following Bankruptcy Bankruptcy rules may vary depending on the type, but in general a borrower’s minimum waiting period will be 12 months from the time the bankruptcy is discharged. The waiting period does NOT begin from the filing date. FHA | more...

 
Can I get an FHA loan after bankruptcy?

An FHA Mortgage Post-Bankruptcy?

Is a mortgage loan possible after bankruptcy? When it comes to FHA home loans the answer is yes, as long as the borrower meets FHA loan standards and sits out a mandatory waiting period (which may vary depending on the bankruptcy, state law, and lender standards). One reader asked a question this week about bankruptcy and FHA loans: “My credit rating is 677 as of 5/18/2017. My income is established by a job that Ive held for over 15 years. My bankruptcy was completed in July of 2011. Can I qualify for an FHA mortgage?” There are many issues at work in situations like these including whether or not the borrower has established a satisfactory pattern of credit activity following the bankruptcy action. The mandatory waiting period (under FHA standards, | more...

 
Can I get an FHA loan after bankruptcy?

FHA Loan Rules For Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

We’ve had a number of reader questions in our comments section recently asking about scenarios for loan approval that involve bankruptcy and related issues. Can a borrower get a new FHA loan following a bankruptcy? Under what conditions? FHA loan rules in HUD 4000.1 address this issue with separate entries for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. According to the FHA loan rule book, Chapter 7 requires the lender to observe the following: “A Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation) does not disqualify a Borrower from obtaining an FHA-insured Mortgage if, at the time of case number assignment, at least two years have elapsed since the date of the bankruptcy discharge. During this time, the Borrower must have: – re-established good credit; or – chosen not to incur new credit obligations.” HUD 4000.1 | more...

 
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FHA Loans and Bankruptcy

A Few Words About Bankruptcy from FHA.com on Vimeo. Some borrowers want to know how credit issues such as foreclosure, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy can affect their ability to get an FHA mortgage loan or refinance loan. While those who have been through such proceedings may have a better understanding of what happens to your credit, many who are facing the option of filing bankruptcy, going into loan default and foreclosure, or even doing a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure may not understand what’s at stake. The video above explains some basics about bankruptcy. But how does bankruptcy in particular affect your ability to get an FHA loan? Like foreclosure and deed-in-lieu, filing bankruptcy usually requires a mandatory “seasoning period” or waiting time between the bankruptcy and the new | more...

 
What you should know about FHA 203(h) Loans For Disaster Victims

FHA Loan Rules For New Loans Following A Bankruptcy: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “My husband went bankrupt and it was discharged on may 7,2013 since then we have been bringing his credit up to 620 and my score is around 770 my question is on what month or day can we apply for a FHA loan and is our score good enough?” Unfortunately the answers to these questions depend greatly on a number of factors including lender standards. The waiting period following a bankruptcy–how long the borrower must wait before being allowed to apply for a new mortgage–depends on the type of bankruptcy and lender standards. FHA loan rules do provide a minimum waiting time depending on the type of bankruptcy, but these wait times are also dependent on circumstances. For example, here are the FHA loan rules for Chapter | more...

 

FHA Loan Waiting Times Post-Bankruptcy: A Reader Question

A reader asks, “I had a bankruptcy discharged in July 2014. How long do I have to wait to purchase another home with 10% down payment with a credit score of 590?” Post-bankruptcy, a borrower must work hard to establish the best credit possible in order to qualify for a new home loan. You may find that lenders are willing to work with borrowers with credit scores starting at around 620 or higher. The nature of a borrower’s wait time to apply after bankruptcy depends on the nature of the bankruptcy. The rules governing this are found in HUD 4155.1 Chapter Four. On Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 7 says: “A Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation) does not disqualify a borrower from obtaining an FHA-insured mortgage if at least two years have | more...