When Can I Purchase A Home After Short Sale Or Foreclosure?

The waiting periods in order to qualify for a home loan after a foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, short sale and bankruptcy varies both by the government agency purchasing or insuring the loan as well as the dollar amount of the loan.

Conventional Conforming (FNMA/FHLMC)

1) Foreclosure is 7 years

2) Deed-in-Lieu is 4 years < 80% LTV and 5 years > 80% LTV for primary residences. 7 years for second homes and investment properties regardless of LTV.

3) Short Sales is 2 years < 80% LTV and 5 years > 80% LTV and 7 years > 90% LTV

4) Bankruptcy is 4 years

Conventional Non-Conforming (JUMBO)

1) Foreclosure is 7 years

2) Deed-in-Lieu is 7 years

3) Short Sale is 7 years

4) Bankruptcy is 7 years

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

1) Foreclosure is 3 years

2) Deed-in Lieu is 3 years

3) Short Sale is 3 years

4) Bankruptcy is 2 years

Veterans Administration (VA)

1) Foreclosure is 2 years

2) Deed-in Lieu is 2 years

3) Short Sale is 2 years

4) Bankruptcy is 2 years

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