Thousands of blacklisted Florida borrowers who lost a home to foreclosure can get back into the housing market more quickly under a rule change that reduces the wait time for getting a new mortgage.
The Federal Housing Administration will approve certain borrowers for a home loan just one year after a foreclosure, short sale, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or bankruptcy. FHA’s previous timeline was three years for a short sale and foreclosure, and two years for a bankruptcy.
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*Foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy was the result of income or job loss beyond the borrower’s control.
*The borrower has financially recovered from the event.
*It’s been one year since the event, such as from a foreclosure auction or short sale closing.
*Borrower has completed housing counseling.