Fannie Mae Waiting period for Foreclosures, bankruptcies, and short sales for a new mortgage loan approval


Derogatory ItemWaiting Period
ForeclosureHome given back to the bank – No owner participation
Short Sale
Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
New rule - started August 16. 2014
Short Sale = Home sold but sales price less than owned
Deed in Lieu = Home returned to lender in exchange for forgiving loan

Bankruptcy – Chapter 7Debts are discharged through BK, client does not pay any debts owing
Bankruptcy – Chapter 13Debts are paid back on a monthly scheduled payment plan

Bankruptcy AND Foreclosure
House INCLUDED in bankruptcy
New rule - started August 16, 2014Bankruptcy AND foreclosure, with home foreclosed on included in bankruptcy. Waiting period is based on bankruptcy discharge date, not foreclosure date, regardless of how long after the bankruptcy the official foreclosure occurred. Fannie Mae only


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