Collection Accounts for Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans
Isolated collection accounts do not necessarily have to be paid off as a condition for loan approval. A credit report may show numerous satisfactory accounts and one or two unpaid medical (or other) collections. In such instances, while it would be preferable to have collections paid, it would not necessarily be a requirement for loan approval.
However, collection accounts must be considered part of the borrower's overall credit history and unpaid collection accounts should be considered open, recent credit.
Borrowers with a history of collection accounts should have re-established satisfactory credit in order to be considered a satisfactory credit risk.
While VA does not require that collection accounts be paid-off prior to closing if the borrower's overall credit is acceptable, an underwriter must address the existence of the collection account(s) with an explanation on VA Form 26-6393, Loan Analysis , for excluding the negative credit history they represent.
If the collection account is listed on the credit report with a minimum payment, then the debt should be recognized at the minimum payment amount.
Charged off Accounts for Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans
These accounts are typically collections in which the creditor is no longer pursuing collection of the account. The underwriter must address the circumstances regarding the negative credit history when reviewing the overall credit of the borrower(s).
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