Tag Archive : VA bad credit

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Can Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Move You Closer To Homeownership? What?

       FHA Loans / General

it’s a little known fact amongst Homebuyers, Renters, Realtors and even Loan Officers that both FHA and VA allow a Borrower to purchase a home after they’ve made 12 timely payments on a Chapter 13 BK. Wait! What? Yes you read that right. Why is this important? It’s important because while grappling with many unpaid collections, charge off’s and judgements,…… Read More »

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The VA Mortgage Loan Just Got Better !!

       General

The VA Home Loan just got better a few days ago, in case you didn’t know. If you are a Veteran Homebuyer or know someone who is, see below. The upfront Funding fee has been lowered! This means lower monthly payments for Veterans who even need to pay a funding fee. Click on the Chart image to make it bigger……. Read More »

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Amazing Fact About VA Loans You May Not Know !

       General

Did you know that whereas FHA loans limit Seller contributions for Closing costs to 6% of the purchase price, with a VA Loan, the Seller can make not only 4% concessions towards Closing Costs but another 4% towards Veterans’ other costs including paying off consumer debt to allow the Veteran to qualify ? !

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What Are FHA Rules For Buying A Home After Short Sale?

       FHA Loans

What Are FHA Rules For Buying A Home After Short Sale? HUD that oversees FHA came out with the Mortgagee Letter in Dec 2009 which essentially gave FHA’s blessing for buyers who were forced to short sell their homes to be able to buy a home just 1 day after short sale! Here’s the rules Buyers are NOT eligible if…… Read More »

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Too much in the bank can disqualify from USDA Zero Down????

       USDA Guidelines & Rules / USDA Zero Down Loans

Yes! True, according to the USDA rulebook, Borrowers can be ‘able’ to get FHA (or VA) financing, but if they have 20% down for an UNINSURED Conventional loan, they’ve apparently got no business applying for USDA :). Here’s the exact verbiage from the USDA rulebook. (Remember these types of loans were brought in to assist ‘moderate income’ families who didn’t…… Read More »