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How you can get back in the housing market after a short sale or foreclosure

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Today we're here with our preferred lender Tom Ross with Nova Home Loans. What we want to talk to you about today is getting back in the housing game after having a short sale or foreclosure. This happened to many of us between 2008 and 2010 and right now there are a lot of options for you to get back out there and get back into a home.

The fastest way to get back into a home is with Nova Home Loans. If you went through a strategic short sale or foreclosure, meaning that you were only laying on the mortgage and not anything else, you qualify for our Home Again product. You can get this loan one day after a short sale or foreclosure and you can get up to a million dollars. You do need 25% down, and it has to be a strategic default for you to qualify.

For conventional financing on a foreclosure, you will have to wait 7 years no matter what. The good news for those of us that had a foreclosure in 2008 is that next year you will be able to buy again. For conventional financing on short sales, you basically have 3 tiers: 
  • The first tier is 20% down, which you can get after 2 years. 
  • The second tier is 4 years after a short sale and 10% down. 
  • The third tier drops to 5% down after 7 years.
For FHA financing, foreclosures and short sales are treated equally. It's a 3 year waiting period either way. The FHA price is maxed out at $271,050. VA financing is also an option and with this loan you can purchase again only 2 years after a foreclosure. If you have a good credit score, you could qualify even sooner.

Nova Home Loans has a great credit services department. You can contact them to figure out where you are at with your credit and where you need to be. Many of our clients have utilized this service and have really patched up their credit scores and gotten some solid advice.
If you have any questions about credit or financing, please feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to help you.