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can a va loan be foregiven when there was a divorce and bankruptcy had to be filed because there was no longer enough income?

by marcolejr2892 from , California. Sep 20th 2016 Reply


Larry Gray (lgray_312_247)
#589 ranked lender in California - 1,139 contributions

Each person's situation has to be looked at with all necessary details reviewed. Outside of a short sale on a property per agreement with the lender to accept less than the original loan amount things are looked at a little more harshly...if there was a foreclosure. There is a typical waiting period of 2 years to be able to get a VA loan after a foreclosure. We do loans shortly after a foreclosure, but not VA loans and typically we will require 25% down payment and rates will be a bit higher, yet still better than a hard money loan. Considering many lenders require 5 or 7 years to go buy from a foreclosure two years is not bad per a VA guarantee insured loan!

Sep 20th 2016
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Larry Gray (lgray_312_247)
#589 ranked lender in California - 1,139 contributions

I mentioned two years, typically, you would wait after a foreclosure. However, that may be the practice of many lenders but it is not a VA requirement...simply an overlay from the lender who still must take on risk. I apologize for not providing further information regarding that which I would normally in a phone or email consultation. The VA will subtract the amount they lost from your eligibility so that you can use the remaining eligibility amount towards a loan. However, your overall credit situation will be scrutinized by whatever lender provides the VA loan. We do not exclude a borrower automatically for a recent foreclosure now. We would look at overall credit history, etc. and yes, it is possible you could still get a loan not long after a foreclosure.

Sep 22nd 2016
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