Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bankruptcy Guidelines for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers in 2017 for FHA, VA, USDA, and Fannie Mae Mortgage Loans


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You can obtain a copy of your bankruptcy paperwork from the website below:

Bankruptcy Courts    http://www.pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ 
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Conventional Loan Bankrupcty Guidelines for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A four-year waiting period is required, measured from the discharge or dismissal date of the bankruptcy action until the application date.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

two years from the discharge date to the application date, or
four years from the dismissal date to the application date.

The shorter waiting period based on the discharge date recognizes that borrowers have already met a portion of the waiting period within the time needed for the successful completion of a Chapter 13 plan and subsequent discharge.

A borrower who was unable to complete the Chapter 13 plan and received a dismissal will be held to a four-year waiting period.

Exceptions for Extenuating Circumstances

A two-year waiting period is permitted after a Chapter 13 dismissal, if extenuating circumstances can be documented. There are no exceptions permitted to the two-year waiting period after a Chapter 13 discharge.

Foreclosure / Short Sale


A seven-year waiting period is required. In all instances, the “date of foreclosure” is considered the date of the foreclosure deed. The end date of the waiting period is the application date.

Foreclosure / Short Sale – Extenuating Circumstance A three-year waiting period is permitted if extenuating circumstances can be documented. Additional requirements apply between three and seven years, which include:

FHA Loan Guidelines for  Bankruptcy and Foreclosure for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged more than 24 months prior to the application date may be allowed.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged between 12 and 24 months prior to the application date requires satisfactorily established credit and documentation showing the circumstances which caused the bankruptcy were beyond the borrower's control (i.e. unemployment, medical bills not covered by insurance). In these instances, the file must be manually downgraded to a refer and manually underwritten. It falls upon the underwriter to make a final determination as to the overall quality of the file.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged less than 12 months prior to the application date is not allowed.

Chapter 13


Loans where the borrower is currently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy or had a Chapter 13 bankruptcy which was discharged within the previous 2 years require manual downgrade and must be underwritten manually. Note that manual underwrites require Underwriting Management approval.

A borrower who is currently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be eligible for FHA financing provided all of the following conditions are met in addition to standard manual underwriting requirements:


Foreclosure / Short Sale

A foreclosure less than 3 years ago is not allowed.
In all instances, the “date of foreclosure” is considered the date of the foreclosure deed. The end date of the timeframe is determined by the application date.





Kentucky VA Loan Guidelines for Bankruptcy and Foreclosure for Kentucky Home Buyers



Chapter 7

Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged more than 24 months prior to application date may be disregarded.
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged between 12 and 24 months prior to application date requires satisfactorily established credit and documentation showing the circumstances which caused the bankruptcy were beyond the borrower's control (i.e. unemployment, medical bills not covered by insurance). In these instances, the file must be manually downgraded to a refer and manually underwritten. It falls upon the underwriter to make a final determination as to the overall quality of the file.

Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged less than 12 months prior to application date is not allowed.
Note that for High Balance Transactions a minimum of 7 years must have elapsed since the discharge date regardless of AUS findings.

Chapter 13

The borrower’s credit history since the bankruptcy, the circumstances behind the bankruptcy, and the discharge date all factor in to the final determination by the underwriter.
A borrower who is currently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be eligible for VA financing


Foreclosure / Short Sale

Foreclosure more than 36 months prior to application date may be disregarded.
Foreclosure less than 36 months prior to application date is not allowed.
Note that for High Balance Transactions a minimum of 7 years must have elapsed since the forelcosure date regardless of AUS findings.
In all instances, the “date of foreclosure” is considered the date of the foreclosure deed.





USDA Guidelines for Bankruptcy and Foreclosure for Kentucky Home Buyers

Chapter 7

The Discharge date and GUS findings both play an important role in determining the viability and future repayment of the new loan. As such, Chapter 7 bankruptcy seasoning is evaluated by GUS.


Chapter 13

Loans where the borrower is currently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy or had a Chapter 13 bankruptcy which was discharged within the previous 3 years require a manual downgrade and must be underwritten manually.

A borrower who is currently in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be eligible for RD financing provided all of the following conditions are met in addition to standard manual underwriting requirements:
• At least 12 months of payments have been made satisfactorily
• The Trustee or bankruptcy judge’s approval to enter into the mortgage transaction is documented
• Bankruptcy payments are included in the borrower’s debt ratio


Foreclosure / Short Sale

The foreclosure date and GUS findings both play an important role in determining the viability and future repayment of the new loan. As such, foreclosure seasoning is evaluated by GUS.

A foreclosure does not automatically disqualify a borrower from RD financing. In all instances, the “date of foreclosure” is considered the date of the foreclosure deed.
















Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 MB73346


Text/call 502-905-3708

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