FANNIE MAE CHANGES MORTGAGE ELIGIBILITY RULES AFTER SHORT SALE AND DEED IN LIEU

  • July 15, 2014

By Cassell von Bayer, Attorney, Incline Law Group

One of often cited selling points for homeowners to undertake a short sale rather than a foreclosure sale is the ability to purchase a new home with financing in a shorter period of time. While all lenders have different eligibility requirements, most lenders current guidelines fall within a 2 to 5 year waiting period after a short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure. While FHA guidelines may allow a borrower to obtain a new mortgage within one year of a short sale, those guidelines provide for several restrictions and FHA loans require significant and very costly mortgage insurance premiums.

Fannie Mae continues to be one of the largest mortgage holders and has up until now provided borrowers with mortgage eligibility two years after a short sale. Aside from FHA and VA loans, Fannie Mae has maintained the shortest wait periods after a derogatory credit event such as short sale or foreclosure. As of August 16, 2014 that will change. For all loan applications taken on or after August 16, 2014, Fannie Mae will impose a four year waiting period after a short sale and seven year waiting period after a foreclosure sale. Equally as important, for loan applications taken before August 16, 2014, the lender must document that the short sale or deed in lieu was completed two or more years from the disbursement date of the new loan. Similarly, where your credit report shows a “charge off”, meaning a lender, such as a second mortgage holder after a short sale, has reported the account charged off for accounting purposes, borrower’s may be subject to a four year waiting period. The new rules were issued on June 17, 2014, and as noted go into effect August 16, 2014. For the specifics please see: https://www.fanniemae.com/content/release_notes/du-do-release-notes-08162014.pdf

It is difficult to imagine that these new restrictions will aid the housing recovery or the reconstitution of the American Dream.

INCLINE LAW GROUP WELCOMES JEREMY L. KRENEK

  • June 26, 2014

Licensed to Practice in California and Nevada

Jeremy L. KrenekIncline Law Group, LLP, is pleased to announce that Jeremy L. Krenek is now licensed to practice in both California and Nevada. Jeremy first worked at Incline Law Group (ILG) as an intern during the summer of 2011, and began working full time as a clerk for ILG in August of 2013. A Texas native, Jeremy graduated with honors from Texas State University. After initially working in sales, Jeremy and his wife Kelli moved to Incline Village and spent two winters working at the Diamond Peak ski area as snowboard and ski instructors. Determined to become full-time residents, they both returned to school; Kelli attended nursing school while Jeremy entered Santa Clara University School of Law. During his final year of law school, Jeremy competed in multiple Honors Moot Court competitions with stellar results. Jeremy and Kelli now call Incline Village home.

Jeremy’s practice will focus on general business and real estate law, family law, litigation and sports law.

Jeremy remains a dedicated snowboarder, and can be found most weekend winter mornings tearing up the slopes. In the summer, you’ll find him golfing, wakeboarding on Lake Tahoe and four-wheeling in his Jeep. Incline Law Group is very pleased to have Jeremy on board to help support the needs of our clients in northern Nevada and northern California. Says Andy Wolf, ILG managing partner, “Jeremy is committed to ILG’s continued growth and success, and we expect the firm’s ability to serve our community will benefit greatly as a result.”

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