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$1000 Collection/Judgment Rule for FHA Delayed Until July 1, 2012 April 10, 2012

As of Monday April 9th (yesterday) the new FHA rules for judgments and collections were to go into effect:  The new rule limits total collections/judgments not needing to be paid off to $1000 per borrower; this includes medical collections.   This limitation is a big change FHA did allow most medical collections to be ignored.  Read the entire mortgagee letter at: HUD Letter

FHA has announced that this new $1000 rule will be delayed until July 1, 2012 .vs. April 9, 2012.  This gives some borrowers with these medical collections some time to get their affairs in order.  

After July 1, 2012 a borrower may have more than the $1000 in collections/judgments; however they must be in an approved payment plan and have proof of making payments for 90-days before purchasing their new home.  Additionally these new payments will count as a new debt int he debt/income ratio.  

All in all this continues to point to tighter credit.  It is to your buyer's advantage to buy now rather than wait. 

Please make sure to have your client's prepared.  

Have a fantastic week and we will see you next week!

The Valeo-Croy Team @ New American Mortgage - Call today

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Deanna Valeo - NMLS #91421 NC, SC, VA (704) 488-1421

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