Sunday, October 28, 2012
"The ability to get an FHA loan so quickly after a foreclosure could be welcome news to thousands of people who lost their homes during the housing bust. In the coming 12 months, about 22,000 Bay Area foreclosures will hit the three-year mark.
While mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make people wait seven years after a foreclosure, the FHA will approve loans after three years, providing the buyer has established good credit and the ability to pay the mortgage.
"There's definitely a movement of folks who have had a foreclosure to re-emerge and re-engage in the market," said Dustin Hobbs of the California Mortgage Bankers Association. He said brokers around the state have picked up on the trend.
"It helps the housing market," said Guy Schwartz of CMG Financial in San Ramon, which handled the Davis' mortgage."
Of course it helps the housing market, dah, like the average American had anything to do with the Great Recession.