We get so many questions about short sale seasoning that we thought we’d revisit the issue.
FHA financing requires 3 years of seasoning.
Conventional financing always requires 4 years now (used to be 2 in some cases).
Jumbo lenders require 4 or 5 years, depending on the lender.
Our 2nd Mortgage/HELOC lender requires 5 years.
We can sometimes get exceptions for FHA seasoning (for less than 3 years) if borrowers can prove that “extenuating circumstances” made a short sale their only option. Extenuating circumstances include major medical issues or abandonment by an income-earning spouse. Exceptions are rare, however, and the circumstances have to be proven in no uncertain terms.
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