Thursday, January 2, 2014

'Boomerang' Buyers Expected to Boost Recovery in the New Year

The Federal Housing Administration recently implemented the “Back to Work” program. This program allows the purchase of a new property as soon as twelve months following a foreclosure or short sale provided that the borrower can prove that their prior default was the result of a financial hardship. “Financial hardship” is strictly defined as an employer-driven loss of at least 20 percent in income for six months or more. Although the program is definitely a step in the right direction, it leaves those who were self-employed out in the cold.

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