Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)

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Michael Jacobs
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I don't participate in many VA loans and none that ended in foreclosure so I would ask a loan expert who likely has even more questions. 

Sep 03, 2018 07:34 PM
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John Meussner
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Thanks for the shout outs Fred Griffin and Carol Williams !

 

The client is going to want to make sure they've had the lender pull a CAIVRS report and also get an up to date certificate of eligibility which should spell out how much eligibility they have.  CAIVRS will provide all the needed info to determine loan eligibility.

Sep 04, 2018 10:38 AM
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 They may need an updated Certificate of Elibility that states their current entitlement.

 Two year "seasoning" period needs to have passed.

  Shout out to Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  and Rob Spinosa and John Meussner for more detailed explanation.

Sep 03, 2018 07:53 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I know there used to be a 2-year seasoning period and there was a reduced entitlement amount for subsequent VA loans if they didn't pay back the balance. 

I would definitely check with a VA lender to confirm though.

Sep 03, 2018 07:40 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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That's a question for a VA lender, not me.

Sep 03, 2018 08:34 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
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How much did he/she use? Is it 24 months past the event? Facts answer the question. The VA is forgiving but you need a direct person who understands,

willing to give their lender advice for free- important how to write/ file the requests

 

Sep 03, 2018 07:45 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Shout out to Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi , Joe Petrowsky and our other loan experts here in the Rain. 

Sep 04, 2018 05:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
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You've got great answers that I didn't know.

Sep 04, 2018 04:34 AM
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Carol Williams
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Here's a shout out to our lender members.
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi 
Rob Spinosa
John Meussner 

Sep 04, 2018 07:15 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Fred Griffin has provided you a good answer

Sep 04, 2018 06:40 AM
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Kevin J. May
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The entitlement will likely be readjusted if it's not paid but th VA will be your best source, not here.

Sep 04, 2018 05:17 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I will call the lender to remind them of your concern and a written reply before I go too far.

Sep 04, 2018 05:03 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Not 100% sure.

Sep 04, 2018 04:50 AM
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Nina Hollander
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Although I do a number of VA loan purchases each year, this is a question I can't answer as I've never come across the issue. 

Sep 04, 2018 04:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No.

Sep 04, 2018 03:44 AM
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Bob Crane
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I have no plans to be an expert in any govt loan programs.

Sep 03, 2018 11:09 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Dave,

You have good answers here.

Sep 03, 2018 08:45 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Dave Halpern - learned from the answers from Fred Griffin and Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi

Sep 04, 2018 09:05 PM
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Valeria Mola
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Yes, I heard that too. 

Sep 04, 2018 08:10 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
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Great question, Dave Halpern, as more and more Veterans are aware of and using their VA benefits to finance a home purchase these days ... so this is very timely and important for all to know ...

As to the deficiency and whether or not a Veteran is required to repay their deficiency:  It's too difficult to broadly answer definitively with the info available here ... or easily within this format. 

But it's my experience that:  It's the Certificate of Eligibility (required to move forward) that helps a Lender understand the Veteran's "abilities".  To move forward with financing, in general ... and also to what level or amount of loan they can be approved.

There is no direct repayment of funds in these cases.  Each case is considered on its own specific merit.   A Lender learns the effect of the Veteran/Borrower's deficiency as the new case number is entered ... and as they start a file for that Veteran/Borrower.  We react from that point ...

My suggestion is to talk to your local trusted Lender experienced in VA financing and get your client Pre-Approved. 

Hope the limited info provided here helped you some.  Good Luck ...

Gene  

   

 

Sep 04, 2018 03:56 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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What a good question...lets find out Dave

Sep 04, 2018 06:38 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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It has been 5 years since i had to deal with it, but i do tell my buyer clients to disclose everything so they can get these answers before making any offers on anything. 

Sep 04, 2018 06:16 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Great question for a loan officer. 

Sep 04, 2018 06:13 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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I believe that is accurate but I haven't had to work with a VA home buyer that had a previous foreclosure on a VA loan for some time... however it might make more sense for them to look at other options given the much higher VA funding fee for 2nd and later uses of the VA entitlement for home buyers. At least that is what I see in the Northern Virginia market

Sep 09, 2018 06:13 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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I have never done any transaction with VA loan. 

 

Sep 04, 2018 08:38 PM
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Libby Cousins
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Thankfully, I have enver run into this so I am not sure. 

Sep 04, 2018 02:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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beyond my paygrade.....

Sep 04, 2018 09:19 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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All I know about VA and FHA is that the knowledge a lender needs to much deeper than other types of loans.  Make certain you get the answer you need from someone who truly knows ... not just think they know.  Make sense?

Sep 04, 2018 08:34 AM
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Will Hamm
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Good question.

Sep 04, 2018 07:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't know.

Sep 04, 2018 06:37 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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Good luck.

Sep 04, 2018 05:44 AM
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William Feela
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No idea!

Sep 04, 2018 02:23 PM
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Joe Pryor
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Not my question to answer and not the forum to get an answer.

Sep 04, 2018 07:11 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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Ask Jason E. Gordon ; I believe the borrower can call the VA RLC (regional loan center) and get that info too. I believe they are eligible after a 2 years cooling off period for BK and Foreclosure.

Sep 04, 2018 06:55 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Living in a base community I should know the answer to this but I have to say I do not Dave Halpern .

Sep 04, 2018 06:52 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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A lender who specializes in VA loans will have that answer.

Sep 04, 2018 12:07 PM
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Joan Cox
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I would have to check with my VA lenders.

Sep 07, 2018 07:38 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Thanks everyone for great answers!

Sep 04, 2018 10:35 PM