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Published June 02, 2021

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What is considered re-established credit after a significant derogatory credit event?

Requirements for Re-establishing Credit

After a bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, preforeclosure sale, or charge-off of a mortgage account, the borrower’s credit will be considered re-established if all of the following are met:

  • The waiting period and the related additional requirements are met.
  • The loan receives a recommendation from DU that is acceptable for delivery to Fannie Mae or, if manually underwritten, meets the minimum credit score requirements based on the parameters of the loan and the established eligibility requirements.
  • The borrower has traditional credit as outlined in Section B3–5.3, Traditional Credit History. Nontraditional credit or “thin files” are not acceptable.

For additional information, see B3-5.3-07, Significant Derogatory Credit Events — Waiting Periods and Re-establishing Credit.

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