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FHA loan after Foreclosure with 80/20 HELOC

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I had a foreclosure 3.5 years ago. After the foreclosure my "20 HELOC" was not paid because the house was "under water". I want to apply for an FHA loan and my current credit averages around 650 and everything has been paid including the HELOC.



My question is the the FHA time wait of 3 years start on the date of the foreclosure or when we paid off the HELOC. I keep getting different answers even from underwriters. One said if the HELOC was not paid though the foreclosure then it becomes unsecured debt just like a credit card and FHA goes only by the date of the foreclosure. Had another one tell me, no its from the date when the HELOC was paid off.



Has anyone been though this similar situation? Just trying to get the right answer before we start the process.



Thanks in advance


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Should be the date the property was transferred out of your name. UNLESS any of that was an FHA loan, then it's the date the claim was paid. But, it doesn't sound like that was the case.

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