In those states where community property is in effect, a lender is required to request a credit report from the non-borrowing spouse when doing an FHA or VA loan. Investor guidelines on these particular loans require them to consider a number of factors that could impact approval.
Update Our guidelines have changed regarding a non-purchasing spouse’s credit history in a community property state. Currently, Veterans United doesn’t consider a non-purchasing spouse’s credit score or derogatory credit, including things like collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, short sales and loan modifications.
See B5-6-02, HomeReady Mortgage Loan and Borrower Eligibility, for requirements for HomeReady mortgage loans with LTV, CLTV, or HCLTV ratios of 95.01 – 97%. Non-Arm’s Length Transactions Non-arm’s length transactions are purchase transactions in which there is a relationship or business affiliation between the seller and the buyer of the.