The FHA loan handbook, HUD 4000.1, states that the FHA minimum requirements for getting a new loan following a foreclosure include a waiting period. This period, often called a "seasoning period" or "seasoning requirement" is normally three years.
If you have gone through a foreclosure, you might qualify for a new FHA mortgage loan after waiting three years. After a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the waiting period is generally two years. If you file for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you might be able to get a new FHA mortgage before you complete the plan. Read on to learn more.