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trailing co borrower

Posted on: 11th Sep, 2008 01:52 pm
can you please explain what a trailing co-borrower is?
Posted on: 12th Sep, 2008 12:10 am
Hi wallysims!

A co-borrower, who, along with the primary borrower occupies the property is a trailing borrower. Their income is also taken into account by the lenders when they are giving the loan.

Thanks,

Jerry
Posted on: 25th Sep, 2008 01:48 am
The trailing spouse is treated as if he/she has an income when the move is a result of a job transfer......

Example......Husband is in the army gets transfered from CA to TX.......spouse is a nurse......it is presumed that the wife who is working will gain employment in the new area in the same line of work. Thus they are given "credit" for her income even though she doesn't actually have a job yet.
Posted on: 29th Sep, 2008 04:56 am
thanks again cedric for clarity - an uncommon commodity all too often.
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2008 07:36 am
It is not unusual for a household that consists of two wage earners to relocate to another area because one of the wage earners is transferred by his or her employer or finds another job in a new location. Sometimes these borrowers will find a home in the new location that they want to purchase before the other wage earner finds a new job. When the primary wage earner is relocated by his or her employer with a documented corporate relocation offer, some (or all) of the “anticipated” income from the job that the trailing secondary wage earner expects to obtain in the new location may be considered as acceptable stable income for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Neither FHA or VA allows for anticipated or projected income to be used as qualifying income.

A good example is a loan I just did for a couple in the military. The borrower was relocated and historically, the wife was employed as a teacher. It was during the summer months and so as a teacher she didn't work the summer, but since she had gotten a job everywhere her husband was relocated to as a teacher, we were able to use her 2 year average income.
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2008 10:09 am
now that's what i'm talking about!
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2008 10:14 am
This is a nice forum.
I have a blog where so many people are distrustful of lenders these days.
It's nice to be able to help.
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2008 10:17 am
i agree wholeheartedly. there is still distrust, but as you can see from most of the posts on here, there's a lot of sincerity and a desire to be helpful from the lenders represented.
Posted on: 01st Oct, 2008 10:43 am
Has the requirements for Trailing Spouses changed in 2009? That is, my fiancee and I are hoping to relocate this year. He is self employed and I don't have a job lined up in the prospective city. He's been self employed for 3 yrs and we're pretty confident that we can qualify for a mortgage (great credit, income, savings, etc). I plan to get a job as soon as we move. I read different sites that said as a Trailing Spouse, only a percentage of my current job can be qualified. Is that true? Or must I have a job lined up to actually qualify. I worry about the 2 yr job history qualification. We're looking at Conventional or FHA loans (we're 1st time homebuyers). Please advise.
Posted on: 10th May, 2009 06:44 pm
Has the requirements for Trailing Spouses changed in 2009? That is, my fiancee and I are hoping to relocate this year. He is self employed and I don't have a job lined up in the prospective city. He's been self employed for 3 yrs and we're pretty confident that we can qualify for a mortgage (great credit, income, savings, etc). I plan to get a job as soon as we move. I read different sites that said as a Trailing Spouse, only a percentage of my current job can be qualified. Is that true? Or must I have a job lined up to actually qualify. I worry about the 2 yr job history qualification. We're looking at Conventional or FHA loans (we're 1st time homebuyers). Please advise.
Posted on: 10th May, 2009 06:46 pm
melly, i hope you get some favorable answers on here. i haven't had a trailing spouse situation come up in quite some time, so i haven to tell you i won't be much help to you.

as for your fiance, i trust that his self employment is transportable. by that i mean, he can do the same amount and type of business as he is currently while moving to a new location.
Posted on: 11th May, 2009 08:43 am
With ever tightening guidelines be careful. Fannie Mae just recently (June 2009) stopped allowing trailing spouse income.
Posted on: 01st Jul, 2009 10:27 pm
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