Documents Needed for NACA Purchase Program

Here are the documents needed to begin the process of getting a mortgage through the NACA Purchase Program.  Make sure you provide the following: 

  • Pay Stubs (most recent 30 days)
  • Bank Statement for all accounts (last 90 days, all pages) even if blank
  • Self Employed persons…most recent 12 month all pages including blank. Itemized Business Deposits (BD) Itemized Business Expense (BE)
  • Self Employment worksheet (received at event or workshop)
  • your work history, residence history and bank account(s) information
  • W-2 (2012 & 2013) • Federal Income Tax Return last 2 years. (2012 & 2013)
  • Copy of the most recent 401k, PERA, Retirement statement (all pages)
  • Completely filled out Budget forms (received at event or workshop) 
  • Signed Membership Agreement (received at event or workshop)
  • Signed Authorization (received at event or workshop)
  • Signed Participation Pledge (received at event or workshop)
  • Landlord Contacts Form from Purchase Work Shop Book (received at event or workshop) 
  • Employer Contacts Form from Purchase Work Shop Book (received at event or workshop)
  • Check for membership and Credit Report ($20 yearly membership & fee for credit report for each household member over age 21) or you can go online to your NACA web file and pay the membership and credit report fees.

Make sure you bring ALL the documents mentioned above even if you faxed them prior to the event or workshop, as sometimes they do not fax properly.

We wish you the best on your journey to home ownership!

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  1. FTHB
    Posted May 30, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink


    Can you tell me, does the down payment money that NAC provide get rolled into the member’s loan? For some reason my MC is giving me an estimate for my mortgage using the purchase price and isn’t subtracting the 3.5% down payment. Is that right? Because a lender is giving me a lower mortgage quote than NACA based on this discrepancy.

    • Posted May 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

      Hello FTHB,

      I’m afraid the way your question is phrased I don’t quite understand what you are asking. Please send me your name, NACA ID number and Forum screen name at the email address below so I may review your file.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

      • Posted June 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

        Hello FTHB,

        Thank you for the clarification. The 3.5% will not be used as a down payment, but rather to buy down the interest rate, which is a much more effective use of the money. As such, the loan amount will be based on the full purchase price. Buying down the interest rate will allow you to either have a lower monthly payment or a higher maximum purchase price.

        Tim Trumble
        Online Operations, NACA

        • FTHB
          Posted June 2, 2014 at 2:05 am | Permalink

          Thanks for the response. If I am understanding you correctly, NACA provides the 3.5% down payment that is usually required for FHA loans, but instead of applying it to the home purchase price, it is always automatically used to buy down the interest rate? If this is the case, Is that buy down factored into the current NACA interest rate or is it in addition to the NACA rate?

          This isn’t how I understood the NACA program, so I’m going to ask the question a different way, to ensure there isn’t any confusion: When NACA says the member has no down payment, does this mean that NACA is providing the usual 3.5% down payment for the Member? Or has NACA set up an agreement where there is simply no down payment that needs to be provided?

          I apologize if my question is confusing.

          • Posted June 2, 2014 at 11:28 am | Permalink

            Hello FTHB,

            NACA is indeed a no down payment program. This is not an FHA program and in fact surpasses FHA in affordability because it also does not include the expensive PMI payments in which you pay an insurance premium each month for the life of the loan that protects the investor on the mortgage and not you.

            I’m not sure where you got the notion that a 3.5% down payment was required. It appears that your inaccurate presumption was the source of the confusion. Any down payment funds you may have, including those from grant programs, can be used to buy down the interest rate on the loan. As I noted previously, this saves you far more money over the life of the loan compared to a simple down payment.

            Hopefully this clarifies things for you. I strongly suggest you sign up for a Purchase workshop in your area at your first opportunity. It will provide you with a great deal more detail on how the program works.

            I wish you the best on your journey to home ownership!

            Tim Trumble
            Online Operations, NACA

          • FTHB
            Posted June 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink


            Thanks very much for the clarification. This makes sense now. I have attended a purchase workshop and now I’m patiently waiting (it’s been over 72 hours) for underwriting to let me know that I’m qualified. For some reason, I assumed that the no down payment meant that NACA/Lender was covering the down payment. I’m aware of NACA and generally understand the savings it can bring, but the process and the turnaround is excruciatingly slow. Has NACA considered hiring more MCs and underwriters to manage the load?

          • FTHB
            Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

            It seems like my posts are mysteriously being deleted… Tim, I’m just checking to find out whether you received the e-mail message I sent with my NACA ID and question?

          • Posted June 4, 2014 at 9:05 am | Permalink

            Please refer to the email you have been sent.

            Tim Trumble
            Online Operations, NACA

          • Laura
            Posted November 29, 2018 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

            I don’t have any sort of payment history and I only have a good credit score from a loan I paid off. Will I still qualify for NACA?

          • Posted December 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

            Hello Laura,

            Are you saying you basically live off the grid? You have no utility bills, cell phone or internet service, car insurance payments, nothing at all which is paid on a monthly basis? Any of these can be used to establish payment history and are considered “alternative credit” in the NACA program. You only need show three regular monthly obligations other than rent that have been paid on time for the past twelve months.

            Tim Trumble
            Online Operations, NACA

  2. FTHB
    Posted June 2, 2014 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the response. If I am understanding you correctly, NACA provides the 3.5% down payment that is usually required for FHA loans, but instead of applying it to the home purchase price, it is always automatically used to buy down the interest rate? If this is the case, Is that buy down factored into the current NACA interest rate or is it in addition to the NACA rate?

    This isn’t how I understood the NACA program, so I’m going to ask the question a different way, to ensure there isn’t any confusion: When NACA says the member has no down payment, does this mean that NACA is providing the usual 3.5% down payment for the Member? Or has NACA set up an agreement where there is simply no down payment that needs to be provided?

    I apologize if my question is confusing.

  3. Winsome Azan
    Posted May 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    I filed bankruptcy 3 years ago will this automatically disqualify me from the program.

    • Posted May 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

      Hello Winsome Azan,

      We can work with you as soon as two years after the discharge of the bankruptcy.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  4. Lsav
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    My credit score is really low. I’m trying to raise it. Would like to buy a house and stop paying high rent. I no I could get a lower house payment than I pay n rent and it would b mine. Just not sure if you can help me with my credit score.

    • Posted February 24, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Hello Lsav,

      The NACA program does not use your credit score, so your concerns about it affecting your ability to buy a home are unfounded. Please go to our website at and register for a workshop in your area to learn about the process and get started.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  5. Ann SEWELL
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I’m concerned I may not make enough money to qualify. How can I find out?

    • Posted January 30, 2018 at 9:24 am | Permalink

      Hello Ann SEWELL,

      There is no minimum income requirement to work with the NACA program. The only effect your income level will have will be on the size of the mortgage for which you will qualify.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  6. Mary R Horsely
    Posted February 9, 2018 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    I get disability I was wondering if I could get a home

    • Posted February 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      Hello Mary R Horsely,

      By federal law, the TYPE of income you receive is not a factor in obtaining a mortgage or any other form of credit as long as it is a legal form of income. Disability income is perfectly okay to buy a home.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  7. Juliet A Malcolm
    Posted February 11, 2018 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I signed up for my first workshop. Are there any documents that I need to bring to this wirkshop? Thank you

    • Posted February 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

      Hello Juliet A Malcolm,

      Just bring you, your ID and something to write with. You will submit your documents on line before your first counseling appointment.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  8. Phyllis
    Posted April 3, 2018 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Hello Tim, I been working with Naca from 9/17 until now 4/18 my problem is that the agent that I’m working with keeps asking us for the same papers over & over WHY? And when he asks my husband for somethings he bring the documents in & he turn around & ask for them again I don’t understand why is he doing this, I think he does not keep a record or files anything or maybe he has more than he can handle so, now since Naca does not check your credit score he asking me to get my payments down even though I’m paying them on time NO late payments & my score is 700, he told us a number & said we can start looking for a house because he is putting our paper though to get accepted so we can go to the home buyers class. So the next day he emailed me this long sorry excuse about my credit . I was so mad because now we are paying month to month rent hoping & wishing that we are on our way. Please help what wrong now.

    • Posted April 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

      Hello Phyllis,

      In reviewing your file, there appears to be occasions of incomplete document submissions. Please continue to work with your counselor to make sure all documents sent to your file are complete, both the the number of pages submitted and forms that have been correctly filled out so we can keep your file moving forward.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  9. nelly mbongo
    Posted June 16, 2018 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    hello NACA Team,

    I have a question. I`m trying to apply for NACA program and I don`t if I can come to the workshop in my area before my appointment date. so basically, I`m suppose to go to the next workshop in November but there is one in July and is full, I couldn’t register. I will like to know if I can attend that workshop in july without any issue?

    • Posted June 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      Hello nelly mbongo,

      I’m afraid your message is rather confusing. It is impossible to have an appointment with a counselor before you attend the initial Home Buyer’s Workshop because your file is established from the information you provide at that workshop. Please feel free to email me directly with the details of your situation so I can help you.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations,NACA

  10. Rosario Martinez
    Posted July 6, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    my question are: When approval happens, do they say how much money we are approved for? and the interest rate? (Do the underwriters say- yes, you have been approved for X amount of money at X amount of interest rate?). Will it negatively impact what the underwriters see if I go into a bank and see what morgage product they can offer me?

    • Posted July 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      Hello Rosario Martinez,

      In the NACA program, you are approved for a maximum affordable monthly payment amount. That, based upon the current interest rate and your projected taxes and insurance, determines you maximum purchase amount. Your interest rate is locked in when you submit the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the house you are going to buy.

      Going to a bank to “see what morgage product they can offer me” cannot help you in any way. No bank anywhere can match the terms of the NACA program, period, and the difference will be in the tens of thousands of dollars. Plus an application elsewhere will result in another pull of your credit file, which will then have to be explained in your NACA file.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  11. Rhonda McCoy
    Posted July 22, 2018 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    I attended a training class already and have an appointment with NACA in October. I was wondering how can I get some help filling out the booklet that I received in the training class. I am having problems understanding page 17-18. I want to make sure that everything is correct so that it won’t set me back in any kind of way. Thanks

    • Posted August 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Hello Rhonda McCoy,

      Best bet is to contact NACA Member Services at 425-602-6222. If that doesn’t work, email me directly and I will find you some help.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  12. Tonia B.
    Posted August 5, 2018 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi I’m currently working with NACA and I qualified for a loan that was much lower than I anticipated, so I am adding my significant other to the mortgage. I have all of his documents but I’m waiting on a copy of his tax return from 2017, because I lost it on turbo tax. They said it will take 75 days, will this prolong our process?

    • Posted August 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

      Hello Tonia B.

      Not having his tax return will delay your re-qualification. Did you not print out a hard copy of the return for your own files? It is a requirement, so anything you can do to expedite getting the return will be to your favor.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  13. Vanessa W
    Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    My household is comprised of my Husband, 7 yo daughter, my Father-in-Law and myself. Would I need to add my Father-in-Laws income in the process as well or can I just fill it out with the income for my husband and myself? If we do add my Father-in-Laws income, will he be attached to the loan with us? He will likely be moving with us if this process works out as we hope it does.

    Thank You!

    • Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      Hello Vanessa W,

      The income and obligations of all people 18 and older who will be living in the home must be included when creating your budget and affordability. This does not obligate them to the mortgage, but does recognize the fact that each person’s income and expenses affects the entire household.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  14. laura jeanette lokwood
    Posted November 6, 2018 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Hi there Mr Trumble

    My name is Laura and I’m very interested in the NACA PROGRAM in the
    Houston area. I registered on line and was given a seminar #28651 but no date
    or location to attend the seminar. do I need to call instead for the date.

    • Posted November 6, 2018 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

      Hello Laura,

      What you describe seems strange since when you register for a workshop you must in fact pick the specific workshop you wish to attend. However, I did locate the workshop for which you are registered. I will send you the information by email.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  15. Sharae Chillis
    Posted November 26, 2018 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I am interested in being in the NACA program but I don’t currently have a NACA office in my area. My question is would I only be able to purchase a home in the city where the closest NACA office is located to me?

  16. Jalil
    Posted December 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Hey i wanted to know where can Iget help with my booklet. I have an appointment February and want to make sure everything is correct.

    • Posted December 11, 2018 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      Hello Jalil,

      For specific questions, you can call NACA Member Services at 425-602-6222. If you need more general help with the booklet, call yoru local office and ask if they can refer you to another member who would be willing to mentor you through the process.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

      • Jalil
        Posted December 12, 2018 at 12:30 am | Permalink

        Thank you will do

  17. Jalil
    Posted December 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if we have all the documents but no money set aside, will that hinder the naca process or if we have a lump some of money and havent been putting money aside due to the lump sum would that matter

  18. aylissa
    Posted December 23, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I am going to attend a workshop can I bring my child

    • Posted December 26, 2018 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      Hello alyssa,

      You may bring your child. However, please be aware that there is no child care provided at the workshop and you will need to bring items to keep your child occupied during the four-hour workshop. If your child should become distruptive, we do reserve the right to ask you to leave for the sake of the other attendees.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  19. jjoints
    Posted December 24, 2018 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Tim,
    I live in Georgia and I have just attended a naca workshop. I am trying to find a downpayment assistance program in Georgia or an organization that offer grants that I can use the funds to help buy down the interest rate. Does naca have a list of organizations that offer grants that work with the naca program or downpayment assistance programs that work with the naca program? If so, where would I find this information?

    • Posted December 27, 2018 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

      Hello jjoints,

      There are actually hundreds of downpayment assistance programs across the country, which unfortunately makes it impossible to create a single comprehensive listing. However, your local NACA office should be able to give you some help, and a quick internet search should also be helpful. Don’t forget to also check with any professional, fraternal or community organizations to which you may belong to see if they have a program for their participants/members.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  20. Torrance Holmes
    Posted January 2, 2019 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    What is the document that a NACA member must get from the IRS. Not the tax return but the other document sheet.

    • Posted January 2, 2019 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

      Hello Torrance Holmes,

      You are probably referring to the tax return transcript. Simply go to the IRS website at and click on “Get Your Tax Record” to order the transcripts needed.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  21. Jasmine Echols
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I am scheduled for
    A purchase workshop but I don’t have o time payments for the past 12 months is that a factor that would disqualify me?

    • Posted January 28, 2019 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      Hello Jasmine Echols,

      It depends upon the specifics of the situation. In any event though, you won’t be disqualified, just delayed. Typically, if there is one late within the past twelve months, it can be overlooked with a letter or Explanation. If there are multiple lates, it is far more likely to cause a delay unless you can prove that it was something totally beyond your control. You will need to attend your first counseling appointment so your counselor can review your situation and advise you on how to best proceed.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  22. jwilly88
    Posted January 28, 2019 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Even though I will have bank statements, will it be smart for me to keep a spending journal and have it with me during my next appointment. I have my action plan already in hand!

    • Posted January 28, 2019 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      Hello jwilly88,

      A spending journal is a good idea anytime. Not only will it help ensure the accuracy of your budget (which is a major factor in your affordability) but it will help you understand where your money is going even better and give you better control over your finances.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  23. Kelli
    Posted February 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm | Permalink


    From what I gathered in the previous comments it looks like to be qualified for approval I need to have at least 3 monthly financial obligations paid on time for at least 12 months. What about credit cards that are written off? Do those NEED to be settled or paid in full in order to get approved for a mortgage (after I attend a workshop and see a counselor). Basically, it would be more beneficial to me to save my money than put it towards written off debt ALL at one time and instead make monthly payments to pay it off.

    • Posted February 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

      Hello Kelli,

      Judgements and charge-offs that have been active within the past two years must either be paid in full or in an agreed-upon payment plan with payments made successfully under the terms of the plan for at least the past tweleve months.

      Those that have not been active within the past two years will still require a Letter of Explanation, to describe what they are and why they have not been paid, but will otherwise not affect your qualification.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

    • Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

      Hello Kelli,

      Charge-offs and collections that have been active within the past two years must either be paid off or in an agreed upon payment planwith 12 months of on time payments. Any that are more than two years old will require a Letter of Explanation, but will not have to be paid.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  24. Simone
    Posted March 20, 2019 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Hello Tim!

    I registered for a workshop in April but may not actually start the full process until beginning of next year depending on my lease. Can I still attend this workshop and then once I’m ready proceed to the next step (counseling session I believe) or would I have to re-attend another workshop once that time comes. Thanks!

    • Posted March 27, 2019 at 9:37 am | Permalink

      Hello Simote,

      You will not need to attend another workshop. When you are ready, please make sure all your paperwork is submitted, and contact yoru local NACA office to schedule your counseling appointment

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  25. Albert
    Posted March 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    My girlfriend signed up for the meeting to own a home. She will be on the title of the mortgage. To get approved for a higher loan can l be added with her? Myself and my father have a house and l am primary on the table of the house. The checks that are made out to the bank each month Have my dads name. l give him 00 monthly without me giving him a check that states that l pay rent / mortgage. Can l still combine my income with my girlfriend to get approved for a higher loan.

    • Posted March 27, 2019 at 9:14 am | Permalink

      Hello Albert,

      Unfortunately, you cannot be on the mortgage or add your income. NACA program rules state that no member of the household may have an ownership interest in another property. In fact, if you are going to be living in the house with your girlfriend, it in fact disqualifies her from the NACA program.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

      • Albert
        Posted March 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

        Thank you for your response. I have another question. I have a loan with BofA. Can l get in the NACA program to lower my interest rate? Thank you!!

        • Posted April 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

          Hello Albert,

          Unfortunately, NACA does not do loan refinancing. The only way NACA could be of help would be if you were experiencing a hardship that threatened your ability to make your mortgage payment. In that case we might be able to work with you on obtaining a mortgage modification from the bank. However, you will need to be able to demonstrate that something has changed that will make it impossible for you to make your mortgage payment.

          Tim Trumble
          Online Operations, NACA

  26. Merawit
    Posted March 27, 2019 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I completed the workshop and now have an appointment next week with a councelor. The only 3 bills I have are Rent, cell phone bill, credit card, is that enough as far as the 3 monthly payment requirements?? Thank you.

    • Posted March 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

      Hello Merawit,

      Unfortunately, rent is not acceptable as one of the three trade lines required for qualification since it is a totally separate item that is fundamental to your qualification in a completely different way. Rent is the primary means of showing that you can afford your current rent and have kept it current, which in turn demonstrates your specific ability to make a mortgage payment each and every month. Remember, virtually any other documented monthly obligation, such as utilities, car insurance and even gym memberships can be used as an alternative trade line for qualification.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

      • Merawit Tesfaw
        Posted March 31, 2019 at 2:43 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much for replying to my question. Very well, maybe I will use phone bill, car insurance bill and Microsoft office bill.

        One last question, all of these 3 monthly payments have been set to have outomatically withdrawn from my account therefore it will show on my bank statement. Do I need to provide additional documentations to my counselor ?

        Thanks you so much for you

        • Posted April 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

          Hello Merawit Tesfaw,

          It depends on how clearly they are shown on your bank statements. You would still be wise to get a payment summary from all three sources if at all possible. If not, create your own summary with an extra copy of the page from your bank statement showing the payment for each month. Remember, it’s always “better twenty pages too many than one too few” in the NACA process.

          Tim Trumble
          Online Operations, NACA

  27. TX
    Posted April 30, 2019 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Tenant has been occupying the property for three years and now wants to buy it. Can she qualify to purchase the home she’s been living in or is this prohibited?

    Similar question: If the property has a “lease purchase” agreement in place and the occupant wants to exercise their option to purchase the home, can they go through the NACA program?

    Lastly, provided all of the required paperwork is completed and submitted on time to the counselor, what is the most realistic turnaround time from paper submission, reviewed, loan approved to loan fully funded and keys delivered to the ‘former tenant’ now ‘new home owner?’

    • Posted May 2, 2019 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Hello TX,

      Tenants purchasing the home in which they currently live is in fact quite commonplace in the NACA program. You will simply have to settle on a final sale price. After that is is no different than any other transaction.

      Because the NACA program deals with the buyer’s individual financial picture instead of using score, the time frame is different for every person. Some take three months and others can take up to two years. If there is any such thing as an average, it is probably about six months.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  28. Posted May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    hi I have an appointment for the work shop hoping to own a home in the next year or question is I do not pay rent I love with family members however I do have car note insurance fpl credit card Bill’s etc..would I not be qualified if I dont have rental history I never rented an apartment ever..and what if down the line I do decide to rent a apartment while going through naca will that disqualify me to buy home.

    • Posted May 2, 2019 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      Hello Charlene Fenton,

      The answer to your question is in fact rather easy and involves the concept of Payment Shock. Payment shock is defined as the difference between what you are now paying in rent and your desired mortgage payment when the mortgage payment is more than your current rent. Therefore, someone paying $900 per month in rent and who wants to qualify for a $1,200 mortgage payment must save the $300 Payment Shock each and every month without fail to demonstrate their ability to make the desired mortgage payment.

      The same concept applies for those who pay zero rent. You will be required to save the full amount of your desired mortgage payment for at least six months in order to become qualified and continue to do so each month without fail until you close on your new home.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  29. Tnicole
    Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi..hopefully when I go see my counselor in a couple weeks I’ll be ready to be submitted for approval. How long does it usually take for Underwriters to give a yes or no answer.

    I’m trying to purchase the home im currently in but asked to have $3,000 Reserve Monies. Do you think all of that money will be used?

    • Posted May 6, 2019 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Hello Tnicole,

      Right now, the underwriters seem to be taking about a week to come back with en initial decision on a file.

      You should understand however that there are some factors beyond your immediate control that may prevent your file from being submitted immediately at the end of your appointment. Both the Verification of Employment (VOE) and Verification of Rental (VOR) must be completed and returned by your landlord and employer before the file can be submitted.

      As such, one thing you can do is make sure they both know that the form will be coming and that they should complete it and return it as soon as possible upon completion. Beyond that, make sure you follow every instruction provided by your counselor, and call NACA Member Services at 425-602-6222 whenever you need an update.

      Actually, $3,000 is a relatively small amount for your Minimum Required Funds (MRF). If all goes well, it won’t all be used, because it’s not supposed be be all used for the purchase of the home. Your MRF also includes and emergence reserve of one or two months of your proposed mortgage payment which you should keep in reserve to cover any unforeseen items that occur during and after the purchase of your home.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

  30. Sharon
    Posted May 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I have a 800 credit score and $10k in savings, i pay rent,car, credit cards and utilities and yes i am employed.i seeing soo many homes to buy asap and other lenders want my business but i chose naca.
    i have been to a work shop and i am now waiting for a counslor. can someone please get back to me so i can start this process asap?

    • Posted May 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

      Hello Sharon,

      How long has it been since you took the workshop? All the data from the registration forms must be manually entered into our system so it can take a week or longer, especially with the holiday this week, before you receive your ID number.

      If it has been more than a week and a half, call NACA Member Services at 425-602-6222 for help.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

      • Sharon
        Posted June 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

        Hi Tim, i am very frustrated with the process, i have submitted all paper work requested of me and sometime twice because my counselor couldn’t locate it in the system. the last time i spoke to her and submitted documents for the third time was 06/14 at that time i was told i was ready to go to underwriters after i submit a couple of letters which was done and sent 06/17 per her request to email to her email address since she’s not getting the documents when uploaded. she then told me it will be about a week or 2 before the underwriters get back to me. 7 business days later. i called for an update just to find out my counselor will not be back in the office until 07/12 and my file has not been sent to underwriters. in fact looks like the file is incomplete. now how can that be? the only way this file can be incomplete is if my info is still sitting in her email to be uploaded. in the mean time a few of the houses i have interest in are now below market and will be snatched up before i can make a bid. Tim is it anyway i can get another counselor to review my documents and send them to underwriters? do to my new position at work i can not take off another week day and when my current counselor return she will need updated doc’s because it will be a new month. please help.

  31. Damian W
    Posted June 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Hello , I have a couple of questions regarding DTI if I have a loan take out my 401k does that go against me . As well if I owe federal or state taxes but been on a payment plan No garnishment ever will I have to wait until they are both paid off in order to close on a house once all my paper is in . As well with bills me and my partner split bills so sometimes it so it’s bounces back and forth with rent lights etc for my monthly expenses is that a problem ?

    • Posted June 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

      Hello Damian W,

      They are still monthly payments that you are making and will therefore factor into yrou budget and affordability unless you can show that you have ten or fewer payments left.

      Your household budget and affordability are based on all members of the household, so it probably won’t be a significant issue if any at all.

      Tim Trumble
      Online Operations, NACA

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