If your situation doesn’t fit the standard expected by lenders, you could find it more difficult to qualify for the home loan you want. But there could be other options that will make financing your home purchase easier.
Before you consider buying a condo, it is important to find out if the condo has been approved by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, if you are going to use a conventional loan. If you are using a government-insured loan from the FHA, VA, or USDA, the condo project has to be approved by their requirements.
The option of using a non-occupying co-borrower on FHA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage loan opens up homeownership to more borrowers. These are often first-time home buyers who wouldn't otherwise be able to qualify so soon.