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How long after you file chapter 7 will you be able to apply for a mortgage?


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2006-07-14 00:06:47
2006-07-14 00:06:47

In most cases, for a non-conforming loan ---- one year. For a government loan i.e. FHA or VA - 2 years. Conventional loan - 4 years

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You can file chapter 7 bankruptcy and reaffirm your mortgage. Your mortgage company is not required to reaffirm your mortgage however, it is their final decision.

can i get a mortgage if i filed bankrupsy a year ago

only in chapter 13, you cannot use chapter 7 to catch up on past payments.

Your mortgage should have been included in your chapter 7 discharge. If it was- then you are no longer liable for the mortgage, but the lender can still foreclose on the property. If the mortgage was not included- then why wasnt it included.

It depends on whether the second mortgage attaches to any equity in the property. If the house is worth as much or more than the first mortgage balance, you may well be able to.

Yes you can file chapter 13 anytime that you want. Nothing stands in the way except for a prior filing in the last 7 years.

No. If the mortgage is in arrears and you are in foreclosure or cannot file a Chapter 13 plan, you will "surrender" the house to the creditor voluntarily. If you are current on your mortgage(s), nothing will happen to it.

Yes, if your equity in the house is greater than the exemption you can use and you cannot pay the trustee the difference, or if there is no mortgage on the house and its value is more than the exemptions. If you are current with your mortgage when you file and get behind on your mortgage during the chapter 7, the mortgagee can foreclose. Consult a local bankruptcy lawyer.

Yes, but its never wise to reaffirm a mortgage. Even if you dont reaffirm, as long as you keep making the mortgage payments, the bank wont foreclose.

By filing a chapter 13 BK, although its possible to go through a chapter 7 while keeping the mortgage current.

You had to sign and file a "statement of Intention" indicating if you were surrendering the house or reaffirming the debt. If the mortgage company did not send you a reaffirmation agreement, or your lawyer did not prepare one, you should still be able to keep the house, assuming you have continued to make the mortgage payments. If you did not, and are seriously in arrears, you will have to see if a chapter 13 is possible. See a knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer.

You don't file BK on a specific debt. All your assets and all your debts must be included.

my chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged Jan 2002 when can i apply again

If it is determined that you do not have an equity position in your home that exceeds the state statutory exemptions, you will be able to keep your home in a Chapter 7, as long as you continue to be current on your monthly mortgage payments

Yes, if you file a Chapter 13, usually you can retain all your property, although you will have to reaffirm your agreements that relate to a mortgage(s) and auto loan(s). No, if you file a Chapter 8, some assets personal and real will have to be forfeited.

In some bankruptcy jurisdictions, if you made all the mortgage payments when due after the filing (FILING, not discharge or close date), you may have re-instated the debt and can apply to refinance it. If you have not made any payments during the 6 months the chapter 7 was open, and did not make any payments for some time before filing, you may find it difficult to refinance. If the mortgage holder has not started foreclosure proceedings, it might be possible. If you can afford it, you can file a chapter 13 with a payment plan to get caught up on the mortgage arrears. You have to pay the trustee fee in your jurisdiction in addition to the mortgage arrears, in a plan that can be as long as 5 years.

You don't file bankruptcy "on" anything. You file bankruptcy to get the protections bankruptcy offers. If there is no equity in the rental house and you surrender it to the creditor, you will be able to keep your (presumably different) home if it is up to date on mortgage payments, or if you file a Chapter 13 with a Plan that includes becoming current.

No. The mortgage gets paid off according to the terms of the mortgage agreement, (20 years, 25 years, 30 years, etc.)

No, interest will continue. A court cannot alter a mortgage on the debtor's primary residence.

If the 2005 BK was a chapter 7, then no, you would only be able to file another chpt. 7 bk in 2013.

No, both parties on a joint mortgage do not need to file bankruptcy. They can file a joint bankruptcy or a single bankruptcy.

In Ohio you are only able to file bankruptcy every seven years.

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