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If you've gone through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you need to wait at least 4 years after a court discharges or dismisses your bankruptcy to qualify for a conventional loan. Government-backed mortgage loans are a bit more lenient. You need to wait 3 years after your bankruptcy dismissal or discharge to get a USDA loan.

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โˆ™ 2015-07-16 19:28:08

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  • First, any bankruptcy must be "discharged" by the court. You also cannot be in any "Credit Counseling" or other programs that take over your finances. It is actually easier to buy a house than a used car. The "lender" is looking to meet several criteria. Debt to Income ratio, Stability and time on the job. Money in the Bank and bounced check history.Any Retirement or 401 K assets. In America money solves all problems. A big down payment means business.
  • I am a Mortgage Lender and with a 15% down-payment plus closing costs, you can almost always find mortgage financing 1 day after the bankruptcy is discharged and filed at the courthouse.
  • Many times if you have a home already and enough equity you can refinance right out of bankruptcy altogether, or refinance out of filing. You will need a broker who is willing to do a lot of work for you and a Bank is not the place to go for you until you have rebuilt your credit rating.
  • I have spoken to several mortgage lenders, and almost all of the lenders agree that two years is the amount of time after your bankruptcy discharge that it takes to be able to get a decent mortgage. Granted, you may be able to get a mortgage sooner, but your terms (i.e. interest rate, etc.) will not be as attractive as it would be if you can wait 2 years. Considering that you'll be paying that interest for up to 30 years, it definitely saves you a lot of money if you can wait long enough after the discharge to get a good interest rate. Please note that nothing in this posting or in any other posting constitutes legal advice; this is simply my understanding of the facts, which I do not warrant, and I am not suggesting any course of action or inaction to any person.
  • I am a Mortgage Loan Consultant and I have made it my area of expertise in working with people with bankruptcies, bad credit, and foreclosures. Firstly you do NOT have to wait 2 years to refinance after a chapter 7 discharge, those are for Fannie Mae loans. You can refinance a chapter 7 a day after discharge. A chapter 13 can also be refinanced before discharge since it's on a payment plan for 3-5 years from filing date. You can get a chapter 13 refinance as little as 12 months from filing, not discharge and you can payoff your chapter 13 in the process if you have enough equity in your home. Depending on your income, credit score, and trustee rating (if in a chp 13), you can qualify for upwards of 100% financing. There are major differences between a chapter 13 and chapter 7 refinance but that is for your mortgage broker to be aware of.
  • It is not a question of time. If you qualify, you could buy a house the day after your discharge. If you qualify by having a large down payment, you may find yourself trying to explain to the bankruptcy judge where you got a 15% down payment (around $30,000 for the average house) when your Chapter 7 documents showed a lot less. Beware of mortgage lenders. There are still unreconstructed scam artists out there who will take your money and give you nothing but grief. There are some special programs for first time home buyers, but those usually require a history of good credit, a steady job and often some money in savings. Again, unlikely in a near post-Chapter 7 period. Pay your bills on time, save some money, keep the same job for a while. The more down-payment you can make, the better your chances - as long as you were not hiding assets in the Chapter 7.
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When you have the money

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How do you buy a house while in a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

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Can you buy house with cash after file bankruptcy chapter 7?

Yes, you can buy a house for cash after filing for bankruptcy. The only issue is as to where those funds came from. If they were part of your estate at the time of filing and not disclosed, then you will have a problem.

How soon after filing chapter 13 can you hope to buy a home?

The best time to purchase a new home after filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy depends on how long your bankruptcy will be. If you have your payments on a five year plan, then you may have to wait a little longer.

How soon can you buy a car after chapter 13 discharge?

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Your bankruptcy attorney, who has particular knowledge of your situation, can answer your question.

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Yes, you can buy a home after filing for bankruptcy. The question is going to be whether or not you can obtain financing. If you can wait 2 years after filing, you will have a better chance of obtaing a decent loan at a decent interest rate.

Can you buy a home after bankruptcy?

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How long should you wait after bankruptcy to buy a house?

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When you file for bankruptcy how long before you can buy a house?

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Can your file for bankruptcy and still buy a house?

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Can you buy a house while in Chapter 13 bankruptcy?

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