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If your chapter 13 has been discharged how do you refinance your mortgage which fell behind in payments and your home equity which is current in payments?

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I am a Loan officer in California-the laws are different in every state & every lender...Typically speaking though, it depends on how long ago you BK was discharged. It also depends on how far behind are you on the house payments. Some lenders will refinance one day after the BK being discharged, while other lenders are 7 years! As far as late payments...they will affect your intrest rate. If you have one 30 day late, or one 60 day late but are now current in your should be able to refi assuming you have equity in the property. I would be more than willing to look at you situation for you if you like. email me at kinjalvs at Yahoo .com Sara

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Can you refinance your mortgage if you did not reaffirm your mortgage in your chapter 7 bankruptcy?

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.

If your wife is in a Chapter 13 plan and is the borrower on the mortgage can the husband apply for a refinance loan to pay off the first mortgage?

Yes! The only thing is the chapter 13 will have to be discharged at closing. Depending on how long she has been in the bankruptcy, this may not be a big hassle. It is impossible to refinance a home in a chapter 13 without the BK being discharged. For more information, please feel free to email me at I work for one of the largest direct private mortgage lenders in the country, i'd be glad to help answer any other questions.

If a chapter 7 bk has been discharged but the mortgage lender will not work with you to keep the house will a chapter 13 work or would you be able to find a lender to refi the current mortgage in PA?

A chapter 13 MIGHT work if you have the ability to keep your payments current after filing the Chapter 13 and then repaying the past due amount over a period of 3 to 5 years. You ability to find a new lender to refinance the existing loan will depending on your cash flow, equity and ability to pay. You shoulld contact mortgage broker and a bankruptcy attorney to discuss all of the options.

Can you refinance in chapter 13?

Yes. If you have had 12 months of on time payments to the truste and your mortgage has been paid on time,While participating in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, no major financial transactions are allowed w/o the permisson of the bankruptcy trustee.

Can you refinance after your Chapter 7 has been discharged?

Yes but you will have to wait several years before it is cleared from your credit file.

Can you leave a chapter 13 bankruptcy open and refinance your current mortgage if the mortgage?

This question is incomplete. In most districts, you cannot incur new debt if you are a debtor in an active chapter 13 case. To refinance or incur any new debt, you have to obtain the consent of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee in your case.

Do you still owe if chapter 7 discharged second mortgage?

If it was discharged, then you don't owe it anymore. However, you can't just assume that any particular debt was discharged by the bankruptcy, it has to be specifically listed. In particular, you probably cannot keep your house AND get your second mortgage discharged.

Can you leave a chapter 13 bankruptcy open and refinance your current mortgage if the mortgage is not included in the chapter 13?

Here is the short answer.........No. No lender will allow this. Lenders want you to be out of Bankruptcy.This is what I do refinance people out of bankruptcy early or arrange refinancing so that my clients can avoid bankruptcy or forclosure altogether. that is what you must do in order to refi your mortgage regardless of the mortgage status with your bankruptcy plan

If a chapter 7 bankruptcy has not been discharged is it a law stating a lender cannot offer you a home mortgage or would they just be crazy to do so?

Ch7 Bk must be discharged prior to acquiring a mortgage.

Can you include your mortgage payment in chapter 13?

Back payments yes, forward payments must be kept current.


Yes it is possible to qualify for a mortgage despite a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing. In a Chapter 13 filing the debtor agrees to a court structured debt repayment schedule. Typically, after making payments on time to creditors as required by the bankruptcy agreement an individual can be discharged by the Court from the Chapter 13 proceeding. Once discharged from bankruptcy an individual can apply for a mortgage. Each bank has different rules about how soon someone can apply for a mortgage after a bankruptcy. Most people coming out of bankruptcy apply for an FHA mortgage loan since this program has the most lenient underwriting standards.

Can the mortgage lender foreclose on your home while you are participating in a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

Yes. A mortgage says that the loan is secured by the property. A "chapter 13" does not allow you to stop making payments on your mortgage.

If your chapter 7 bankruptcy was discharged six weeks ago what are your options for a refinance?

You can quite possibly refinance up to 80 percent of the value of your home and get some cashout with a decent rate.

If you are dismissed from a chapter 13 and have your mortgage reinstated can you refinance your home?

You can refi a day out discharging of bankruptcy depending on the situation.

What chapter should you file if you are behind on your mortgage?

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

Mortgage lates after filing chapter 7 Can a mortgage company report lates after filing of a chapter 7 and before a discharge?

Yes. That reporting to a credit agency of an item of fact, is not an attempt to collect the debt. Your not expecting you mortgage debt to be discharged are you?

Is it possible to get a home equity loan while paying chapter 13?

No you can not get a home equity line of credit but you can refinance and pay off the chapter 13 with the new mortgage.

Can chapter13 mortgage payments be modified?

Chapter 13 mortgage payments can be modified. The trustee must agree to new terms before a modification can be approved. However, a lender can object and appeal the modification.

How long do you have to wait after declaring bankruptcy to get a mortgage?

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. There are major differences between a chapter 13 and chapter 7 refinance but that is for your mortgage broker to be aware of. I work in conjunction with a mortgage broker who is able to get financing for people 12 months out of bankruptcy. I filed bankruptcy in august of 03 and here it is may of 04. I raised my credit scores higher than they were before i filed bankruptcy, but they are still too low. You will only get a mortgage for 70-80% (20-30%down) if you only wait a year. If you wait until it is discharged for 2 years, you will save a ton of money on the downpayment AND on interest. After you file bankruptcy, you need to write letters to everyone you were discharged, so they put on there that you have a zero balance. Keep track of all of this. It is very stressful, but it works. There are several sub-prime mortgage companies who will lend to borrowers one day out of bankruptcy (one day after your discharge).

If the debt for your mortgage was discharged in chapter 7 bankruptcy must you vacate the property?

Frankly...I've never hear of a mortgage debt being discharged without the underlying asset, the property, being given to the mortgage holder. It is possible your confused...that the property was transferred (or sold) and wasn't worth as much as the debt (mortgage) you owed...and the deficiency (the amount you would still owe...was discharged.But the house isn't yours...and you are a "tennant in adverse possesion".

How soon can you refinance after bankruptcy?

I can finance you one day out of bankruptcy....of course you will pay a much higher rate than those with good credit. After two years you can begin to get more favorable rates (through a knowledgeable mortgage broker, not a mortgage company). Contact me at Depending on the type of Bankruptcy, you may be able to refinance as soon as it is discharged. If you filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have a better chance at getting financing than if you filed Chapter 7. Of course, with over 700 lenders at our disposal, we can probably get you financing either way. Call Allied Home Mortgage Capital...281-684-8580 and let's see what we can do for you.

If I own a home with a co signer and file a chapter 7 will their credit be affected?

If the mortgage payments are still being made then no - they won't be, however - if you default on the mortgage payments then yes - they will go after the cosigner and if it is not paid their credit will be effected.

You kept making car payments after discharged in chapter 7 if you stop paying and don't surrender the car can the lender go and undo your bankruptcy?

No. But, the vehicle will become a repossession if payments are not made.

Can you file chapter 7 in Florida and re affirm your mortgage?

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.

Can you file chapter 7 before chapter 13 is discharged?

No, you can't have two separate bankruptcies at once. If you are under a chapter 13, and are no longer able to make your plan payments, then you can convert your case from a 13 to a 7.