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It is hard to refinance any home after 8 months out of bankruptcy. However it will still be based alot on your credit score. Check with if you can believe US Bank as to there guidelines. I have found them very forgiving. Also lenders like a lower loan to value LTV on a mobil home than a stick home.

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Q: Why is it so hard to refinance your mobile home after 8 months discharge of a bankruptcy?
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How long will it take for chapter 7 bankruptcy to discharge?

3 to 4 months


How long does chapter 7 bankruptcy take to complete?

It is usually 4 to 5 months from filing to Discharge.


Can you refinance during a bankruptcy with only 9 months left to pay?

There is no law against it but you might have trouble finding a lending institution that will work with you.


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).


How long does a bankruptcy take to discharge in Idaho?

The time-frame for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in Idaho is the same as all other states. The discharge should arrive between three and four months after filing. This assumes that no creditor nor the Trustee has filed an objection to such discharge.


When can you refinance your home after a chapter 7?

In order to refinance after a Chapter 7 most bank guidelines will be 2 years from discharge date. The credit will have to be reestablished as well. There are some banks with various guidelines that will take a look at refinancing <2 years but not less than 12 months if you can prove the bankruptcy was caused by extenuating circumstances beyond the borrowers control. Veronica Rodrigues Voyage Home Loans


How soon after a bankruptcy was dismissed can you refinance?

* The usual length of time after a bk dismissal required to refinance is 24 months. There are different requirements with different lenders. Some specialize in assisting borrowers with bks. * It depends on the type of Bankruptcy you filed....Chapter 7 or 13. I have lendors that will offer financing one day out of a Chapter 13.


Can you refinance after chapter 7?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy will remain on your credit report for 10 years. However, many lenders will refinance you after 24 months has passed from the DISCHARGE date (not the filing date). Each lender may set their own parameters, so it is always possible to find lenders who may require more or less time. Additionally, most lenders will require the re-establishment of good credit. This is often defined as 3 new accounts opened and maintained after the bankruptcy occurred.


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.


How long after bankruptcy do you have to wait before refinancing?

Refinancing after a bankruptcyThe time period you have to wait depends on what chapter bankruptcy you filed. Generally, you are able to refinance 2yrs after a Chapter 7 discharge.If you are in Chapter 13, you can refinance the next day with many lenders. You can email a mortgage broker like myself to find out more.To add to the above answer, 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 6 months from filing, not discharge and you can payoff your chapter 13 in the process if you have enough equity in your home.


Student loans and bankrupsy.can they be discharged?

Student loans do not go through the discharge procedure, only bankruptcy's. A discharge takes place six months from the date you filed for bankruptcy. Then you have to wait two years from the date of discharge to apply for a home loan.


If you receive a large sum of money before your chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge does it need to be reported?

Yes, even for 6 months after discharge. Depending on the source of the money, the trustee may have no way to take it, but not reporting it will leave you open to challenge later on. Ask your lawyer or get an experienced bankruptcy lawyer.


How long does a bankruptcy last?

A chapter 7 takes 6 months, but your first (and usually only) meeting where you are examined under oath by the trustee will be about a month after filing, and, if there are no objections, your discharge will be issued about 2 months after that, and the case closed after 6 months.A chapter 13 can take up to 60 months to complete the plan, and the discharge has to be requested after the plan's completion and certification by the trustee.The filing of bankruptcy can remain on your credit report for 10 years - from the date of filing.7 years


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.


Can you refinance out of bankruptcy?

I assume you are talking about a chapter 13??? A chapter 13 you can do this after [ one year if you have paid on time for 12 months through FHA] However your new payment must equal your present PITI.


When filing ch 7 bankruptcy how long does it take to file?

It takes most folks about a month to file and a total of about five months from intake to discharge. Of course, much depends on how responsive you are to your bankruptcy attorney's requests for documents and other information.


How long does it take to get a discharge on bankruptcy?

It depends on which bankruptcy you file for. If you file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, which includes a liquidation of any assets and paying off your debt once and for all, you'd be looking at a discharge within about 3 months. With Chapter 13 Bankruptcy your attorney would set up a payment plan for you to pay off your debts over a specified amount of time. Normally the payments are scheduled to be completed by the debtor in 3 to 5 years. So the discharge time will vary depending on what is agreed upon in the court. All the required payments must be made before the discharge can occur. I've written about these 2 types of bankruptcy in my blog, where I consider how these processes can affect your tax debt. http://taxreliefsolutions.blogspot.com/2009/06/are-you-considering-bankruptcy-as.html


Can a discharged bankruptcy be reopened in Texas four years after discharge if a debtor acquires liquid assets over four years after the discharge?

A bankruptcy can almost always be reopened. Unless the "liquid assets" were available to the debtor at the time of filing or fall into one of the categories (gambling winnings or inheritance) that had to be reported within 6 months of discharge, four years is way too late to go after them. Even in Texas.


Can you cash out refinance after bankruptcy?

The answer to this question depends on the policies of the individual lender and the type and status of the bankruptcy. The majority of lenders want 24 months to have passed from the date of discharge of the bankruptcy before they will consider any mortgage loan. A chapter 7 BK is generally judged more harshly than a chapter 13. What some bankrupty filers forget is that their credit performance after the BK will be very important. New credit must be established in moderation with account open dates after the BK, with low use of credit cards and excellent repayment history.


Can you refinance during Chapter 13 without creditors taking your money if their debt has been satisfied?

Yes. It certainly depends on how long you've been in the chapter 13. Most states say if you have been in the chapter 13 for more than 3 years, you will only have to pay back a percentage of the original balance of the bankruptcy. If you have been in the bankruptcy for less than 3 years, most states make you pay back the bankruptcy in full (100% of the original claims). If a creditor was included in your bankruptcy and they have been paid, you may refinance out of the bankruptcy without the creditors taking your money. Some things to keep in mind: in order to refinance, you have to be granted a "motion for post-petition financing" from the courts. This can take up to 2 months. Once that is granted, your refinance can be completed. Most people have an approval on their loan with a new mortgage company with the only stipulation being that the motion is granted by the court so that there is essentially no lag-time.


How soon do you get your discharge papers from bankruptcy?

it all depends... what type of bankruptcy and whether you've been to court already, and what youre debtors are thinking... file to hearing 3 months, and then a waiting period, so to get the papers after that, atleast another 6/8 wks.


How long does it take to receive bankruptcy discharge papers?

It depends on your case; ask your attorney. For non-asset Chapter 7 cases, I understand it usually takes 6 months. For Chapter 13, you have to complete the plan (up to 5 years) before you can get a discharge.


What can you do if you have been in chapter 13 for 18 months and you need to refinance because the payments are killing you?

Depending on several factors, a mortgage broker may be able to assist you with this. Mainly how much you currently owe, how much your fixed income is, and how your payment history has been on your bankruptcy the last 12 months.


Is better for you to get your money after your bankruptcy is off your record like ten years down the road?

If you had money available to you when you filed bankruptcy and failed to disclose that in your Schedules, you committed fraud and perjury, and are liable to have your bankruptcy discharge reversed, not to mention possibly going to federal prison. If you inherited or won a lottery withing 6 months of the close of your case, you had an obligation to disclose it and give the money to the trustee. Failing to do so will leave your bankruptcy discharge open to being reversed as well as leaving you open to penalties. Otherwise, there is no reason to wait any amount of time. Consult an experienced bankruptcy lawyer in your area.


Can you refinance after bankruptcy?

Many people who have filed bankruptcy know little about the process. Often times debtors are unaware of their options in a chapter 13 because they rely on their attorney; their attorney has a fiduciary relationship with the debtor. A bankruptcy attorney's job is to know bankruptcy law, not the mortgage business or their guidelines. When a debtor files a BK 13 their main concern is having an automatic stay placed on a mortgage, collection, etc. To save their home from foreclosure. When entering into a plan the debtor, usually has no exit plan other than paying the 5 or 3 year plan (contingent upon median income). The debtor can refinance after 36 months (all unsecured claims become dis-chargeable debt) and discharge the bankruptcy immediately. This saves the borrower 2 years on their credit report. After refinancing, the BK 6 months out/discharged Fannie Mae will issue approvals. A bankrupt borrower can easily be transformed to an AA+ 680-720 FICO borrower yielding rates in the range of 6.25-7.00 after doing a loan to discharge the bankruptcy.In a dismissed bankruptcy a foreclosure bailout out loan can be arranged. This topic was discussed in a previous article I published in ezinearticles.com When a debtor is dismissed from his/her bankruptcy the mortgage ALONE can be refinanced and a Chapter 7 can be employed. When filing a Chapter 7 the mortgage must be refinanced first. I arrange foreclosure bailouts for people more frequently than previous years. When trustee or mortgage payments are missed the bank will make a motion to lift the automatic stay. This leaves the borrower exposed to foreclosure until the mortgage is refinanced. If the borrower meets the means test the non mortgage/secured debts can be discharged under a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The "means test" is when the court determines a debtors filing to be abuse of the system. Abuse is presumed if the aggregate current monthly income over 5 years, net of certain statutorily allowed expenses is more than $10K or is 25% of the debtors unsecured debts, as long as the amount is $6,000. The debtor can rebut this guideline with mitigating circumstances. A dismissal from a bankruptcy has been viewed by the court as mitigating circumstances.When the payments to your trustee are not perfect you can still get out of your bankruptcy. If the debtor has filed multiple Bankruptcies it is important for debtor to know what claims are listed in schedule D & F (secured and unsecured claims) Often times when multiple liens are present the attorney will file an avoidance on a lien. This means the borrower is not required to pay the lien back. However, all too often title searches find liens that were never discussed or filed. Liens that maybe very old.An unscheduled debt most of the time will not be discharged with a BK payoff because the claim was omitted or an avoidance was never filed. This is a common omission/oversight that can (depending on the amount of the claim) present a problem for a borrower who may not have enough equity to cover the lien.This is where having a through attorney pays off, you most likely wont have to deal with this predicament. Often times I can negotiate these debts down if they are addressed ahead of time.Yes. You may have trouble finding a lender, but it is possible. If you refinance before your 37th month of bankruptcy, then you will be responsible for repaying the unsecured debt that you filed for. If you can hold out till the 37th month you can refinance and not be held responsible for that back debt. You can have the lender refinance all of your current debt, this includes your filed bankruptcy that your currently paying on through your trustee and the unsecured debt that you had discharged as well as new debt. (This advice was given by a lawyer that cleared one user's Chapter 13.)Here is more input and advice from others:You can refinance with an FHA mortgage one year after filing a Ch. 13 and showing proof that you were paying your Trustee Payments AND Mortgage Payments each month (be careful that you don't confuse being CURRENT with paying ON TIME).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 am a loan agent in California and yes, you can refinance after chapter 13 or during 13 and one day after 13 or 7. A low Fico should be OK. You will need a specialized broker who understands how to do navigate this problem.Be careful. Each situation is different in the bankruptcy refi world. People can be refinanced at anytime before, during or after 13 and the day after 7. There is a thing called BK avoidance loans as well.I am a Sr. Loan Consultant in NY. There are other contributing factors but you can surely refinance even a day after you file. Your FICO score will determine your eligibility your Loan To Value has to be below 70% though.You can refinance after or during a bankruptcy or foreclosure at any time.The answer is Yes you can refinance after a bankruptcy. How soon after? This answer depends on the loan company. Some loan products does not allow bankruptcies while there are other products that allow a bankruptcy discharge up to the day prior to funding. Having a bankruptcy within the past 2 years usually means that you will be categorized as a subprime borrower, meaning higher interest rates and higher loan costs. I know this personally because I work for the #1 online mortgage lender in the country. Also, I run two credit related websites that deal with bad credit.You can refinance during or after your ch 13 and 7 BK's with a sub prime mortgage lender. I am a sub prime mortgage lender who specializes with people who are in Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcies with low credit scores who have at least 30% equity in their home.Yes, if your current bankruptcy attorney is not aware of how to refinance you out of your bankruptcy, talk to another attorney.