In many instances, a bankruptcy will not prevent you from qualifying for a home loan. It does, however, bring some special requirements.

  • The reason for the bankruptcy will need to be explained in a detailed letter.
  • The bankruptcy must be at least two years old from final discharge. FHA does allow for individuals in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy to qualify sooner. Certain restrictions do apply on these types of loans, so please contact me for a better explanation. These loans are on a case-by-case basis.
  • Credit must be re-established. This includes at least three new accounts, preferably installment loans and revolving credit cards since the bankruptcy.  All accounts must be current and without any late payments.
  • Conventional loans require more time than the two years since the discharge date. Call me for the specifics on these loan types.

I will review your individual situation with you.

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