The Realities of Getting a Mortgage After Filing Bankruptcy
Will I ever get a mortgage after I file for bankruptcy?
Many of our clients, and prospective clients, express serious concerns about how easy or difficult it is to get a mortgage after filing for bankruptcy. After all, it is no secret that a bankruptcy filing will appear on your credit report for up to 10 years (7 years for a Chapter 13).
While it can be difficult to obtain a mortgage after a bankruptcy filing, it is by no means impossible. Our offices have had many clients that were able to secure a mortgage for a new or used home even after filing for bankruptcy. The question remains, “What can I do to prepare for applying for a mortgage knowing that I have a bankruptcy on my credit report?”