How soon after filing bankruptcy can I buy a house?

Answer There is no law or regulation that mandates a minimum waiting period between a bankruptcy and home purchase. On the other hand, practical considerations can make a quick purchase difficult.Time Fra... Read More »

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How soon after filing bankruptcy can your credit be restored?

Your credit immediately begins to rebound after a bankruptcy as long as you exercise good fiscal behavior. You will be eligible for unsecured credit cards within two years. After 10 years a bankrup... Read More »

How soon after filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy can you file a chapter 13 bankruptcy?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Code allows debtors to file for bankruptcy multiple times, but has changed the number of years you must wait between filings. Previously, a debtor could file under either Chapt... Read More »

Can I Sell My House After Filing Bankruptcy?

It is possible to sell a house after filing for bankruptcy -- but don't expect to keep all of the profits for your personal use. The federal bankruptcy court will closely control all of your debts ... Read More »

Can you still buy a car or house after filing bankruptcy?

Federal Housing Authority (FHA) home loans have the most flexible credit standards, requiring bankruptcy discharges to be at least two years old. Car loans are also a possibility after bankruptcy o... Read More »