As a Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Attorney, I am frequently asked how long after Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, or Short Sale a mortgage loan can be obtained. While everyone's situation is different, the following table is a good overview. It elaborates on the relationship between mortgage loan, and bankruptcy, foreclosure, or short sale.
|Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Chapter 11 Bankruptcy||4 Years|
|Chapter 13 Bankruptcy||2 Years from discharge4 Years from dismissal date|
|Multiple Bankruptcy Filings||5 Years if more than 1 filing within the past 7 years|
|Foreclosure||3 - 7 years depending on extenuating circumstances which would require additional documentation|
|Deed-in-Lieu of foreclosure-Foreclosure Sale |
|2 years- 80% max LTV ratios4 years- 90% max LTV ratios |
3 years from completion date
Greater LTVs can require up to 7 years
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