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Bankruptcy is a Speed Bump, Not a Roadblock to Home Ownership

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy


Breaking Down The Myths

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding Chapter 13 bankruptcy is its perceived barrier to future financial milestones, notably home ownership. But is bankruptcy truly the insurmountable obstacle many fear it to be? Let's dissect this belief.

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Explained

Chapter 13 bankruptcy serves as a lifeline for many debt-ridden individuals, offering them a structured path to repay their outstanding debts. It's a designed avenue where debtors can reorganize their financial obligations, proposing either a three or five-year plan. This arrangement allows them to repay debts in a manner that respects both their current financial situation and their future aspirations, such as owning a home.


The FHA Home Loan Offers a Unique Opportunity Amidst Bankruptcy

Now, here's a beacon of hope for those navigating through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process: FHA (Federal Housing Administration) home loans. These unique loans are crafted keeping in mind individuals who are reconstructing their financial lives.

  • The Magic of 12 Months: Despite being under a bankruptcy plan, with a diligent commitment to making on-time payments for 12 consecutive months, the doors to FHA home loans swing open. This is a little known secret that many individuals who have filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy are unaware exist.

  • FHA 'Manual Underwrite': While it might sound like financial jargon, it's a procedure that holds the key to your home-owning dreams. Essentially, a 'manual underwrite' involves a meticulous review of your financial profile. At New Point Lending, we pride ourselves on our expertise in this domain, structuring loans that not only align with your fiscal health but also significantly elevate the probability of acquiring a home, all within the FHA’s permissible limits.

  • Court Permission: Part of this process is petitioning the court to allow you to establish new credit in the form of buying a home. We work with your attorney to establish this precedence and create a timeline for you to purchase your new home.


Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13: A Tale of Two Bankruptcies

When we talk about bankruptcy in the context of home loans, it's crucial to recognize the distinct timelines associated with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

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  • Chapter 7: Often seen as a fresh start, this bankruptcy wipes out most of your debts, but it also demands a longer waiting period of two years post-discharge before you can qualify for a home loan.

  • Chapter 13: Far more flexible, Chapter 13 allows individuals an expedited track. After ensuring 12 months of consistent payments, one can venture into the realm of becoming homeowners once again.


Seek Expertise: Your Roadmap to Home Ownership

Navigating the complex terrains of bankruptcy and home loans simultaneously might seem daunting. But with the right guidance and a clear understanding, the journey can be far more manageable and successful. At New Point Lending, we're equipped to provide that guidance, ensuring your path is clear of unnecessary detours. It's important to work with professionals that understand how to navigate the Chapter 13 process and a FHA Manual Underwriting.


A New Chapter Awaits

Bankruptcy, especially Chapter 13, isn't an end but a transition. In the bigger scope of things this time of your life is only a blip or some might call a small chapter that, when navigated correctly, can lead to a story of resilience, recovery, and ultimately, home ownership.


For all your concerns and queries about bankruptcy and its impact on home loans, remember I am just an email, text, or phone call away. Let's collaboratively script your success story and develop a plan to you becoming a new homeowner.


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