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We just filed bakruptcy, can we get a loan to buy a house?

The answer is no.

It will take either a bad hard-money loan with lots of cash down and horribly high interest rates or to wait three to five years based on the loan type you apply for.

I am just sorry that it sounds like you were not advised of that reality prior to filing.

Many people are opting for bankruptcy by default or upon bad recommendation by others because it appears to be a quick fix to a tough dilemma. However, bankruptcy is viewed by most financial advisers as a last resort when all else – credit counseling, budgeting and other efforts have failed.

Bankruptcy has far reaching consequences which make every day life very difficult for many years. Over the next few years you will find that it will impact your credit, finding employment, impact every day tasks like renting a car, and other necessities of life. Notwithstanding the fact that whether you are allowed a loan in a few years or not, your credit report will still wear the bankruptcy label for the next seven to 10 years depending on how you filed.

Why am I going on about this? Because you are now in a position to tell someone how to avoid what has happened to you. I am certain that if those who have had to file could do it again, with better counsel, they would not file or would not place themselves in a position to have to file.

Now that you have some time on your hands while you await the bankruptcy discharge, there are great free online tools to help you in beginning again and staying on track in preparation not only to purchase but to also establish spending disciplines that lead toward a healthier financial future.

I personally recommend sites such as http://www.mint.com and http://www.crown.org – wonderful and easy to understand tools that I use myself and have referred to family and friends.

Also, please don’t go the hard money route. There is no guarantee of what the market will do and you are in no position to take such a financial risk.

My best to you,

Keisha Mathews, REALTOR
Century 21 Landmark Network

I rented a home in July of this year and learned recently that is in foreclosure.

Just answered this question on Trulia:

Q.:I rented a home in July of this year and learned recently that is in foreclosure. The owner wants me to assume the loan and pay him off $20,000.

Is this a difficult process? The home is perfect for me, but I filed chapter 7 this year and don’t think I will qualify for much of anything at this point. Can you give me feedback on this?

A.:

1. Assumable loans are rare these days, so verify that the loan is indeed assumable.
2. With your recent BK filing, you more than likely will not qualify for a loan for another few years, possibly 3 to 5 years. Meet with a reputable lender to see when you will qualify again. Since you are in Rio Linda, I recommend Eddie Fairchild of Summit Funding at (916) 504-9636.
3. Do not sign any paperwork without professional representation from a REALTOR and reputable ttle company.
4. DO NOT give up any money with the intention of potentially owning the home.
5. Divorce the property. Be prepared to leave the property. From a professional vantagepoint, and based upon the information you have provided, the circumstance is not leaning in your favor.

With the holidays upon us, you may want to think about being settled and look ahead. Start looking for another property to rent, and cut your loses now rather than allow any more time to go buy and watch your hard earned money go down the drain on a property that has no interest in you. Sorry to deliver the message so hard, but I’m just the messenger, by profession I might add! 🙂

My best to you!

I rented a home in July of this year and learned recently that is in foreclosure.

Just answered this question on Trulia:

Q.:I rented a home in July of this year and learned recently that is in foreclosure. The owner wants me to assume the loan and pay him off $20,000.

Is this a difficult process? The home is perfect for me, but I filed chapter 7 this year and don’t think I will qualify for much of anything at this point. Can you give me feedback on this?

A.:

1. Assumable loans are rare these days, so verify that the loan is indeed assumable.
2. With your recent BK filing, you more than likely will not qualify for a loan for another few years, possibly 3 to 5 years. Meet with a reputable lender to see when you will qualify again. Since you are in Rio Linda, I recommend Eddie Fairchild of Summit Funding at (916) 504-9636.
3. Do not sign any paperwork without professional representation from a REALTOR and reputable ttle company.
4. DO NOT give up any money with the intention of potentially owning the home.
5. Divorce the property. Be prepared to leave the property. From a professional vantagepoint, and based upon the information you have provided, the circumstance is not leaning in your favor.

With the holidays upon us, you may want to think about being settled and look ahead. Start looking for another property to rent, and cut your loses now rather than allow any more time to go buy and watch your hard earned money go down the drain on a property that has no interest in you. Sorry to deliver the message so hard, but I’m just the messenger, by profession I might add! 🙂

My best to you!