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Martha G., Renter in Orange, CA

New credit, but Want to buy!!'

Asked by Martha G., Orange, CA Sat Nov 17, 2012

My Husband is going to file for 'bankrupt'. Can he attempt to buy a home once his process is done? Or is it a necessity to build credit??
It's a shame he didn't take care of it, I guess he didn't think he'd start a family so soon in his life!

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You will have to wait 2 years from the BK discharge date to be able to qualify for a home loan. Let me know if you have any questions or need any advise in regards to his credit profile. I can look at his credit and determine what needs to be done to obtain financing. You may want to contact me before filing for BK? I specialize in Under 640 Fico Score Loans and offer credit repair at no cost to raise fico scores to qualify.

Here is a link, flyer, maximum income limits and a needs list to gather for processing a loan approval.


CHF Access half percent down flyer, pdf

CHF Access income limits http://tinyurl.com/8lzf8he

Sheryl Arndt, standard needs list checked, pdf

Why Rent brochure

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 17, 2012
Hi Martha

There are a couple of lenders I know that will help you. Would need to get more information on your circumstancesof course.
Yes most lenders want you to wait a period of time because of the BK
Talk to you soon to see how I can help you

Ingrid Ski Realtor
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Here in California, most lenders will require you to wait at least 3 years depending on the type of bankruptcy. However many lenders may require you to wait 7 years. It's best to check with your loan officer to get precise information.
Web Reference: http://www.time2movein.com/
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Most mortgages require 2 years from the discharge to loan again. Yes he will need to rebuild credit. you could visit a local and trusted loan officer who can guide you with what he needs to do to get a mortgage in the future.
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