In almost every case, you will be able to keep your home after bankruptcy.
Even in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, when your unsecured debts are discharged and you are debt-free, you can, in most cases, keep your home. Each state has an allowance for how much equity you can keep in the home. If you owe less than the amount of equity allowed, you can keep your home as long as you remain current with your mortgage payments after the bankruptcy is final.
- A great many people owe more on their homes than the homes are worth. That would mean a minus equity – and you could keep the house
- If you have less positive equity than the state-allowed amount, you can keep your home.
- The amount of equity that is protected varies by state.
- The debt on your home cannot be discharged. You must still pay the mortgage.
You do not have to keep your home. You may decide that, going forward, the mortgage and the amount you owe does not make staying a priority. Talk to a lawyer about your choices.
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