May 17th, 2009 by Questions
how long do you need to wait after a bankruptcy to get a mortage.
Posted from: Ontario
May 18, 2009 at 9:55 am, A licensed trustee said:
Legally you are not required to wait at all – you may apply for a mortgage even while you remain bankrupt (as long as you tell the lender that you are bankrupt). Of course, the odds of getting approved are somewhat limited…
From a practical standpoint, most lenders will tell you to wait for a least 2 years after your discharge to apply for a mortgage. Further, you should expect to pay a premium (ie higher interest) on the first mortgage you are approved for so make sure you agree to the shortest term possible. The lender will suggest 5 years – you want to agree to 1. Once the mortgage is up for renewal you should qualify for a better rate…
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