What is the waiting period to get a home loan after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy?
FHA allows mortgage eligibility after 12 months of on-time payments if the bankruptcy trustee approves, and no waiting period after discharge.
VA home loans are allowed after 12 months of on-time payments and trustee approval, and no waiting period after discharge.
Conforming (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) lenders require a two-year waiting period after Chapter 11 discharge, and a four-year wait after Chapter 11 dismissal.
Mortgage applications after recent bankruptcy filings may require manual underwriting, which can be stricter than automated underwriting.