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A bankruptcy timeline

Debt Management 2006

Bad credit

 When your credit rating is in a deep hole it's tough to get a good foothold.
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What happens before, during and after bankruptcy
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2yearsPurchase home
 
A home can be purchased 18 to 24 months after a personal bankruptcy discharge, depending on a positive credit history.
Interest rates may be an estimated 2 points to 3 points higher than conventional rates.
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