Posted by JohnBoy on November 27, 2000 at 17:18:58:
Normally you can keep your home when filing a chapter 7. They will take the arrearages and put that under a separate pay back plan in addition to maintaining the current mortgage. I’m assuming that you are in chapter 7 now and it hasn’t been discharged yet? Your attorney should be able to take care of this for you.
The only other issue is whether you can show the court that you can afford to make the payments if they allow you to keep the house.
If you have at least 35% equity or more, you could probably get refinanced to pay off the existing loan. This will most likely mean a much higher interest rate on the loan because of the credit and BK issues. Of course being in CA. you may not need as much equity to qualify for a refi after being in chapter 7. They do things differently their than most of the country!
Ed could fill you in on what might work for you in CA.