Approximately 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear from their credit reports over the next five years. Chapter 7 personal bankruptcies peaked in 2010 during the housing market crash then decreased over the next few years before leveling off in late 2015 – 2016.
The number of Chapter 7 bankruptcies, the most common type of bankruptcy, which involves no repayment plan and in most cases is a complete discharge of debt, increased to nearly 1.14 million, in 2010.
Now seven years later, millions of Americans are seeing these bankruptcies fall off their credit reports, improving their credit scores and allowing them to re-enter the housing market and purchase a home.
Credit scores reached a record high this spring, which we discussed in a recent blog. This will create even more buyers in an already competitive market. With home prices continuing to increase as inventory levels drop, experts do not expect it to let up anytime soon.
Hispanic homeownership could also see an increase in the next few years as the President and his administration seek to “dismantle” the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which could give lenders more freedom to originate loans outside traditional qualified mortgages.
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