After filing for bankruptcy, you are going to want to begin rebuilding your credit as soon as possible. You can start by checking your FREE annual credit report on AnnualCreditReport.com to get reports from the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.
Your report may show late and missed payments on credit cards, mortgages and credit accounts you may have opened or closed. Bankruptcy provides you with a clean slate, which means you have a second chance to pay your bills on-time and in full.
If your credit score is in the low 600s, your credit is still too low for most decent loans with good terms, but you can work quickly to get it back up in the mid-700s.
After bankruptcy, when accessing and utilizing credit again, keep your credit card balances relatively low compared to the card’s limit. For example, less than 30% is typically advised while using just 10% of the available credit is even better.
Once your credit score improves, you can then find the right mortgage lender, real estate agent, and the right attorney to move forward with the purchase of your new home.
Still not convinced? A testimonial from one of our clients in regards to their credit score after filing for bankruptcy.
My credit score said on all three reports 775, I couldn’t believe that I had such a great score before 10 years. Tim for me was the best move I have made for my situation. I have no regrets, I am glad the past is the past. – Bill T.
If you have any questions on this topic or are in financial crisis and considering filing for bankruptcy, contact an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade Garcia McMaken has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade Garcia McMaken website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.