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I am considering filing bankruptcy. In 3 years my 5 yr ARM

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I am considering filing bankruptcy. In 3 years my 5 yr ARM on my home mortgage is up. Will the bankruptcy effect rolling over the mortgage to a 30yr fixed?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 7 years ago.
Because the BK will effect your credit rating, the rate you get on the mortgage may go up significantly to where the switch may not be feasible, even assuming that you stay current on your mortgage the whole time. Please click "ACCEPT" so I can get credit for my work. We can continue our conversation after this at no additional charge.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Would this happen even if we just let the loan alone without trying to refinance. As is it, after the 5 year arm is up, the loan will going into a 25 year fixed with a 2.95 margin with the libor index. Would our b/k still affect it, even if we choose not to touch the loan? Depending on what the market does over the next 3 years libor might not be such a bad option.
Expert:  Maverick replied 7 years ago.
The answer to that question would be found in your loan agreement. If the clause concerning that says nothing about your credit rating having to be the same or somethiong else to that effect, then you should be okay to file BK.