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Subject:  Re: Get me off this crazy machine!!! Date:  6/1/1998  12:25 PM
Author:  PSUEngineerFool Number:  1966 of 312185

cable666 replys:

<<I asked him that question. He said if you give a mortage company a 50% down payment, wait 5 years past filing, and don't do any more damage, it will be no problem.>>

George (TMFRunkle) responds:

<<It amazes me that your lawyer said this. Even in a low cost area, a decent house can cost $80,000. So, in five years after going bankrupt you would have $40,000 saved for a house? That's pretty difficult to do for most income levels, when you still have to pay rent, car payments, etc. Also, figure in closing costs too. Maybe it's "no problem" for a lawyer to come up with $40,000 or so cash, but for many of us, that's a lot of money.>>

My response:

George, you gave a good response to a thread I have followed and you gave me something to think about. If you look at cable666's profile, he is from CA. That $80,000 will only buy him a shack out there. So he may need more than $40,000 to be saved up after 5 years for the downpayment. If he can do this, my question is why does he want or need to declare bankrupcy in the first place.

By the way, I bet $80,000 still buys a decent house in Pittsburgh. I grew up there.
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