Can you buy or sell a house during bankruptcy?

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Can you buy or sell a house during bankruptcy?

Can I sell my existing property while in bankruptcy? And can I buy a property while I am in bankruptcy? 
The answer is yes, you absolutely can. 

While you’re in bankruptcy, you can list your house in the traditional sense. And then once you have an agreement of sale, we would have to file a motion with the court to allow the sale of the property itself. Basically, so long as the proceeds of the house yield enough money to pay realtor fees, transfer taxes and the mortgage, there’s no reason why the court would not allow you to sell the property. 

Then if you’re (planning on)purchasing a (new) property, there’s another simple motion called a motion to incur debt. With that motion, basically, the court wants to see that what you are buying is not a tremendous amount more money that could otherwise go to the benefit of creditors. So, as long as the house is within a reasonable (cost) amount on a regular and monthly basis – and not to the detriment of creditors – that is absolutely allowable. 

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