The analysis to determine whether you can keep 2 houses in a chapter 13 bankruptcy is complicated.
In most cases, you will be filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy when you are trying to save a house or if you “flunked” the means test. With a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, your unsecured creditors cannot receive less than the value of you non-exempt assets as if they were liquidated in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The key question is whether an unsecured creditor would receive less than they would have received in Chapter 7 liquidation. If the answer is yes, the trustee will either sell the second house or require you to pay an additional amount to the unsecured creditors to account for the liquidation value of the second house.
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