Answered on May 18th, 2012 at 3:30 PM
This is a good example of why people should not reaffirm the mortgage in a chapter 7. The debt was discharged and BOA cannot come after you on that debt. Marking it as "settled" or "paid settlement" should not affect your credit, which has already been damaged by filing bankruptcy. The credit you are able to get afterward is dependent upon the lending practices of the institutions you apply to. They can be assured that you will not be filing bkr for another approximate 7 years. Use that to your advantage.