I want to buy a house but have a foreclosure and bankruptcyI have a bankruptcy from 2004, a rental property went in to foreclosure that year too. My house went into foreclosure in 2010 after my husband and I split up. He kept the house but didn't pay the mortgage. The banks have never taken over either property. Can I buy a home with those properties in foreclosure? Does the clock start when they go into foreclosure are do the rules mean I have to wait 24-36 months after the banks take the property? The rental is in a dangerous area and I don't think they will ever take it.December 07 2013 - Columbus00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.