Your Chapter 13 will serve as its own credit source. This means that a new lender will look at your performance in the Chapter 13 to qualify you for a new loan. If you have been making your payments on time and in full, a lender will evaluate you on this basis versus perhaps a poor pay history prior to your Chapter 13 filing. Lenders typically like to see at least 12 to 24 months of a positive payment history in the Chapter 13 before qualifying you for a new loan. Of course, there are other factors for the lender to consider, including how much equity you have in your home, other debts that you may have, etc.