Not enough information. Whose name is the house in? What is the real market value, that is, what would it sell for today, without being painted or otherwise fixed up in any way? When was the credit card debt incurred, what was it used for? How much is the monthly mortgage payment? How much does he have left after paying his living expenses, not counting the credit cards, each month? Any sale of property on the eve of bankruptcy raises red flags. Not sure what will happen with credit card defaults, there could be calls, letters, lawsuits, judgments, then garnishments. He could borrow against the house, but probably not qualified based on the facts you present.