No. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has emphatically said, “No!” just today.
In Bank of America v. Caulkett, the Supreme Court held that
A debtor in a chapter 7 proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under 506(d) when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor’s claim is both secured by a lien and allowed under 502 of the Bankruptcy Code.
In a chapter 13 case, it IS possible to strip a second mortgage if it is wholly unsecured. This Calukett decision just clarified a line of cases led by Dewsnup v. Timm, 502 U.S. 410 (1992) which also held that you cannnot strip second mortgage under 506(d).
Basically, there had been a hope that since you can strip a second mortgage in a chapter 13, some attorneys thought that it should be possible to strip that same mortgage from your property in a chapter 7. This is not possible.
It works like this: your home is worth $200,000, you owe $201,000 on your first mortgage and $15,000 on your second mortgage. SInce you owe more than the value of the home with that first mortgage, you can remove the second mortgage from the property in a chapter 13 and treat it as an unsecured claim, same as a credit card or medical bill. However, you cannot remove the lien from your home in a chapter 7. It stays secured against your home.