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Say No to Foreclosures!

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By : Cassiano Travareli    99 or more times read
You just can't turn back from a foreclosure but there are a lot of ways to prevent it from coming your way. Several families face foreclosures due to the following reasons: unexpected unemployment, medical emergency, divorce, death within the family, job demotion, excessive debts, unexpected expenses for home maintenance and inability to pay increasing interest rates.

Just watching your house get foreclosed is a no-no because there are actually lots of ways of avoiding it. The best way is preventing a Notice of Default from being filed. The moment you stop paying your mortgage obligations, immediately contact your lender. Never ignore letters for it only worsens the situation. Depending on your situation, the following might be offered by your lender:

  • Forbearance – gives you more time before any legal action is taken against you, plus repayment plan offers.

  • Debt forgiveness – obligations are waived until you are able to make payments, but it rarely happens.

  • Repayment Plan – unsettled dues are spread out over a longer period.

  • Note modification – changes in loan terms are applied.

  • Refinance – back payments are added to your loan balance.

  • Partial claim – makes you apply for another loan like that of government loans for paying back payments.

Once a default notice has been filed, you have limited options. Negotiations with your lender can result to reinstatement of your loan. But if the lender will not cooperate, here are other things you can do to stop foreclosure:

  • Sell your home – get assisted by experienced realtors.

  • Make a Short Sale – if your home costs less than how much you owe.

  • Sign a Deed-in-Lieu – agreement between the owner and lender, canceling the foreclosure action.

Several nonprofit organizations can also help you in negotiations with your lender:

  • HUD Approved Counseling Agencies
  • Hope Now
Cassiano Travareli has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosures market over 5 years.

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