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We specialize in working with homeowners who need guidance and compassionate support through the sale of a home involved in a personal bankruptcy. There are several alternatives available for homeowners in a tight financial situation. We will familiarize you with choices and additional knowledge that can help you arrive at a decision you feel comfortable with.
Do Nothing - Lose home at foreclosure auction. Loan applications generally ask if the applicant has ever been foreclosed upon. Credit reports also disclose this damaging information.
Payoff/Refinance – Completely paying off the entire loan amount plus any default amount and fees. New debt is normally at a higher interest rate and there may be a prepayment penalty because of the recent default. With this option, there needs to be equity in the home.
Reinstatement – Paying the entire default amount plus interest, attorney fees, late fees, taxes, missed payments and fees.
Forbearance – Lender may be able to arrange a repayment plan based on the homeowner’s financial situation. The lender may even be able to provide a temporary payment reduction or suspension of payments.
Loan Modification – Use the existing mortgage company to refinance the debt or extend the terms of the loan.
Partial Claim – This option comprises facilitating a loan from the lender for a second loan to include back payments, costs and fees.
Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure – Give the property back to the bank instead of the bank foreclosing. Banks generally require the home be well maintained, all mortgage payments and taxes must be current.
Bankruptcy – This option can liquidate debt and/or allow more time. Chapter 7 (Liquidation), Chapter 13 (Wage Earner Plan) Chapter 11 (Business Reorganization).
Sell Your Home – Homeowners may sell the home without lender approval for a conventional home sale, if the property has equity (money left over after all loans and monetary encumbrances are paid).
Short Sale - At the other end of the spectrum, a short sale, also known as a pre-foreclosure sale, can be negotiated with your lender by your real estate professional if what is owed is more than the property’s value. Call us for no-obligation consultation!
One very important thing to remember: Time is of the essence! So, take quick action in order to allow yourself enough time to complete the chosen process.
Now that you are educated about your options --- We are here to help you reach a desired end result! We have been helping homeowners achieve their goals through property sale and purchase for many years.
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