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May 24, 2012
Homeowners facing Freddie Mac foreclosures ought to become familiar with programs that can help keep their house or exit gracefully. There are several programs that offer foreclosure assistance, but it's important to become proactive at the first sign of financial distress.
The first step to avoid Freddie Mac foreclosures is to get in touch with your lender. You will have access to more options by opening the line of communication with the bank. Options include refinance, mortgage forbearance, reinstatement, repayment plan, and loan modification.
It's important to become educated about the pros and cons of each option. Homeowners can obtain free housing counseling through community agencies approved by HUD. Housing counselors can review your situation to determine which programs you might qualify for.
March 17, 2011
If you're facing house foreclosure chances are you are uncertain of what to do. No one wants to lose their home, but sometimes there are no options left besides throwing in the towel. Believe it or not, even if you cannot save your home you can overcome this hurdle.
Let's face it. House foreclosure is scary. Not only do you lose a valuable asset, foreclosure has a tendency to strip away confidence and often leaves people feeling like a failure. As one who frequently talks to people facing tough decisions, I almost always recommend sitting down with a calculator and figuring out if saving your home is worth the effort.
December 22, 2009
A deed is a common document used in real estate transactions to transfer property titles. Real estate deeds must be filed through the local County Recorder's office. They are used to document legal property description, individuals involved in the transaction, and property owner.
When real estate is transferred, a new deed is recorded. The type of deed used depends on the state where property is located, as well as the type of real estate transaction. The most common include: warranty deeds, deed of trust, quitclaim, grant, and deed in lieu of foreclosure. Let's take a brief look at each deed definition.
November 13, 2009
Deed in lieu is an option presented to borrowers facing foreclosure. Deed in lieu agreements allow borrowers to return their house to the mortgage lender and walk away. Although homeowners' lose all vested monies and receive no sale proceeds they can avoid foreclosure and lessen credit damage.
Mortgage lenders are not required to offer deed in lieu agreements. However, banks benefit by this type of real estate transaction because it allows them to avoid the costly expense of foreclosure eviction.
September 10, 2008
Foreclosure rates are skyrocketing and millions of Americans are facing the very real possibility of losing their home. Many homeowners are choosing to walk away from their house because they can no longer afford to pay high-interest mortgage notes on real estate which is now worth less than it was when they purchased it.
Foreclosure is also affecting numerous unsuspecting tenants. Oftentimes, homeowners rent their distressed property in hopes of being able to retain their property. If they end up losing their home to foreclosure, tenants are forced to move and generally end up losing their security deposit and advanced rent monies.