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July 22, 2008
Deed in lieu of foreclosure is a legal document which allows Borrowers to transfer all interest of their property to their lender. Individuals facing foreclosure are able to utilize deed in lieu of foreclosure to stop foreclosure proceedings and return their real estate to the bank.
The main advantage to deed in lieu of foreclosure is it allows the Borrower to immediately be released from their mortgage debt. In essence, the Borrower hands over the keys to their lender and walks away from the house. Deed in lieu of foreclosure is relatively quick and less traumatic than the foreclosure process. Additionally, deed in lieu of foreclosure is usually less damaging to the Borrower's credit.