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December 16, 2010

Preforeclosure

Preforeclosure is the last opportunity borrowers have to cure mortgage arrears or work out a payment plan with their lender to avoid foreclosure. This phase takes place once lenders send out a Notice of Default, which normally occurs when borrowers are 60 days delinquent with loan payments.

Once mortgagors enter into preforeclosure they may limit eligibility for foreclosure prevention strategies. Therefore, it is important to attempt to work out a payment plan the moment borrowers realize they will not be able to fulfill their loan obligation.

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June 23, 2009

How to Short Sale

How to short sale real estate is a hot topic. With millions of homeowners facing foreclosure, short selling property has emerged as the latest and greatest real estate technique. The truth is, short sales have existed for decades. It wasn't until the collapse of financial institutions that this option became public knowledge.

A single article isn't sufficient for learning how to short sale property. The process is complex and requires mountains of paperwork and hours of negotiation. Short sales involve convincing your lender to allow you to sell your house for less than you owe on your mortgage note. Since banks are in business to make money, borrowers must be knowledgeable about the process if they want to obtain short sale approval.

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June 17, 2009

Short Sale Home

A short sale home is a house that is being sold for less than is owed on the mortgage note. Borrowers facing foreclosure can sometimes engage in short sales with lender approval. The short sale process is pretty complex and requires a tremendous amount of paperwork, but can allow homeowners to walk away without owing additional money.

A short sale home isn't any different than other homes for sale. In fact, these properties can be quite profitable for real estate investors or buyers looking for a good deal. The downside of purchasing short sale homes is the transaction must be handled through the borrower's mortgage lender.

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May 19, 2008

Florida Real Estate Investing

Florida real estate is making headline news. With a reported 198-percent increase in foreclosure rates during the first quarter of 2008, this once hot real estate market is in a hurricane-strength downward spiral. South Florida residents have taken a hard hit, with nearly 1,300 foreclosure filings last month. Default Research, Inc., provider of nationwide foreclosure statistics is reporting an average of 220 foreclosure filings per day across the Sunshine State.

Experts suggest investing in Florida real estate now could result in massive profits when the real estate market bounces back. And, bounce back it will. Real estate is a necessary commodity. People need a place to live. Private investors, who purchase distressed Florida real estate properties now, can make a fortune in rental income over the long-term.

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May 07, 2008

Pre Foreclosure

Pre foreclosure is the process instituted by mortgage lenders when borrowers default on their house payments. Most lenders take pre foreclosure action when the borrower fails to remit their mortgage payment for two or more consecutive months. Occasionally, lenders will wait three months before filing pre foreclosure notice; however, this is rare.

The pre foreclosure stage gives borrowers an opportunity to work with their lending institution to rectify the situation and avoid foreclosure. If the borrower is able to get their mortgage payments current the lender will generally reinstate the loan and no further action will be taken.

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September 02, 2007

What Foreclosures Have to Offer.

The word 'foreclosure' is oftentimes associated with a run-down, fixer upper house in need of dire repair. While this holds true at times, foreclosure homes can also be found in upper- and middle-class communities. Many of these houses are less than five years old, making them an excellent investment for both home buyers and real estate investors.

Foreclosures are enticing because they can be purchased under market value. With a little elbow grease and a few cosmetic changes, a foreclosure home could be a wise and profitable investment. On the other hand, it could be a complete nightmare.

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August 26, 2007

Pre Foreclosure Thoughts

Do you have a cash flow problem? Insurmountable debts? Trouble with your mortgage? Foreclosure could be just around the corner unless you act now.

If you have debt trouble or a just a problem paying your monthly bills, you may be at risk of foreclosure. Yes, skip one payment on your mortgage and your lender is entitled to seize your property. Perhaps you're already in pre-foreclosure after defaulting on one or more payments.

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July 05, 2007

Pre Foreclosure

Pre foreclosure is the term used to describe action taken by a mortgage lender against a borrower who has defaulted on their mortgage loan. Typically, a preforeclosures notice is sent when the borrower fails to remit their mortgage payment for two or more consecutive months.

In the preforeclosure stage, borrowers still have the opportunity to work with the lending institution to rectify the situation. If they are unable to come to terms with the lender, chances are they will lose their home and all the money they invested in it.

If you are facing foreclosure on your home it's important to take immediate action. The worst thing you can do is avoid contacting the lender and hope it will all go away. The fact of the matter is the lender has every right to reclaim the property if you are unable to make payments.

Should the lender foreclose on your home and sell it at auction, you will be liable for any remaining balance on the loan. This could amount to several thousand dollars, so you want to do everything you can to avoid foreclosure and having your home sold at auction. A foreclosure will remain on your credit report for up to seven years. This can have detrimental effects on obtaining credit of any sort and may prevent you from purchasing another home for many years.

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