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February 03, 2012

Property

Owning property has been the foundation of America since proclaiming independence in 1776. Becoming a property owner has become considerably more difficult in the past four years as banks collapsed and mortgage providers repossessed homes in record number.

The level of foreclosure property is staggering, with estimates of over 6 million repossessed homes since 2007. While foreclosure rates dropped in 2011 they are expected to increase in 2012.

To make matters worse, an increase in bank foreclosures could cause home values to decline further. This could lead to an increase in the number of people that enter into strategic foreclosure.

Real Estate Investing article on "Property"

July 12, 2011

Strategic Foreclosure

"Strategic foreclosure" is the newest phrase circulating throughout the media. It refers to homeowners who elect to walk away from their underwater mortgage even if they can afford payments. As property values continue to decline, experts predict many homeowners will elect to walk away.

The problem with strategic foreclosure is walking away does not give homeowners immunity from paying their mortgage. In fact, those who engage in this strategy could end up owing money on property they no longer own.

Real Estate Investing article on "Strategic Foreclosure "

June 06, 2011

Strategic Foreclosure

Strategic foreclosure is the latest buzzword circulating throughout the real estate industry. The mortgage crisis left millions of homeowners owing more than their home is worth. Experts predict housing prices will further decline and set off a frenzy of homeowners who voluntarily enter into foreclosure.

The strategic foreclosure trend began with celebrities and the wealthy defaulting on loan payments in attempt to force lenders into negotiation. Banks aren't willing to negotiate loan terms and certainly won't write off declining property values when homeowners can afford to make payments. The only way to get their attention is to stop paying mortgage payments.

Real Estate Investing article on "Strategic Foreclosure "