Foreclosure is scary. The word brings to mind the loss of everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve. But foreclosure CAN be prevented. There are several options open to you that can work to help you keep your home. They may include forbearance, loan modification, mortgage refinancing, and deed in lieu of foreclosure.
There are a few things you need to think about up front. First is that the longer you wait to contact your bank, the worse the situation is going to be. If you are even one payment behind, contact them. Now. If they are trying to contact you, DO NOT IGNORE THEM. It is amazing the numbers of people who ignore their bank’s attempts to contact them and work something out. Pretending it isn’t happening doesn’t work.
Be ready to provide all pertinent financial information, and tell them that you would like to work out an arrangement until you can continue making payments. Also, keep records of any contact you have with your lender: date, time, person spoken with. Just be honest. Don’t promise or agree to something if you know you can’t do it.
If you and the bank are unable to work out an arrangement, there are people who can help you modify your loan. These are people who are specialists in negotiating with banks and are well informed about the mortgage industry. Everyone has a different situation, so contacting them will get you more information as to what they can do for you. Most have web sites with Loan Modification Free Consultation forms you can simply fill out and get a response within hours.
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