Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Foreclosure
You already know that your home is in foreclosure. You’ve received that dreaded Notice of Default. You know that after 90 days, your home can be scheduled for a Trustee Sale. You don’t have a lot of time left. Your home with all its memories, hopes and dreams will be gone. What are you going to do?
Facing foreclosure can be every homeowner’s worst nightmare. These days, you see a lot of companies offering you a “solution” to your problems. But can they actually deliver? Should you short sale your home, refinance or should you apply for a loan modification? The options you hear about can be confusing because you don’t know what to believe and who to trust.
People make the decision to purchase a home for different reasons. Perhaps you planned on staying in this house for good. Or maybe it was just going to be a temporary home until you were ready for a bigger and nicer place. Some people buy strictly for investment purposes, hoping that someday they would be able to sell it at a profit after living in it for a few years. But things don’t always go as planned.
One of the legal remedies available to stop a foreclosure is by filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 gets you up to 5 years to catch up and keep your home. If you have other debts like credit cards, personal loans, IRS taxes, medical bills, back property taxes and all other types of debt, it also allows you to consolidate all these bills into one monthly payment that you can afford. A lot of people are not aware of this, but Chapter 13 is a lot more affordable than trying to bring your account current with the lender on your own.
The biggest mistake that you can make when facing foreclosure is to wait until the last minute to take action. Once foreclosure begins, the clock is ticking and every day you wait doing nothing is a day wasted. At least find out what all the available options are and from there, you can hopefully decide on a solution that’s right for you. If you are facing foreclosure and need to save your home (or at least know your options), call RJB Law Offices at 1-866-477-7772.
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