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Tips On How To Avoid Foreclosure

Aug 17, 2007
Foreclosure occurs when you fail to make your payments and the mortgage company takes legal action to repossess your home or property. Mortgage foreclosure may take place if a homeowner, who has taken out a loan, defaults on the mortgage payments. Through the process of mortgage foreclosure, the lender company can take possession of the defaulted home. In case the value of the home is less than the mortgaged amount, the borrower may have to face the 'deficiency judgment' to pay the balance amount. Mortgage foreclosure also has a negative impact on the homeowner's credit score.

Even though you may be facing mortgage foreclosure does not mean you have to lose the house. There are many ways to stop foreclosure when you are faced with mortgage foreclosure on your home. Some ways to avoid foreclosures include forbearance, loan modification, mortgage refinancing, sale of the property, etc.

It is also important that you save your house from mortgage foreclosure in order to maintain a good credit rating. If you have trouble making your mortgage payments, the first thing you need to do is contact your mortgage company and let them know. Prepare all your financial information such as tax returns, bank statement, etc. and do not abandon the property to avoid mortgage foreclosure. You can even have an option to go for a 'pre-foreclosure' sale where you simply sell your home before the bank completes the mortgage foreclosure.

To stop foreclosures, there are several other things that a homeowner can do. Homeowners can try and apply for Special Forbearance to avoid foreclosure. This may lead to a revision of the repayment schedule and in some cases the payment may either be revised or suspended. Your lender is not in the business of taking homes through mortgage foreclosure; they make more money by lending your mortgage payment to other homeowners.

If you are familiar with the foreclosure listings in your area, it will make things easier for you when you discuss with your lenders. Foreclosure listings are the lists of foreclosure homes, with comprehensive information and details geared towards potential buyers interested in buying a foreclosure property. Foreclosure listings provide detailed description on various aspects such as the property details, foreclosure information, neighborhood information, sales history, tax information and also the contact information. To find out more on foreclosure listings, the internet is a good place to learn more on the subject.
About the Author
For more on Foreclosures visit Avoid Foreclosure and Stop Foreclosures . Susan also writes at Education and Reference.
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