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How To Stop Foreclosure

Joan Rose Castillo
May 17, 2008
Foreclosure is the unforeseen problem that could take all your dreams and all your hard work away. You worked hard to have a beautiful dream house then suddenly because of foreclosure you could lose it all. There are many reasons why foreclosure happens: One is a sudden death in the family, another is someone in your family needs money for hospitalization, divorce is another reason of foreclosure, then another reason is losing your job or you do not keep track of your daily expenses and sometimes you spend more than you could afford, then this would result to debts and then you would use the money for your mortgage to pay that debt that would make you miss the monthly payment of your mortgage which would result to foreclosure,if and when foreclosure is inevitable, here are some ways to stop foreclosure:

1. Do not ignore the first foreclosure notice that will arrive at your doorstep, ignoring this is detrimental to your situation. Ignoring the notice of foreclosure is a surefire way of losing your home.If you do not ignore the first foreclosure notice you will have enough time to make a plan to stop foreclosure of your home.

2. Call your lender as soon you received the notice for foreclosure so that you could make a deal with your lender, because you will find it hard to make any kind of deal with the lender once foreclosure proceeding has started.

3. Lessen your daily expenses and the savings that you could get from that could be used to pay the unpaid mortgage fee to stop foreclosure.

4. Find a listing of companies or organizations which specializes in helping those whose property is threatened by foreclosure. They would be able to provide you with the options that you could choose from to stop foreclosure.

5. Get in touch with someone who is an expert in foreclosure processes or an expert on how to stop foreclosure, start with your local government, they should have a lists of individuals or organizations that you could approach to help you with you stop foreclosure. Moreover, most of the local government has an agency that helps their constituent to stop foreclosure. You just have to take the time to explain to them your situation and do not be embarrassed to ask the government for help to stop foreclosure of your home.

6. You could take out a loan to stop foreclosure. There are organizations or businesses that specializes on this sort of problems. However, look out for those scamming lending investors.Make sure that you check first the credentials of the lending investor that you chose to take out a loan with.

7. If you could pay the amount that is past due then do so for this is the quickest way to stop foreclosure.

8. Ask the lender if you could divide the total amount of your unpaid balance within a few months so that you would be able meet the amount of your unpaid balance for every month.For this you have to show your lender supporting documents that will serve as a proof that you could meet the monthly payments. Supporting documents could be a certification form your work, stating your monthly salary. Supporting documents could also be from your bank which shows that you have enough money or assets.

9. Liquidate your other available assets like your personal properties such as your car, antiques, furniture, paintings, jewelries, electronics devices, appliances, other real estate properties such as condo, raw land, so that could use the cash from that to be able to stop foreclosure.

Just remember,do not ignore the foreclosure notice and once you have it do not panic, you could stop foreclosure because just like any problem there would always be a solution.
About the Author
Joan Rose Castillo is an article writer for a web and software development company. For more information, visit www.samaritanpartners.com
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