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Tips For Saving Your Home From Foreclosure

Aug 21, 2008
Foreclosures today are at an all-time high and many people are losing their homes in staggering numbers. Dealing with the financial difficulties that often lead to foreclosure are more than stressful enough without adding the horrendous threat of losing your home to the mix.

There are numerous reasons why so many peoples homes have ending up going into foreclosure. The usual list of misfortunate reasons oftentimes include; illness, death in the family, unemployment, excessive debt, adjustable rate increases or going through a costly divorce.

Even if you are being threatened with foreclosure, there are still some things that you can do to stop foreclosure and save your home and your credit rating. Here are several beneficial tips that can help you to put a halt to foreclosure proceedings you may be facing.

Tip #1. Ask for Extended Time to Pay Up: One thing that you may be able to do to stop foreclosure is to ask for extended time to pay up. You see, most lenders do not really want to foreclose on you since it costs them a lot of money to do so.

They much rather have you pay the money. So, ask for a bit more time to pay the money that you owe. They may wait on taking the legal action of foreclosure if you can come up with a repayment plan to follow.

Tip #2. Have the Payments Spread Out Over a Specific Term: Spreading the payments out over a specific term may help you to stop foreclosure as well. If you have missed a few payments, you may be able to add a couple hundred dollars a month to what you pay now.

You can do this for the next year to pay off the payments that you have missed. You get to keep your home and the lender is satisfied that they are getting their money.

Tip #3. Get the Interest Rate Frozen: If you are dealing with a mortgage that has an adjustable rate and that is causing you to have problems with repayment, you may find that your lender is willing to change your loan terms and freeze that rate for you before it goes up even more. This is essentially a note modification and is an excellent option when facing foreclosure.

Tip #4. Add Payments to the Balance of the Mortgage: In the event that you have already missed several payments, ask the lender if they will consider adding those missed payments to the balance of your mortgage. This usually works if you have a nice bit of equity in the home so they may add these payments to the loan balance, which is essentially refinancing the home.

Tip#5. Take Advantage of a Partial Claim: In some cases, you may be able to get a separate loan that will pay off the payments you have missed which is known as a partial claim. While this is not always an option, it is an option that is available with some government loans that you may want to consider.
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Alan Largo is the creator and administrator of Stop Any Foreclosure and strives to assist others identify with their adverse mortgage situation through informative reviews. You're invited to visit Stop Any Foreclosure to read his most recent article review.
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