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How to Avoid VA Home Foreclosure

Oct 9, 2007
Facing foreclosure can be one of the hardest things that a homeowner has to endure. Thinking about the prospect of losing the home that they have loved and created memories in can be extremely depressing. All of these emotions and the lack of answers can tempt many to run away from the problem rather than confront it and figure out a solution. The same is especially true with a VA home foreclosure.

The VA home loan is a loan that is only offered to members or former members of the armed forces. The loan is different from civilian financing in that it is guaranteed by the government. This means that if the owner can no longer pay for the loan, a VA home foreclosure will occur and the government will step in and pay off the mortgage. The home then becomes the property of the government and is often sold at auction for a small fraction of what it is worth on the real estate market.

A VA home foreclosure can be devastating not only to the homeowner's emotional well being but to their finances as well. If something is not done to stop the foreclosure process, they know all too well that they can lose your home and ruin their chances of buying another home. They may even have to file bankruptcy to avoid further legal action regarding the loss of the home.

In many cases, a notice of VA home foreclosure is received after a time period of financial hardship. The hardship may be over, but the homeowner is faced with an outrageous overdue mortgage payment and has no idea how to catch it up. If the homeowner can show his or her mortgage company that they will be able to continue making the payments and that the hardship is over, the mortgage company may reinstate the loan and allow the homeowner to pay the past due balance over a period of time.

If the financial situation of the homeowner has changed permanently, a VA home foreclosure can still be avoided and the home saved through refinancing the current mortgage. In many circumstances this will lower the payment enough so that the homeowner can now afford to make it.

Before the VA home foreclosure takes place, the homeowner also has the option to sell the home. This can be done through a real estate agent or by the owner himself. Selling the home will allow the owner to cancel out the debt and begin again with his/her credit standing in tact.

When a notice of foreclosure has been sent, the homeowner is not the only one who is aware of it. Many investors looking to buy inexpensive foreclosures may contact the owner to see if they can purchase the property. While many of these are legit, there are some scam artists out there who try to swindle a homeowner facing VA home foreclosure out of their home.
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