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Mortgage Payment Problems: What If You Can't Pay?
April 21, 2003 "I lost my job and have been making my mortgage payment from savings.  At some point, I will run out of savings.  What should I do? Some variant of this letter is appearing in my mailbox with ... more...

Options When Equity in Your Home Is Gone
April 23, 1999 I have been transferred and need to sell my home. The market has gone down and I owe more than the home is worth. Is there any relief available to allow me to avoid paying the difference to the lender at the time ... more...

foreclosure related definitions

Foreclosure A legal process by which the lender or the seller forces a sale of a mortgaged property because the borrower has not met the terms of the mortgage. Also known as a repossession of property. When the process is complete, it is typically said that "the lender has ... more...

Delinquency Failure to make payments on time. This can lead to foreclosure. First, a mortgage becomes delinquent, when the borrower stops making payments. Second, the delinquency is either reinstated (payments are resumed) or the lender forecloses. ... more...

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Tips for Stopping Foreclosure
Foreclosure is a four-letter word to any homeowner. The thought of losing a home to foreclosure is scary, and any homeowner would do whatever possible to avoid this predicament.What is foreclosure, exactly? Legally, if homeowners continually miss mortgage payments, the lender can repossess the ... more...

Stop Foreclosure - 7 Tips to Save Your Home
Faced with the threat of a foreclosure on their home, with all the weight of the mortgage industry and its army of attorneys against them, the average homeowner might feel like David facing Goliath.But David defeated Goliath !David had a sling and some pebbles.You have an armory of tactics and ... more...

Preventing Foreclosure Proceedings and Understanding Your Options
Every year over 8 million homeowners are seeking help preventing foreclosure proceedings. This is a stunning 30 year high. Experts project that by 2006, 12 million homeowners will be teetering on the brink of foreclosure. Many homeowners are not aware that they can prevent foreclosure and save ... more...

Pre-Foreclosure Investing
The advantage to buying a property at a foreclosure auction is that you can often pay far less than you would have under normal circumstances. Frequently you can invest in improvements and then sell the home for a much higher price than your cost.The disadvantages and risks are more numerous. ... more...

Real Estate Foreclosure and Your Mortgage Financing Options
Foreclosure is one of the risks involved in engaging in business or owning a property if financing comes from a lender which can be a bank, an institution, family and friends and any agencies that can provide the needed amount. Owning a home is one of the needs that man desires to fulfill but ... more...

Getting Started in Real Estate Foreclosure Investing
Decide to Invest in Real Estate Foreclosure InvestingWith the increase in Real Estate property appreciation rates across America, a prospective foreclosure buyer may want to fix up a property to improve its value to live in, to rent out or to resell. The strategy a buyer pursues will determine ... more...

What Homeowners Should Know to Stop Foreclosure- Speaking Your Lender's Language
Financial literacy is the means of empowering consumers to make informed financial decisions through exposure to accurate and timely information. In no other area is the void of accurate information more evident that in the area of foreclosure.The national foreclosure rate is at the highest level ... more...

Real Estate Investing Foreclosures
First thing I would suggest regarding foreclosures learn as much as you can on this subject. Foreclosures are considered to be very complex type of real estate investing. Second important thing for the real estate investor is - study the local market. Be sure and follow up to see what the ... more...

From Foreclosure to Forbearance - The Art of Negotiation
As an active real estate investor you probably already know that the most important phase of your investment is when you buy the property. Most of us are getting the bargains in the foreclosure market. You will agree with me that the best time to buy is before the actual foreclosure. This is ... more...

The Value of Foreclosed Property
The discount on a foreclosed property is not as great if the state allows deficiency judgments by lenders against borrowers. In contrast, the discount is larger if the property is being sold in a state that requires foreclosures to proceed through the judicial system. Lastly, appraisals seem to be ... more...

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