Keys Reasons to Avoid Foreclosure

MINIMIZING  damage to the credit. Foreclosure and bankruptcy are public records that cause fatal damage to credit scores (foreclosure up to 7 years and bankruptcy up to 10 years).

MAINTAINING control and integrity. Eviction is an unpleasant experience where the borrower is forced to lose the house against his/her will.

 

Ways Foreclosure Can Affect You

CREDIT RATING

  • A foreclosure will remain as a public record on a person’s credit report for 10 years or more.
  • Credit scores could drop 250 to over 300 points.
  • A foreclosure affects the score for over 3 years.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Employers have the right and are actively checking the credit regularly of all employees who are in sensitive positions. A foreclosure, in many cases, is ground for immediate reassignment or termination.

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

Many employers are requiring credit checks on all job applicants. A foreclosure is one of the most detrimental credit an applicant can have and in most cases will challenge employment.

 

Alternatives to Foreclosure

REPAYMENT PLAN: Delinquent payments distributed over a period of time and added to the original monthly payment amount.

FOREBEARANCE: Temporarily allows homeowner to pay  less than the amount due or suspend payments entirely for a spicified period of time.

LOAN MODIFICATION: Applies past due interest and escrow amounts to the unpaid principle and r-amortizes the loan over a new term.

SHORT SALE: Allows homeowners to sell home for less than is owed.

DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURES: Allows homeowner to voluntarily transfer property back to the bank in exchange of forgiveness of debt.

BANKRUPTCY: If it is other loans, such as unsecured debt (credit cards, medical bills, etc.) that is making your mortgage un-affordable, you could file for bankruptcy but reaffirm your mortgage and car to keep those.

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