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Foreclosure and Loan Modification Blog

Do You Want To Take Your Foreclosure Case To Trial?

If you are in foreclosure in a judicial foreclosure state, your case can "go to trial."

Some homeowners think they want to go to trial to have their day in court, a chance to tell their story to a judge or jury and get justice. However, real life is not like an episode of a legal drama show. There will be no sensational surprise at the end, and probably not much of anything exciting. And even if you do win, you will not get a free house.

In many cases, it makes sense to avoid going to trial because it's better to come to an agreement with the lender before it gets to that point. But sometimes that's not practical, and a case does end up at trial.

The Worst Advice We've Heard About Loan Modifications and Foreclosure

If you tell people that you're trying to get a loan modification to avoid foreclosure and keep your home, inevitably some of them will offer advice, whether they know what they're talking about or not.

Acting on bad guidance for something so important can be harmful to your chances of getting the outcome you want.

Here's some of the worst advice we've heard about loan modifications and foreclosure: 

"Stop paying your mortgage to get a loan mod"

Homeowners who are current on their mortgage have been told that they need to stop paying their mortgage to be eligible for a loan modification.

This is wrong.

You do need to show that you've had a hardship that's making it hard to afford your mortgage, but you do not have to be in default to get a loan modification.

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 3/4/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.


Every week we obtain loan modifications for our clients with a variety of loan servicers. You can see these results as they are announced on Twitter (#loanmodwow) or Facebook. Here are some of our results from this week with Freedom, Seterus, Wells Fargo and SPS:

What's Taking So Long For Your Final Loan Modification Offer?

You did the hard work of applying for a loan modification and making your trial modification payments. Congratulations!

After making that last trial payment, the only thing to do is wait for the bank to send you a final modification offer, then you can finally put your foreclosure nightmare behind you forever and move on with life. Right?

Unfortunately, your permanent modification offer may not come right away. Why is that?

Applying For A Loan Modification

Applying for a loan modification is no easy task. You have to submit a package of documents called a Request for Mortgage Assistance or RMA.  Often the servicer will require the homeowner to continually resubmit newer versions of the same documents such as bank statements while the application is under review.

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 2/25/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.


Every week we obtain loan modifications for our clients with a variety of loan servicers. You can see these results as they are announced on Twitter (#loanmodwow) or Facebook. Here are some of our results from this week with Ocwen Mortgage & Carrington:

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 2/18/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 2/11/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.

Every week we obtain loan modifications for our clients with a variety of loan servicers. You can see these results as they are announced on Twitter (#loanmodwow) or Facebook. Here are some of our results from this week with Freedom Mortgage, Flagstar Mortgage, Shellpoint Mortgage, and SPS: 

Freedom Mortgage 

After falling $43,594.86 and 28 months past due on her mortgage, we helped our Freedom Mortgage client get a three month Ginnie Mae trial loan modification plan with a fresh start!

When Should You File Bankruptcy To Avoid Foreclosure?

Bankruptcy could help you delay foreclosure or avoid it entirely. So, if you're facing foreclosure, does that mean that you need to file bankruptcy? And if so, when?

There are ways to deal with your mortgage default that don't involve bankruptcy, some of which may be better. Whether or not bankruptcy is right for you depends on what other options are available to you and how close you are to losing your home.

If you've just defaulted, you probably have time to work toward a solution that doesn't involve bankruptcy. But if you've been served with foreclosure papers (in a judicial foreclosure state), have a sale date in the near future, and no other options, then bankruptcy could be right for you.

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 2/4/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.

Every week we obtain loan modifications for our clients with a variety of loan servicers. You can see these results as they are announced on Twitter (#loanmodwow) or Facebook. Here are some of our results from this week with Loan Care and Ocwen:

Loan Care

After falling 12 months and $11,047 past due on his mortgage payments, we helped our Loan Care client get a fresh start with a final FHA loan modification and new 30-year term! 

Successful Loan Modification Roundup Week of 1/28/19

Disclaimer: These results should not be taken as a guarantee, as each case is unique. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners. Here are some of their stories.

Every week we obtain loan modifications for our clients with a variety of loan servicers. You can see these results as they are announced on Twitter (#loanmodwow) or Facebook. Here are some of our results from this week with Ocwen, Cenlar, Chase, and US Bank:

Ocwen

Yes! Our Ocwen clients were $7,024.07 past due on their mortgage, but we helped them get a permanent loan modification with $160.79 cheaper monthly payment and incredible $28,553.86 in principal forgiven!

About this Blog

Amerihope Alliance Legal Services is a leading loan modification and foreclosure defense law firm with attorneys licensed in 5 states. We have helped over 7,000 homeowners fight back and keep their homes.

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Our goal is to provide valuable information to help homeowners who are trying to obtain a loan modification or to stop foreclosure. You may schedule a free consultation at any time.

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