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Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification Blog

How To Tell If You Can Save Your Home From Foreclosure

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Saturday, December 10, 2016

When you take out a mortgage to buy a home, your plan is to never miss a payment and live in the house until you pay off the mortgage or sell the property to buy another home. So what happens when the plan goes awry and you miss payments? You're at risk of losing your home to foreclosure, obviously.

However, foreclosure doesn't happen like flipping a light switch. In judicial foreclosure states the foreclosure process is long and filled with legal procedures that most homeowners aren't familiar with and don't understand.

It can be hard to tell when you're fighting for a lost cause, and when you should keep fighting, and how. Here's a look at some of the things that happen, and how to tell if you could still keep your home when they happen.

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Topics: stop foreclosure, i have a foreclosure sale date, how to stop foreclosure, loan modification, foreclosure, writ of possession, summons and complaint

Common Foreclosure Defenses And How They May Work For You

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Friday, December 11, 2015

If you've been notified that you're in danger of losing your home, you have probably experienced panic, dread, and fear. There are so many unknowns. Will you be able to keep your home? Will your credit be ruined? Where will you move, and when? How will your life change when you lose your home?

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Topics: how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense

How To Work With A Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Monday, October 26, 2015

So, you've experienced a hardship that caused you to fall behind on your mortgage payments, but you're committed to doing whatever it takes to keep your home. You know that you'll need the help of a lawyer to have the best chance at success. But, once you've hired a qualified attorney, what do you need to do to help them fight to keep your home?

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Topics: how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense, loan modification help

Short-Sales, Not All You've Heard Is True...

Posted by Madel Bermudez

Monday, June 23, 2014

I know you've heard the term short-sale before, I mean, after 2008, who hasn't? Yet many of you who have heard the term, don't know what it means or how it works. Basically, a short-sale “is when a bank agrees to accept less than the total amount owed on a mortgage to avoid having to foreclose on the property. This is not a new practice; banks have been doing short sales for years. Only recently, due to the current state of the housing market and economy, has this process become a part of the public consciousness.”

Voila, that is all you need to know about short-sales... End of article here...

Just kidding...

The description above sounds like a no brainer (you already knew that!). However, understanding the elements needed to obtain a short-sale isn't quite like takin' a walk in the park . Although short-sales these days are a common practice, many homeowners are given information that is kinda sorta not true (misunderstandings, myths, fallacies, whatever you want to call it) about short-sales. Now, don't freak out because I've come up with a plan to clear some of those common misconceptions for you, so look below and feast your eyes on what you thought you already knew....But was really just wrong.

I'm going to call this segment... the modern day short-sale fallacies.

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Topics: how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense, short sale

Eminent Domain to Help Fight Foreclosure In New Jersey, Who Knew!

Posted by Madel Bermudez

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

If you're not quite sure what eminent domain is, or if you just forgot, then let me refresh your memory. Eminent domain is “The compulsory purchase (as in, required by law, obligatory, mandatory, or in other words AGAINST YOUR WILL) to take private property (in this case your home) for public use by a state or national government. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even private persons or corporations when they are authorized to exercise functions of public character.... I don't know about you, but being forced out of my home by the government doesn't seem like a great idea to me, and now New Jersey homeowners are on boat with (a watered down version of eminent domain) to (possibly) save them from losing their homes? Are you seeing an awkward paradox here...? (WHAT THE HECK NEW JERSEY?!).

Ok, ok, let's stop the dramatic antics, even though eminent domain (in its natural definition) sounds sadistic and sinister, Newark, New Jersey's government is planning to use it for homeowners' benefit. Apparently, there is a new process in the works that would “allow the township to seize underwater mortgages and restructure them on behalf of homeowners to make payments more affordable.” Hmm, sounds intriguing, what else?

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, stop foreclosure, how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense

Get to Know New Consumer Protections on Mortgages

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

By John Voket 

I received some important information issued through the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group - ConnPIRG - which is one of a network of these nonprofit consumer agencies operating across the country.

ConnPIRG issued a notice that new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules are now in effect that will help protect homeowners and homebuyers from the mortgage abuses they say led to the housing crisis.

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Topics: how to stop foreclosure, loan modification attorney, lenders

The Secrets to Effective Foreclosure Defense in Illinois

Posted by Jake Sterling

Monday, December 30, 2013

Illinois continues to have one of the highest foreclosure rates in the U.S. Homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments for a variety of reasons, and borrowers are unaware that even if they are unable to make their mortgage payments and falling to foreclosure, they may have an effective defense that can save their home from foreclosure, or, at minimum, buy more time by working with an experienced foreclosure attorney.

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Topics: stop foreclosure, illinois foreclosure lawyer, how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense

8 Ways Homeowners Can Stop Foreclosure

Posted by Jake Sterling

Friday, November 22, 2013

Experiencing temporary or long-term hardship or receiving a foreclosure notice is not a death notice for your house.There are a wide range of options available for homeowners who are in financial trouble.

Cats can't save your home, but the tactics below can!

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Topics: stop foreclosure, how to stop foreclosure

What Is a Deficiency Judgment, and How Can You Avoid One?

Posted by Jake Sterling

Friday, November 15, 2013

The unofficial definition of a deficiency judgment, sometimes called a mortgage deficiency judgment, could be something like: “…When your former mortgage lender won’t let you go.” Unfortunately, the real answer is a little more complicated.

If the unthinkable happens and you lose your home to foreclosure sale, there could be two outcomes. The first outcome is that the lender receives the amount of money you owe on the mortgage. In a perfect world, your house is worth $100,000 and it sells at foreclosure auction for at least $100,000, then your mortgage lender is just a bad memory (maybe).

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Topics: how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense, foreclosure deficiency, life after foreclosure

Foreclosure Myth Busters: Debunking 6 Common Myths

Posted by Jake Sterling

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

If you were to believe everything you've ever heard, stepping on a crack would result in your mother's broken back, and you'd be more golden than King Midas based on all the pots you would have collected at the end of rainbows. However, these myths are just like many of the foreclosure myths, simply untrue. Recognizing some of the crazier myths has always been easy, but many of the foreclosure myths seemingly have merit. In the quest for the truth, some of the most common foreclosure myths are put to the test. In true myth buster fashion, the following information features foreclosure myths tested, tried, and ultimately debunked.

MYTH #1

My credit will be damaged forever.

Although a foreclosure will have a negative effect on your credit score, you can recover. Today's borrowers can be approved for FHA loans in as little as one year after a foreclosure. However, you can't have any other derogatory marks on your credit report at the time.

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Topics: stop foreclosure, how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense

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