Preventing Foreclosure: Top Tips on How to Avoid it

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Preventing Foreclosure: Top Tips on How to Avoid it

Worried about a possible impending foreclosure on your property? Many people in your situation feel paralyzed by this embarrassing financial predicament, but the truth is that you’re not alone. However, you must take action.

You can avoid foreclosure on your home and here are the top three actions you can take to prevent a foreclosure on your home.

Communicate with the lender

It's important for the homeowner/seller to reach out to their mortgage lender as soon as possible to explain their financial situation. They may be able to negotiate a temporary payment plan or explore other options to avoid foreclosure.

Explore loan modification or refinancing

The homeowner/seller can inquire about loan modification or refinancing options with their lender. These options may help to lower the monthly mortgage payments or extend the loan term, making it more manageable for the seller.

Consider a short sale

If the homeowner/seller is unable to keep up with mortgage payments and owes more on the property than its current value, they can discuss the possibility of a short sale with their lender. A short sale involves selling the property for less than the outstanding mortgage balance, with the lender's approval.

It's important to note that these suggestions are general in nature, and it's advisable for you to consult with a financial advisor or a real estate attorney for personalized guidance based on their specific circumstances. Keep in mind, that as of 2023, AB 2170, which requires that certain sellers of foreclosed properties containing one to four residential units only accept offers from eligible bidders during the first 30 days after a property is listed, not in effect. Make sure you work with a Realtor who can best guide you should you decide to sell.

Don’t leave any equity on the table. 

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