The threat of foreclosure is unsettling. Unfortunately, if your family has fallen on hard times, it can be difficult to meet your monthly obligations. You are not alone.
The end of the year is upon us. While folks will gather to celebrate the holidays, it's also time to take stock to see how the year went. The major news of 2016 for many is that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. He rode to a win on the strength of an overwhelming anger and frustration directed in a lot of different directions, but most notably the political world of Washington, DC and banking.
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Recent information indicates that, through October of 2016, approximately 1 in every 830 homeowners in Miami-Dade County was facing foreclosure. In Broward County, it's about 1 in every 620. If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments, you don't have to become one of these statistics.
The foreclosure process is a long, painful and brutal one. The home you have worked your entire life to own is at risk of being taken away from you. If you have received a so-called "breach letter," you will know that the bank has initiated a formal foreclosure action against you.
People who are facing foreclosure will do almost anything to save their homes. Sadly, there are numerous companies that prey on distressed homeowners and happily to take their money under the guise of helping them resolve their mortgage problems.
When people are struggling to keep up with their house payments, it doesn't take long for the mortgage company to start threatening foreclosure. One of the first questions people ask is what is going to happen to their credit rating. This is an important question, but there may be larger questions you should be asking, like, "How can I avoid foreclosure completely.?"
When you are trying to save your home, lowering the amount you owe on the property is one of the best things you can do. Depending on the circumstances of the situation, this can be a very accessible option for people who have taken out home-equity loans or other types of second or third mortgages through a process known as lien stripping.
If you determine that bankruptcy is the best path for you to save your home. The next step is to figure out which Chapter makes the most sense for your needs. Every homeowner's circumstances are so unique. It really is a conversation that needs to be had with a qualified Florida bankruptcy attorney.
While the values of many Florida homes have recovered since the real estate crash, several homeowners still find themselves in a situation where they owe more on the mortgage than the property is worth. As recently as a few years ago, many homeowners simply walked away and allowed the bank to foreclose; a practice commonly referred to as a strategic default.