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6 Tips to Avoid Property Foreclosure

Updated on February 28, 2012

How to Avoid Foreclosure and Keep Your Property

Many people are struggling to avoid foreclosure and meet their mortgage repayments. This situation usually occurs because of a prolonged illness or death in the family, sudden unemployment, credit card debt, and other reasons. The good news is that there are several ways to avoid losing your property. If you are in danger of losing your property due to non-payment of mortgage, you should follow a few simple steps. Here are the most effective ways to avoid foreclosure and keep your property:

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Pay Your Mortgage to Get Out of Debt

First of all, it is necessary to determine how much you have to pay and make everything possible to get rid of debt. Although this may seem overwhelming, paying your mortgage is the most effective way to get rid of debt and avoid losing your property. Get in touch with your lender and discuss about your options. Ask your lender for debt forgiveness, refinance, or a partial claim.

Credit Counseling and Debt Management

Asking for professional help is an excellent idea. Seek assistance from debt management agencies and meet a consultant. He will be able to help you overcome this issue and find ways to deal with foreclosure. Keep in mind that a successful negotiation can result in lower mortgage rates.

How to Handle Financial Difficulties

Another great way to avoid foreclosure is to cash in on other assets such as you car or boat. The money you will earn from selling these goods can give you time to pay off your debts. In general, the best way to prevent losing your property is to confront your financial difficulties.

Get Lower Interest Rates

Go to the bank and try to reach a payment agreement. Negotiate with your creditors for lower interest rates or even an extension to your payments. Most banking institutions prefer to negotiate rather than ending up with a vacant property.

Find Ways to Earn Money

Find a reliable source of passive income. Look for another way to earn money and supplement your income. For instance, you could rent part of your home, sell your luxury goods, and more. You can even ask for refinancing from other lenders.

Search for Loan Programs

The housing market is an important sector of the economy, so you should try to refinance your propriety with help from the government. There are many new loan programs designed to help people who are dealing with foreclosure refinance into a loan with better interest rates. If none of these options works, it is recommended to consider filing bankruptcy. 


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      Saikat Kumar Dutta 

      6 years ago

      Good tips andra...can you remember me ? I took your interview on Associated content.


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