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If you are behind in your mortgage payments and
being threatened with the foreclosure of your house or believe you
will be in such a predicament of being threatened with foreclosure
soon if you do not get financially back on track in the midst of
this economy, here are some tips you should consider doing to
try to avoid a foreclosure, and they include the following:
ignore your financial problem. You must come to
grips that for whatever reason--be it the sudden loss of a
job or otherwise--you are behind on your monthly mortgage
payments and need to resolve it as quickly as possible.
The longer you wait to realize and seek to take action, the
less likely you will be able to get out of your financial
turmoil and retain the place you and your family call home.
immediately work with your lender/bank. Contact
your lender as soon as you realize you are unable to make
any mortgage payment you are obligated to make.
Lenders are not in the business of taking houses such as
yours through foreclosure, so they are much more inclined to
work with you to see to it that every reasonable step is
taken for you to successfully repay your mortgage loan in
order for you to keep your house.
your spending, if you have not already done so.
This means, in a nutshell, stop spending on wants and stick
to paying for the necessities. Stick to one car for
the family. End your satellite or cable TV
subscription. Shop at discount stores for the
necessities to live. Stop eating out and start eating
at home--go back to eating dinner with the family, etc., if
you have not already done so. Whenever you can, walk
to your destination as opposed to having your car consume
gas in driving to it. Seek discounts, even on car
insurance. These and other cutbacks can be good for
you in more ways than one: You will not only help
divert from spending your hard-earned money on what really
are petty things to applying such money towards your mortgage payments
in order to keep--of all things--your home, but you will
inherently improve your health (exercising by walking to
your short-distance destination instead of driving to it) and your family
relationships (spending time with loved ones at the dinner
help of housing foreclosure avoidance counselors.
Seeking professional help
should be done right away, and its placement on here as the 4th
tip should not indicate as if it is the fourth thing you
should do, as--again--seeking the advice of a professional should be
secondary assets. What is meant by this is to sell
possessions of yours that you can live without--at least for
the time being until you get your mortgage situation
straightened out--and those include a second car, luxury
clothes, sporting equipment, jewelry, etc. Take the
proceeds of these sales and, of course, apply them to the
payment of your mortgage.
The above are just some tips one should consider
in attempting to avoid a foreclosure.
Handyman Zone Team