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The Complete Guide to Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home: Legal Secrets to Beat Foreclosure and Protect Your Home NOW

Martha Maeda
ISBN-13: 9781601382306

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When a homeowner can no longer make payments on the house, the lender or bank will attempt to seize the property. This process, known as foreclosure, is becoming more and more common, even for those with good credit. In 2009, a record 2.8 million U.S. properties received foreclosure notices, up 21 percent from 2008 and up 120 percent from 2007, according to the RealtyTrac 2009 Year-End U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, released January 15, 2010 by RealtyTrac®, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties. For 10 straight months in 2009, the monthly number of foreclosure notices surpassed 300,000. During 2009, one in every 45 U.S. housing units received at least one foreclosure filing. Find out how you can prevent foreclosure by reading this book and discovering the legal ways to protect your home. The Complete Guide to Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home will provide you with strategies for getting legal advice, keeping current on your mortgage payments, negotiating temporary delays in payments, restructuring loans, refinancing, filing for bankruptcy, and creating and sticking to a budget. You will learn about debt counseling and income maintenance, tax abatement, and public assistance programs. This book also provides details on the March 2010 modifications to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs offered by the federal government to assist homeowners who have been affected by the economic crisis through no fault of their own In addition, this book will show you how to decide if your property is worth saving, how to figure out how much time you have to act, how to use the courts to stop foreclosure, how to decide whether bankruptcy is your best option, and how to use your military status to prevent foreclosure. You will also learn about foreclosure rescue scams, nonjudicial foreclosure, judicial foreclosure, and notice of default. Also included is an explanation of the alternatives to foreclosure, such as special forbearance, mortgage modification, partial claim, pre-foreclosure, and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. With foreclosures on the rise, it makes sense to know how to protect your home. The Complete Guide to Preventing Foreclosure on Your Home will provide you with tips, tricks, strategies, and secrets to prevent your home’s foreclosure now before it is too late.

Sold By Atlantic Publishing
ISBNs 9781601382306
Language English
Number of Pages 290