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Short Sale – The Best Way to Avoid Foreclosure

Falling behind in your mortgage payments can land you in a troublesome situation. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can either wait for your lender to initiate foreclosure proceedings or opt for a short sale. Most lawyers suggest that although short sales are tricky to pull off, they are a far better option for the borrower than foreclosure. The embarrassment and negative impact on your credit score that comes along with foreclosure makes a short sale a more viable option. But a short sale can only be possible if the mortgager agree...

What Is Real Estate Foreclosure and How Can You Avoid It?

In an ever increasing inflation and unstable economic conditions, most of us have to opt for loans to make ends meet. Expenses such as college education, business overheads or healthcare costs can force a person to mortgage their real estate property. In some instances, people mortgage their properties to pay off other debts or to start their business. Real estate property is used as collateral in a mortgage. This means that the entity, mostly banks, who lends the money holds the title of the real estate until the loan has been repaid entirely ...

Can My Disability Pay be Garnished in a Foreclosure?

To be living off of disability and facing foreclosure can create quite a conundrum. Will your lending financial institution’s decision to foreclose your property while you are solely surviving on social security impact your life?  Yes. But in the case that the lender is not able to recover the amount you owe by selling the mortgaged property, will the court, under the garb of garnishment allow the lender to take your social security funds away? And do you need a foreclosure defense lawyer? These are the most common questions that run through...

Foreclosure Defenses for Real Estate Property Owners

If you have defaulted on a mortgage for your real estate property, the creditor can decide to foreclose on the property and then sell it at a formal auction to the highest bidder. However, there are certain steps you can take to defend against foreclosure. It is critical that you retain a great foreclosure defense lawyer to support your case and help you understand the foreclosure process as well as following possible arguments. Foreclosure process Before considering foreclosure, your lender may send you a formal notification that you are defau...

Foreclosure Defense Tips that You Should Know

Facing a foreclosure in Illinois can be a daunting task without the help of an experienced foreclosure attorney. Although it is best to avoid foreclosure situations, here are a few tips that you should know in case you need to exercise foreclosure defense to get out of sticky situations: Accept Documentation Some people commit the mistake of not being vigilant about receiving notices and reach a position when it is too late to mount a defense. The first tip is to be always attentive, especially when you have even missed a single repayment. Cont...

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