Though you might not think so, mortgage companies don't want to foreclose on a home. They are usually willing to talk about your options so that you can stay in your home. It simply costs too much to foreclose on a home.
The best option is to work with your mortgage company. Here are some more tips to stop a foreclosure.
You may need to prove to them that you are trying to improve your situation. Show them where you have sent in applications for a new job. If you got a second job to help with the payments, show them your new paystubs. If you are trying to cut down on your expenses, have your new receipts to show them. If you get a roommate to cut back on your expenses, show them your written agreement.
If you want to keep your home and make your mortgage more affordable, know what you need. Many people have a short-term mortgage with higher payments. If you are struggling to pay, you might want to discuss the changes that would happen if you change to a mortgage with a longer term. A thirty-year mortgage may be much more affordable than a fifteen year one.
What if your interest rate changes? You may also want to consider what would happen if your interest rate went down just a small percentage of a point (or a whole point). Your home might be just that much more affordable! If you are serious about making it better, your mortgage company may be prepared to change your mortgage payment so that you are able to stay in your home.
If you feel like you are drowning because of your mortgage, it is important that you talk to them. Before you do, make sure that you are able to show them that you are working toward improving your financial situation, whether you found a second job to help or you have cut back on expenses. You also need to know what you need to be able to stay in your home. Will an interest rate change help? Do you need to refinance to make your mortgage more affordable?
Don't hesitate to contact us for all of your legal needs. We will help you through this difficult period so that you can get on with your life.