What Can and Cannot Be Repossessed by Creditors

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Repossession is when a creditor gains control of property used as collateral for a loan that’s in default. A creditor reserves the right to take away something you own if you violate the terms of the agreement. However, there are rules they must follow. If you’ve failed to make monthly payments, and/or are in default, […]

Is Loan Modification A Good Idea?

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A loan modification can help if you’re behind on paying a loan, such as a mortgage. Defaulting on a secured loan can result in the loss of your home, car, or other valuable possession. Although refinancing a loan is one possibility that can avoid, for example, foreclosure, it may also be possible to modify your […]

How Can I Stop Foreclosure?

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If you’ve fallen behind on mortgage payments and have received a Notice of Default (NOD) from your lender, foreclosure is still not inevitable. There are several ways a Los Angeles foreclosure attorney can help you delay or stop further action. Sometimes, the lender will be open to a deal, since it’s usually better for them […]

Common Foreclosure Scams to Avoid

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Homeowners often don’t know what to do about foreclosure when they lose their job or face unanticipated hardship. If things aren’t bad enough, a fraudulent foreclosure-related company can get word of your situation (foreclosure filings can be found in public records). Predatory “foreclosure consultants” or “foreclosure specialists” are out there looking for people like you. […]

How Long Does Foreclosure Take?

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Foreclosure, the process of your mortgage lender repossessing your home, sounds scary and can leave you lying wide awake at night if you’ve missed a couple of house payments. However, the reality is that this process happens slowly and the lender will usually offer a number of ways that a homeowner can redeem their loan […]

Protecting Your Home From Foreclosure

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If you, like thousands of Americans, have received a Notice of Default from your lender, your best bet may be to go to court immediately in order to keep your home and prevent a foreclosure. Whether you have received a Notice of Default or not, a skilled Los Angeles foreclosure defense attorney can help you […]

The HAMP Program

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To keep more Americans in their homes, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) established federal guidelines to modify qualifying mortgages. While the program may offer debt relief, the costs of a rejection can be high. Unforeseen fees and penalties may add up quickly while you wait for a decision. Orange County Foreclosure Defense Attorneys The […]

Short Sale Negotiation

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Once notorious for their difficulties, short sales are becoming a more common solution. Recent legislation has made it more difficult to process foreclosures, yet many banks still find that they have a backlog of homes. Unable to clear the backlog through traditional foreclosure, many may be more open to short sales. These factors can empower […]