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Filing for Bankruptcy When You Have a Reverse Mortgage

Filing For Bankruptcy With A Reverse Mortgage In Florida.

Filing for Bankruptcy with a Reverse Mortgage More and more people, especially those who are nearing or have entered retirement, are using reverse mortgages to help them make ends meet. Unfortunately, even with a reverse mortgage, you can run into financial difficulties. If your financial situation is drastic enough to warrant bankruptcy, how will filing […]

How Bankruptcy Affects a Second Mortgage

There are many homeowners who have a second mortgage on their homes. In many of these cases, these mortgages were not taken because a person was facing financial challenges. For instance, some use a second mortgage to pay for home renovations. Second mortgages can be used to help someone through a difficult financial time, but […]

Mortgage Loan Problems: Here’s How a Short Sale Can Help

Though financial issues can arise for any reason, for many people it is their home that causes them the greatest financial burden. After all, a home is the biggest investment for many families and as life changes, their ability to afford the amount they originally agreed to pay can change. Everyone assumes some amount of […]

What You Should Know about Mortgage Arrears

A Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing can help homeowners manage mortgage arrears. Chapter 13 allows you to get your financial situation back on track while still protecting your most valuable assets, including your home. It is common for homeowners to choose Chapter 13 bankruptcy because it avoids the devastation of foreclosure, even if they have already […]

What You Should Avoid during Foreclosure

Mortgage is a stressful experience. Unfortunately for some, it is unavoidable. Knowing what not to do during this time can make things a bit easier and make the other side of foreclosure a bit brighter. What shouldn’t you do during foreclosure? Assume the Time to Negotiate Has Passed If the foreclosure procedure has not yet […]

Five Options to Help You with Foreclosure

Foreclosure is one of the most frightening things you can face as a homeowner. Not only are there immediate ramifications, like wondering where you will live, there are also long-term consequences like damaged credit. Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent foreclosure. These solutions might not end all of your financial problems, […]

What is Mortgage Modification?

Mortgage modification changes your original mortgage agreement. It is typically done to help make the mortgage repayment process easier for homeowners. Modification lowers monthly mortgage payments and can prevent default if you are struggling financially. Banks offer or grant loan modification requests because it is in their best interest to help you repay your loan. […]

Zillow Study Shows Mortgage Process is a Mystery for Many

The bankruptcy process is about getting debt under control. In many cases, the largest debt on the books is the mortgage. A home is often the most valuable asset that people own, and for some the fight to keep it is the most important goal of bankruptcy. For others, getting rid of the incredible weight […]

Credit Card Debt Rises as Americans Focus on Mortgages

Those who follow our Florida Bankruptcy blog read about the helpful hint last week that seeking counsel or taking action early when confronted with debt is often the best decision. Our prior post focused on how waiting until after the foreclosure judgment has been entered doesn’t leave a lot of room for changing the outcome […]

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