Avoid Foreclosure in Huntington Beach, CA!

Real Estate Agent with REALTY ONE GROUP SOUTHWEST CAL BRE #01856708

Do you know what steps to take to Avoid Foreclosure in Huntington Beach, CA?  My name is Dori Kay, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and I am here to help you avoid foreclosure.

Chances are you or someone you know are having difficulties in making the monthly mortgage payments.  More than 70% of these homeowners proceed without seeking assistance and without getting the facts on how to avoid foreclosure.

Many homeowners don't realize that foreclosure is a process, and there is time to make decisions that may result in a better outcome.  Time is of the essence though, so take action to avoid foreclosure now.  Having the motivation to take action, and finding a professional who can work with you in finding a solution to avoid foreclosure, can ease the frustration.


So where do you start?Steps

Step 1:  Take Action

  • Congratulations!
  • You have already taken your first step to avoid foreclosure by reading this information.
  • You are proactive about finding a solution to avoid foreclosure, and the answers to many of your questions are right here. 



Step 2:  Contact an Educated Agent

The Washington Post reported on a recent study that found "Troubled homeowners who receive housing counseling are 60% more likely to have their mortgage payments lowered significantly than borrowers who navigate the process themselves."

  •  Look for the Certified Distressed Property Expert Logo (CDPE)




Step 3:  Organize Your Personal Documents and Information

Expedite the process!

No matter what process you choose to avoid foreclosure, the process can be expedited by assembling these materials:

 -    Checking account statements

-     Savings account statements

-     Recent mortgage statements

-     Last two paycheck stubsHuntington Beach Pier

-     Last two years tax returns

-     A letter of hardship

 I can assist you in this process!

Step 4:  Contact Your Lender

  • Lenders want to avoid foreclosure
  • Lenders are not in real estate, do not want to take ownership of a home and don't want houses to sit idle on the market
  • Contact your lender as soon as possible to discuss your solutions to your circumstance and avoid foreclosure
  • Keep your agent informed

Step 5:  Understand All Your Options to Avoid Foreclosure

As a CDPE designated agent, I have the most current information on the options available to you.  Here's a brief summary of a few options to avoid foreclosure:


A short sale is a dignified alternative to foreclosure, allowing a homeowner who owes more on their property than it is currently worth, to sell their property at a price for less than is owed.


Also known as a 'friendly foreclosure', a deed in lieu allows the homeowner to return the property to the lender rather than go through the foreclosure process.


A forbearance or repayment plan involves the homeowner negotiating with the mortgage company to allow them to repay back payments over a period of time.  The homeowner usually makes their current mortgage payment in addition to a portion of the back payments they owe.


A mortgage modification involves the reduction of one of the following: the interest rate on the loan, the principal balance of the loan, the term of the loan, or any combination of these.  These usually result in a lower payment to the homeowner and a more affordable mortgage.


Renting a property can also be an option if the homeowner who has a mortgage payment low enough, they can convert their property to a rental and use the rental income to pay the mortgage.


Is only a 'foreclosure solution,' in some states and situations, but still remains a challenging financial decision. 


A mortgage refinance can be an option if a homeowner has sufficient equity in their property and their credit is still in good standing.


This act was implemented to help members of the military experiencing financial distress due to deployment.  Contact me for more information.


Selling your property can be accomplished if the homeowner has sufficient equity in their property and a qualified agent who understands the current market.  If you don't have equity, a short sale may be the best option.

This represents only a summary of some of the solutions available to homeowners facing foreclosure.  Please call me today for a free confidential evaluation of your individual situation, property value, and possible options.  Let me help you avoid foreclosure.

 Step 6:  Action!

  • Obtain a copy of my free report, "Your First Steps to Avoid Foreclosure" and pass it along to anyone who may benefit from this information and also avoid foreclosure
  • Contact me today and let's get you back on the path to financial security and avoid foreclosure

 In Closing

Posted by

 Dori Kay, REALTOR®

Prudential California Realty

 CA DRE Salesperson License  #01856708    Office License #01208606

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Comments (6)

David Chapman

This is great information.  Information is key for the public. 

Feb 11, 2010 09:18 AM
Thomas Hargreaves
TriStar Financial Services - Eugene, OR

You missed one major option that has lenders shaking in their streach limo's.  Sue the Lender in Federal Court.  We have a 99% success rate.  Lenders foreclose everyday without proof that they have legal recource to do so.  We give the average homeowner 24 months with no payments and in most instances some principal reduction.  And our process is NOT a loan modification, and is legal in all 50 states

Feb 12, 2010 09:01 AM
Dori Kay

Yes, Thomas.  I am aware of The Legal Trump Card....Make Them Produce the Note. 

Feb 12, 2010 09:23 AM
Mike Postell
Real Living Realty Services - Fairfield, OH

its too bad the judges are on the bankers sides with this. They have set precedent to not make them show the note.

Feb 15, 2010 12:35 PM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Dori, Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success in 2010!

Mar 12, 2010 12:43 AM

Thank you for the pleasant welcome Letitia.  I look forward to being a part of this great organization and helping our communities. 

Mar 12, 2010 02:42 AM