IL – What can you do if you are facing a foreclosure? One of the scariest and worse case scenarios for a homeowner is getting so far behind in your payments that foreclosure is leering around the corner. You feel as though you have let everyone, yourself included, down. You feel embarrassed, even if you aren’t actually holding the papers yet. So now what? Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure. Here are a few tips to help you out: 1.) First off if you’ve been getting letters “threatening “ foreclosure you need to step up and take action. Ignoring them until you actually get the foreclosure papers sent to you will not make it go away. 2.) It’s time to sit down and figure out how far behind you are and if it is truly realistic to catch up your payments. You have to be real and honest with yourself about your situation and figure out a realistic budget to work with. Thinking that “oh I can do this, I just have to cut out my $5 latte every morning and make up the money” is not a realistic option that will get you out of the situation. Be realistic and figure out exactly how much you can budget each month for the necessities and the small extras. If you haven’t noticed, this entire step has used the word “realistic” and that’s the exact word you have to keep in mind. 3.) You have to realize and keep in mind that, in all honesty, the last thing your lender probably wants is to own your home. They are in the money business, not the home owning business. If they are forced to take over the home they’re also faced with everything a “homeowner” is faced with; such as all of the maintenance, upkeep, heating bills, air conditioning bills, all of the utility bills and more. This comes down to one thing, they really don’t want to take your home and would probably much rather work with you to make realistic arrangements in helping you keep your home. 4.) Do not avoid your lender. Call them and start to see what can be done to stop the foreclosure. Once the actual foreclosure begins it’s very hard to stop it; so you want to make sure you contact them immediately. If you reach a person that you simply cannot deal with and takes the approach of scare tactics and put downs, then immediately request to speak to their superior. You deserve to be treated with respect throughout the entire process and demand such. Once you start talking to the financial agent you may find they have many options in place to help you. You are not the first person they’ve had who was in the position of possible foreclosure and you won’t be the last. Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will contact you for a free consultation. When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (847) 338-0180 Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here. Thinking about a loan modification? Our loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy. Thanks for reading this, Dennis Toomey. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Action. Short Sales Realtor: Phone: (847) 338-0180. email@example.com. For Real Estate that's hassle free, just pick up the phone and leave it TOoMEy! View My homes for sale at www.HouseByZip.com. Dennis Toomey specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Elgin Illinois. Elgin Loan Modification Help, Elgin Short Sales. Elgin Short Sale Realtor IL Short Sales. Realtor. Copyright 2011 SFI Marketing Institute, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Important Notice Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why? Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit. However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification. We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision. This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing. You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale. The views expressed here are Dennis's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Action. This information on Short Sales: Are you facing Foreclosure? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.
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