First Steps to Dealing with Foreclosure

Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is a bank foreclosing on their house. It is a sign of severe financial stress and can make anyone worry nonstop. If you are faced with foreclosure, take a deep breath and read this guide to your first steps.

The first thing you should do is calm down. Blaming yourself for financial troubles will not change anything—instead, you need to focus on positive actions that you can take, which will make an immediate difference. Are you able to get enough money to pay the mortgage payments? Can your budget support these payments anymore? See if you are able to find the money in your budget in some way, and you might be able to avoid a crisis.

Talk to your mortgage lender. Many financial institutions are willing to work out lowered payments as long as you can show that you will pay something. You should also keep a record of all communication with your lender, and alert them immediately if anything changes in your financial situation. They cannot help you if they do not know what is happening.

You can also ask your lender for a short sale. This is a way to resolve the issue without the continued stigma of a foreclosure on your financial history. If the financial institution agrees to a short sale, then you can get out of the problem fast by selling your home to whoever your lender agrees is paying the best price.

During the whole process, try to avoid being too harsh on yourself. If you stay in a spiral of self-blame, you will not be able to make any progress to help your financial situation. Take time to relax and do not worry about the things you cannot change.

When you need to sell your home quickly, contact Eagle Vision Homes. We will work with you to sell your home at a fair price, and you can avoid carrying a foreclosure on your financial records. Contact us today to get started.