Are there benefits to going through foreclosure? | Reed Law Firm, P.A.

Are there benefits to going through foreclosure?

On Behalf of | May 16, 2019 | Foreclosure |

Struggling financially and living beyond your means can feel very stressful, and you may spend a significant amount of time thinking about how you can get yourself out of the situation you are in. If you have been missing your mortgage repayments, you may also have received threats of foreclosure from your bank.

Foreclosure is the process of the mortgage provider taking ownership of your home and selling it to cover the debts that you owed. As a result of foreclosure, you will lose ownership of your home, which is never a good situation to be in. However, sometimes foreclosure can have benefits that will help you to move forward with your life.

A foreclosure threat could give you an opportunity to renegotiate your loan

If you have been struggling to afford your mortgage obligations for a while, the threat of foreclosure might lead to the bank offering you a change of terms. A foreclosure is not ideal for a bank; therefore, they will do whatever is reasonable to prevent taking such an action.

You can start saving money

If you surrender yourself to the foreclosure process, this will mean that you will be able to stay in your home for some time without paying the mortgage. This will buy you some time, allowing you to save money.

You can get a fresh start

A foreclosure can be stressful and demotivating; however, by ridding yourself of your mortgage obligations, you will be able to get a fresh financial start.

If you are facing foreclosure, you should look into the options you have. In many cases, foreclosure can be avoided in favor of a short sale or bankruptcy.