Mortgage Loans And Foreclosures - What You Should Know
- By Greg Shuey
- Published 10/31/2008
The US government is hammering up on its duties these days and doubling its efforts more than ever to put the right rescue programs in place to prevent property foreclosures. In the forefront is the US Department of Housing and Development or the HUD. HUD's web page provides helpful tips and advice to homeowners whose mortgages are on the rocks with the threat of foreclosures. HUD suggests that the best step to do is have a talk with your lender to help you figure out the necessary measures that will save your home.
Incentives to lenders are given by the government to those who are willing to provide troubled mortgagees extra leeway to avoid foreclosures. Mortgagees who are willing enough to settle with their lenders can get assistance from the government prior to foreclosure. Trained foreclosure counselors from HUD are available to individuals who need help in this process.
The Federal Housing Administration/HUD in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Labor together with mortgage lenders are into information campaigns on government initiatives to stop foreclosures. If you are currently in a financial mishap, several government programs can give you a new window to stem pending foreclosure. Call up the right government agency to help you stay in your current home.
People in dire financial losses due to natural disasters can seek assistance from the government to stop a possible foreclosure. Victims in the 9/11 tragedy can still get help from disaster reliefs that the federal government set in place. For those who are in the military service, deployed or disabled, their families can avail of special programs to give relief to help keep their homes intact, too.
The best thing that an individual can do to keep his home and ward off foreclosure is to communicate with the lender. Lenders are updated with their information given their partnership with the government. They can also provide you with flexible payment schedules and options to help you maintain your home, especially if you only missed out a couple of payment dates. However, the longer your payments lag behind, the shorter your options become.
Take advantage of these government programs now to help avoid foreclosure. It is better to act on it quickly to spare you from probable nasty situations that may arise from your mortgage.
Greg Shuey is a Utah mortgage broker helping families and individuals obtain mortgage loans. Together with Chase Gunderson, we specialize in all types of home loans, especially FHA Streamlines. To start your FHA Streamline are, or to learn about Utah FHA Streamline Loans, visit our site.
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