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Unmanageable Mortgage? Here's a special report

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If you or someone you know is living under the cloud of an unmanageable mortgage here is a special report that lists your foreclosure alternatives.

If you or someone you know is living under the cloud of an unmanageable mortgage here is a special report that lists your foreclosure alternatives.

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  • 1. ARE YOULIVING UNDER THE CLOUD of anUNMANAGEABLE MORTGAGE Phil Levy, REALTOR®, CDPE CA DRE Lic # 01850664 Intero Real Estate Services Valencia CA 91355 888.706.5389 www.jpscvrealty.com
  • 2. Phil Levy, REALTOR®, CDPE CA DRE Lic # 01850664 Intero Real Estate Services Valencia CA 91355 888.706.5389 www.jpscvrealty.com ARE YOU LIVING UNDER THE CLOUD of an THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO LETTING YOUR HOME FALL INTO FORECLOSURE! UNMANAGEABLE MORTGAGE Foreclosure results from non-payment of a mortgage and is the final step in a delinquency proceeding. Far too often, homeowners don’t reach out for help before letting this happen.NOW IS THE TIME TO POINT YOURFUTURE TOWARD BLUE SKIES The unfortunate fact is there’s a lot more to foreclosure than losing your home. Foreclosure carries long-termChances are, you never imagined that you could owe more on consequences.your home than it was actually worth. After all, no one buys ahome expecting that its value will drop. Rest assured, foreclosure almost never needs to happen— especially in the current environment.But that’s the situation that about 25 percent of homeownersin this country have found themselves in. Upheaval on Here is a quick rundown of alternatives.Wall Street has gotten a ton of attention, but individualhomeowners have largely been left to their own devices. If you owe more on your home than what it’s currently worth and have experienced a financial hardship:The U.S. Housing Crisis is a national epidemic affecting • You may qualify for a Short Sale. These days, most banks wouldhomeowners at every income and education level—people rather agree to a sale price that is less than the amount owed, thanwho have played by the rules, paid taxes, and gotten a good get stuck with another foreclosed property on their books. As anstart on their own piece of the American Dream. incentive to pursue a short sale, many lenders are even offering cash incentives. The U.S. Treasury’s Home Affordable ForeclosureAnd then the game changed. Alternatives (HAFA) Program also offers cash incentives to qualified homeowners, and has helped to streamline short sale processes. • Home values did the unthinkable: they dropped • A Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure is an option that enables you • Millions of people lost their jobs. to transfer the ownership of your property back to the bank— • Homes were lost to foreclosure. In fact, 7.9 million since releasing you from further loan payment obligations. A CDPE 2007. agent can let you know whether or not cash relocation assistance is available under HAFA.Rest assured, you don’t have to be counted among thatstatistic. IS A SHORT SALE FOR YOU?Help has arrived. If you are no longer able to make your home payments, andFederal and State governments,local agencies, and major you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth,banks have all upped their game, determined to stem the tide you’re in good company. An estimated one fourth of all U.S.of foreclosures and stabilize homeownership. homeowners are Upside Down on their mortgage—meaning they owe more on their home than they could get from sellingReal estate agents who have achieved the Certified Distressed it in today’s market.Property Expert (CDPE) designation serve as a liaison to theentire landscape of resources available to help homeowners Often the best solution for homeowners in this situation isin various stages of financial distress. CDPE agents can also a short sale in which the bank agrees to accept less than isidentify schemes devised by scam artists who are in the owed on the mortgage.business of making a bad situation worse.Disclaimer© 2012 Distressed Property Institute, LLC All Rights Reserved. The above brokerage assumes no responsibility nor guarantees the accuracy of this information and is not engaged in the practiceof law nor gives legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you seek appropriate professional counsel regarding your rights as a homeowner.
  • 3. Phil Levy, REALTOR®, CDPE CA DRE Lic # 01850664 Intero Real Estate Services Valencia CA 91355 888.706.5389 www.jpscvrealty.comIf you would like to stay in your home and have fallen behindon payments due to a short-term financial setback such as an WHY WOULD A BANK AGREE TO LET Aunexpected expense or a temporary loss of income: BORROWER OFF THE HOOK FOR LESS THAN THE AMOUNT OWED?• A Forebearance allows you to suspend payments for a specified time period. At the specified period, the missed payments are Banks aren’t in the real estate business. They don’t want to either repaid in full or added on as an extension to the term of own your home. And because banks were as blind sighted the loan. by the foreclosure crisis as everyone else, they already have• A Repayment Plan is similar to a forebearance, although the more homes on their books than they can expect to sell in a past-due loan amount is spread out over a specified time frame, year. increasing the existing mortgage payment until the mortgage is If there’s one word that describes how banks feel about brought back up to date. foreclosures right now it’s:If you would like to stay in your home and have fallen behind ENOUGH!on payments due to a long-term financial setback such as a jobloss or a sustained drop in income: As a result, many banks are now offering cash incentives and have speeded up processes to encourage short sales. You You may be eligible for a permanent loan modification, either may qualify for a short sale if you: through your lender or the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) administered by the U.S. Treasury. A loan • Owe more than your house is worth modification results from an agreement between you and your • Can prove financial hardship mortgage company, and results in a permanent change to the original terms of your mortgage in order to bring your monthly • Are unable to afford your current mortgage payment payment in line with your current budget. HAMP modifications The federal government, along with many state and local ensure that monthly mortgage payments are no more than 31 agencies, have also stepped up their foreclosure prevention percent of your monthly income before taxes. initiatives. Key among the foreclosure prevention initiativesIf you are up to date on your payments but unable to refinance is the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA)because the market value of your home is less than your program. Homeowners who qualify for a HAFA short sale get:mortgage: • $3,000 in relocation assistance The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was created • The reassurance that the foreclosure process will be to enable underwater borrowers with mortgages backed by halted during the short sale process Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae and are current on their mortgage • A waiver on deficiency judgments following the sale, payments to take advantage of historically low interest rates. meaning the lender will not seek to collect the difference The recently revised HARP 2.0 extends eligibility regardless of how big the difference is between how much you owe on your in the amount of the mortgage and the sale price mortgage and the value of your home. The situation is complicated and the stakes are high. Never has it been more important to have a local market advocateFor confidential consultation and help navigating the option on your side.that best suits your situation contact me today. Contact me today and let’s get started! PLACE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN CDPE With the right assistance, the stress of facing foreclosure becomes manageable. CDPE-designated agents have received the knowledge and training necessary to assess all possible foreclosure alternatives and pursue homeowners’ best options. A CDPE-designated agent attends several days of intensive, thorough training on foreclosure avoidance and how to negotiate short sales efficiently and ethically. The highly regarded CDPE logo means you are working with the most informed, up-to-date resource available.Disclaimer© 2012 Distressed Property Institute, LLC All Rights Reserved. The above brokerage assumes no responsibility nor guarantees the accuracy of this information and is not engaged in the practice of law nor gives legaladvice. It is strongly recommended that you seek appropriate professional counsel regarding your rights as a homeowner.

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