In many cases, when families build or buy a house they have been dreaming of it for a long time. However, for the vast majority of people the only option is mortgaging the house they purchased.
Your house as collateral
Generally, in a mortgage loan agreement the home buyer puts up his/her house up as a collateral guarantee. You also accept to make certain repayments monthly or at other regular intervals during a specified number of years. The usual time for repayment is from ten to thirty years. Until you have paid off the whole sum of the mortgage, the bank or lending society appears next to you on the mortgage contract as owner of the house you just bought.
What happens when a mortgage loan is not paid
All home buyers that take out mortgage loans never doubt for a second that they will repay the mortgage in its entirety and eliminate all their debts. But sometimes there are unfortunate turns of events that make it next to an impossibility to meet the terms specified in the loan agreement.
Unfortunately, it happens too often that home buyers end up trapped in a mountain of debts they cannot possibly repay when due. This could be due to an inattentive personal budget or also to misfortunes beyond their
Just about anyone can experience the ill effects of a marriage separation, an accident, abrupt unemployment, death of a loved one, sickness and so on.
Start of the mortgage foreclosure process
The lending company is not particularly interested in the specific reason for non-payment. Often when home owners do not make the agreed repayments when due, they go through a mortgage foreclosure.
Contrary to what many people believe, a mortgage foreclosure is the last thing banks want, but sometimes it is difficult for them to avoid mortgage foreclosure. When the economic situation of a country is feeble or stagnant and the price of houses is rather on the high end, there are a lot more of home owners facing mortgage foreclosures.
When you have a mortgage foreclosure situation, banks start a legal mortgage foreclosure process to take back the house at issue.
The mortgage foreclosure sale
After the lending society has taken back the property or house, they put it up for sale at a public auction to get back all or as much as possible of the money they lent.
Sometimes when the sale of the house does not get the bank the total of the owed money, the homeowner does not only lose the house but owes money to the lending company. But if the property is purchased for an amount higher than the money owed to the bank, the homeowner is entitled to the remainder of the balance once all legal expenses are satisfied.
Home mortgage foreclosure and credit rating
Unluckily, not only do homeowners lose their home, but they cannot avoid getting a bad credit rating. Bad credit ratings that are the result of foreclosure mortgages can last many years, sometimes even ten years.
How to stop mortgage foreclosure
Focus as much as you can on stopping mortgage foreclosure. The best way to attempt a mortgage foreclosure stop is to work closely with your lending company. Too many people underestimate this option.
Asking for mortgage foreclosure help
Do not wait until your personal finances are hopeless. Contact the lender as soon as you are aware of your financial difficulties. There are many chances that they do all they can to help you.
They may agree to hold over one or more monthly payments until you have settled your finances again. Perhaps they will propose a mortgage refinance. This means that you will have to pay more years but the repayments will be lower. Another option is a debt consolidation loan to liquidate all your debts and include it in the mortgage loan. You would then have one single repayment.
If you act fast and talk to your lending company you can still avoid mortgage foreclosure.