“I’m behind in payments…will I be giving my house back to the bank in Chicago?”
Nobody wants to lose their home. But sometimes financial circumstances turn against you and those financial commitments become simply too much to manage.
If your situation progresses too far, you may be forced into the unfortunate situation of having to give your house back to the bank in Chicago IL, leaving you temporarily without a place to stay. In addition, there may be long-term consequences, including a dramatic and long-lasting impact to your credit (and your ability to get a house in the future).
No one wants that. That’s not an ideal outcome. Fortunately, there is a strategy you can take today to help you proactively protect yourself and get back on track to financial solvency.
Here’s a brief overview of the foreclosure process
The foreclosure process can vary depending on location and the type of mortgage you have.
Usually, if you miss a few mortgage payments, your loan company will start sending you notifications and then warnings. Over time, if you fail to pay back the mortgage payments you missed, the loan company may put your home up for public auction.
How long you can stay in your house after it is sold in auction depends on the state where you live. At some point, however, you will need to find a new place to stay.
Fortunately, you have options!
If you wait until your home is foreclosed, it can have a devastating effect on your credit rating. One option to protect yourself is to work out an arrangement with the loan company called a “deed in lieu of foreclosure”.
This is when you hand over ownership of the house to the loan company so that they save the money they would spend on foreclosure proceedings, which can be significant. And you get to avoid having a foreclosure listed on your credit rating.
You can also avoid foreclosure by selling your house before it’s lost at the auction. If your loan is paid in full then there will be no more penalties against you and your credit rating. (If your loan isn’t paid in full you will need to make up the shortfall).
Here’s an example: Let’s say you owed $100,000 on your home and you sold your home to us for $90,000. You would give that money to the loan company, along with $10,000 to make up the short-fall, and your loan would be paid off. (If you contact a real estate attorney, you may be able to negotiate a deed in lieu of foreclosure deal in which the loan company agrees not to go after the difference in exchange for the deed to the house.
At Blue Ladder Development, we’re professional real estate investors. Contact us today at 630-387-6861 to find out what we can offer you for your house — even if it needs repairs.
I want to avoid giving my house back to the bank in Chicago!
Why do people choose to sell their home instead of going through foreclosure? (After all, they still don’t live in their home anymore.)
Many people understand it is in their best interest to avoid going through foreclosure. That is because foreclosure can severely damage your credit rating and if you have to forcefully evicted from the house that will show on your record as well.
Unfortunately, many people are attracted to the short-term appeal of continuing to live in their house payment free until the foreclosure proceedings are complete. Sure it will take the bank a long time in IL to remove you from the house but this decision has devastating long term consequences.
By allowing the foreclosure process to happen your credit rating may be impacted by as much as 150 points. This will make it difficult to avoid a car and have the appropriate means to get back and forth to any future job. You’ll also find that a lower credit score and eviction of your record will make it incredibly difficult to find a new home to rent as many landlords have strict minimum requirements for new in coming tenants.
If you are able to regain steady employment and become interested in purchasing a home again, you’ll be required to wait several years before getting a new loan with the foreclosure on your record. So it is important to not let the short term benefit of staying in your home cloud your judgement of the long term painful effects a foreclosure can have.