How to Stop a Foreclosure – Get Your Home Back After a Foreclosure

The common belief of many homeowners facing a foreclosure of their home due to the inability to pay the balance of their outstanding debt on time is that they only have a limited time to be able to save their homes. Once the property has been seized by the creditor or the financial institution, they would not be able to get their homes back since this would then be sold for the creditor to liquidate the property and thereby use the money to pay off your existing debt with them. This is not necessarily the case. In fact, there are a number of people who have gone through a foreclosure and have been able to get their homes back after it has been seized by the creditor or financial institution.

Reclaiming your home after a foreclosure is not a walk in the park, but it does provide some hope yet for many homeowners who have lost their homes this way. If you are one of the thousands of Americans who have lost his or her home as a result of a foreclosure, here are just some of necessary steps you would need to take.

The first thing that you would need to do to get back your home is to know exactly what your options are and the requirements each option may entail. Recently, the Congress has passed a legislation to help you with this process. Based on this recently passed legislation, creditors and other financial institutions are now required by law to be more lenient and generous in terms of the options that they can provide you in order to repay your outstanding loan and get your home back. A copy of this legislation has been uploaded over the Internet, so it is accessible to anyone who would like to know more about it.

Basically, there are three options that you can discuss with your creditor or financial institution in order to get your home back. Here are just a few of these options:

Forbearance

This type of arrangement would allow you to begin repaying your outstanding debt after an agreed period of time. By asking for a forbearance from your financial or creditor you are able to save up just enough funds which you can then solely allocate in order to repay your outstanding loan.

Full Payment

While this is the most preferred option of creditors and financial institutions, it is also the most difficult one to be met by the borrower. However, if you would be able to allocate the necessary funds through the help of friends or family members along with your savings, you would be able to provide a certain date when you can be able to pay the outstanding debt in full and get back your foreclosed home.

Repayment Plan

Another option that you can discuss with your creditor or financial institution in order for you to get your loan back is to make some adjustments on the existing schedule of payments that you have initially agreed to. Providing a hardship letter to your creditor or financial institution can increase the likelihood for your creditor or financial institution to give you a second chance. Some websites, can help you draft a letter of hardship which you can present to your creditor or financial institution.

Take Out another Loan

After going through a painful experience of a foreclosure, the last option any homeowner would ever think about to get their home back is by taking out a loan. However, taking out a loan to pay the outstanding balance of your existing loan or mortgage which has caused you to lose your home does have its benefits. For one thing, since the amount that you would need to loan or mortgage is relatively lower than the first amount that you took out, it follows that the payments you would need to make would be a lot lower. There are a number of different state agencies that would be more than happy to help you out of this situation. For a complete list of this, you can visit the Housing and Urban Development website.