Whether you are facing a foreclosure or anticipate you will be facing one in the near future, having expert advice you can rely on is important. There are many different companies and individuals who are advertising their brand of help and foreclosure advice. In addition, often times family and friends who mean well but are misinformed will stand ready to offer you foreclosure advice that may be of no true value when it comes to saving your home.
If you are looking for foreclosure advice, one of the best things that you can do is start with a source that you know will have good advice. Easier said than done? Not really. First and foremost, don’t solicit advice from everyone and from just anywhere. Start with a source that has proven results, meaning you know that they’ve helped people save their homes from foreclosure.
One such source is the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although this is a government-based institution, there are still a great many resources that are available through HUD which are absolutely free. This is important if your issue with facing foreclosure is a lack of money. Whether you are looking for foreclosure advice on how to better budget your money or to stop foreclosure proceedings and all matters in between, HUD has something for just about everyone dealing with foreclosure; even families who have already lost their homes to foreclosure can find advice on how to rebuilt credit, find housing and more.
Another source is the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA is an insurer who can give advice and help to guarantee loans with competitive rates, lower down payments and more flexibility with payments.
Because the FHA is self operated, rules and regulations are set by the administration itself, not the government. FHA can provide advice and help for individuals who need foreclosure advice. FHA is responsible to date for guaranteeing more than 47,000 multifamily mortgages and have helped more than 35 million people with guaranteed home mortgages. With that kind of track record, it just makes sense to check with this administration for foreclosure advice.
When seeking any type of foreclosure advice, it is important to first understand the foreclosure process. Having an understanding of the foreclosure process lays a solid foundation for what help that might be available in terms of what your particular foreclosure needs are.
If you are a homeowner who is facing foreclosure, one of the first pieces of advice that you may receive from your lender is to apply for a refinancing loan. It may or may not be an option for you and only with good foreclosure advice will you know the difference. If you do not qualify for refinancing a home loan modification may be your next step.
Take the time to have a consultation with at least two or three modification specialists to apprise yourself of the options that different companies suggest you have available to you. And remember that some of the best advice you can get about foreclosure can come from a foreclosure attorney, loss mitigation attorney or foreclosure lawyer.