How to stop a foreclosure, WITHOUT using an Attorney
Last updated on January 12, 2023 / By
There are several ways to potentially stop a foreclosure without using an attorney. Some options include:
1. Contacting your lender: You may be able to negotiate a loan modification, forbearance, or repayment plan with your lender.
2. Applying for government assistance: The government offers several programs to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure, such as the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).
3. Selling the property: If you can sell the property before the foreclosure sale, you may be able to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance and avoid foreclosure.
4. Filing for bankruptcy: Filing for bankruptcy can temporarily stop a foreclosure, but it will not erase the underlying mortgage debt.
5. Mediation: Some states offer a court-supervised mediation program, in which a neutral third party helps the borrower and lender to reach an agreement.
It’s important to note that none of these options are guaranteed to stop a foreclosure, and each has its own set of pros and cons. It’s always recommended to seek legal advice or consult with an experienced housing counselor to explore the options that best suit you.