How to Convince the Bank to Agree to a Short Sale

How to Convince the Bank to Agree to a Short Sale If you are like many homeowners on the brink of foreclosure, you may have come to the conclusion that a short sale is the best alternative. But if you are “underwater” on your home, you need the bank’s permission before you sell. That’s because…

Understand Your Mortgage Debt When Faced with Foreclosure

Understand your Mortgage Debt when Faced With Foreclosure Most people take out a mortgage when they buy a house. You probably have a 30 year mortgage, although some mortgages run for shorter term such as 15 years. When you make a mortgage payment, you are likely to be paying for other costs as well, like…

Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Short Sales

10 Frequently Asked Questions about a Short Sale If you are like many other homeowners on Long Island and in the five boroughs, you may have heard the term “short sale” but you are not really sure what it means. Even if you know that a short sale means selling your home for less than…

What are My Options to Keep My Home if I’m Behind on My Mortgage?

Many homeowners on Long Island and in the five boroughs find themselves behind on their mortgage payments and at risk of foreclosure. The reasons may be different, but the result is the same. If you are in this situation you may have some options to keep your home, especially if your financial difficulties are temporary.…

What to Do if the Bank Offers a Bad Deal for a Loan Modification

As a homeowner on Long Island or in the five boroughs of New York, you may feel that you have few options if you are threatened with foreclosure. Refinancing is usually not an choice, but in some cases the bank may agree to a loan modification. With a loan modification you may feel that the…

Can I buy a home after a short sale?

Yes, you can apply for a mortgage and buy a more affordable home after a short sale. A short sale gives you the chance to buy a more affordable home and get a fresh start in life approximately 2 years after it’s completed. Homeowners struggling with mortgage payments often decide that a short sale is…