Friday, November 23, 2012

Strategic Defaulters (homeowners who simply walk away) on the FHFA’s “To-Do” List

Is there a way of NOT paying that underwater mortgage without walking away and foreclosing besides a short sale? 
Yes. There Is. Click the link below:

This is a good article on homeowners who are considering a Strategic Default (walking away from a mortgage). We understand why MANY homeowners elect to do this. How ever we do not think you should just simply walk away without trying your last option. Mortgage Relief Solutions. We can make a potential default a "smart strategic default". Why simply walk away and voluntarily foreclose when you have a chance to not default at all? That's what we do. Help homeowners who think they have no other choice but to walk and default. Here's our Mortgage Relief Program here: 

Read the short article by The Bryan Ellis Investment Letter first. Then call Mortgage Relief Solutions to assist you in your "strategic default"....the right way.

Strategic Defaulters on the FHFA’s “To-Do” List

This article can be found here courtesy of The Bryan Ellis Investment Letter

There are plenty of reasons to avoid going into foreclosure, including taking a hard hit to your credit and defaulting on a loan you promised to repay. However, in some cases, homeowners who feel that they were mislead in their borrowing or who simply can no longer afford to pay their mortgage are making a difficult business decision and calling it quits on their home loan before sinking every penny into a “ship” already on its way down. These homeowners, most of whom struggle with the decision to default on their loan before absolutely necessary, accept as part of the “deal” of default that they will lose their homes and likely ruin their credit. Now, however, they may  have to also accept that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) could also send the feds in their direction years after the foreclosure is completed, the keys are returned, and the home is resold so that the lender can recoup the loss as much as possible[1].
According to a report from National Mortgage News, strategic defaulters are now on the FHFA’s “to-do” list. The FHFA includes in this category borrowers who have been instructed by their lender to default on their loans in order to qualify for loan modifications and principal reductions. Back in September of this year, the FHFA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) declared that it would begin the process of seeking “administrative sanctions, civil recoveries, and criminal prosecutions against anyone who abuses the FHFA’s programs.” This absolutely includes strategic defaulters, since the FHFA views those individuals as causing unnecessary loss to the agency by opting to return their houses rather than pay their mortgages[2].
Do you think that this type of enforcement can even be carried out legally? What do you consider strategic default and what do you think about it?
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Again before you consider just plain walking away not considering the possible consequences. Take a look at what Mortgage Relief Solutions can possibly do for your situation.

At least read this:

Monday, May 30, 2011

How To Walk Away From a Mortgage And Buy Again Soon!

Mortgage Relief Solutions - If you're gonna walk...walk right. Make your default "strategic" not disastrous.

There is a solution to an underwater mortgage that you no longer want:

Many people are just walking away from their homes or mortgages for a number of reasons: monthly note is unaffordable now, house is upside down (owe more than what house is worth, unemployment, loss or reduction of income, foreclosure imminent, unable to get a satisfactory loan modification, unable to short sale, unable to sell period, etc. All valid reasons in the eyes of many home owners. However many are walking away without thinking of the possible consequences which may put them in a Worse condition than they are currently in.

After the bank takes the house back can the bank come after you to collect the money? Can they freeze your IRA or bank savings accounts? Will I be able to buy again soon? Good questions. Lets start with the first one.

Bank takes the house back. First of all the bank never owned the house in the first place. So you can't "give it back". You borrowed the money from the bank to purchase the house, but the title to the house is in your name. Only if you fail to make the mortgage payments does the bank have the right to take title to the house and sell it at a foreclosure auction to recover the money it loaned to you.
A foreclosure will severely damage your credit rating for at least five to seven years. And voluntarily giving the bank a "deed in lieu of foreclosure" is essentially the same as a foreclosure on your credit rating. So there is no free lunch when you "walk away" from a mortgage. Unless you do it the right way. Remember we're not suggesting you walk away and foreclose, but that you can walk away from your property/mortgage if it is a burden to you....the right way.

Can they freeze your IRA or bank savings accounts?
Now if you are still thinking of just walking away and letting the lender/bank foreclose, well again consider this: ***Banks and Lenders have a new direction in 2011 and beyond: Lenders will enlist debt collection agencies to aggressively go after homeowners who walk away from their underwater mortgages and lenders will move to ensure a borrower’s credit remains impaired for a decade or more, should they walk away and foreclose. Lenders are exercising their rights to pursue unpaid mortgage balances. To get their money, they can seize wages, tap your IRA and bank savings accounts and put liens on other assets held by you.

Will I be able to buy again soon? 
 As for your individual situation, where you want to walk away from your current house and let it foreclose to buy a new one in the same area for less money, that's not likely to happen unless you turn it over to us, Mortgage Relief Solutions. If you must walk away, walk away the right way because if you let your house loan go to foreclosure, or give the bank a deed in lieu of foreclosure, you must wait five to seven years before you can qualify for a new mortgage. And right now home prices are the best they've ever been. Half and even one third of the mortgage of your current home. Want to take advantage of these and ever falling prices and deals? That's why turning the house over to us makes more sense than just simply walking away and just let the chips fall where they may. Make your default Strategic ...not disastrous. Don't let things happen to you, Make them happen for you!

Now, you might get an exception from the bank that owns the house, but keep in mind that they are not likely to let you walk away from your $258,000 loan to buy a less expensive house because they would be losing money on the deal. It's just not going to happen. But if the loan is still in place with some else taking it over your chances are definitely improved. That's why our alternative (Mortgage Relief Program) is better and works. Take a look at what we offer. After all what have you got to lose?... .the house, credit, IRA & bank savings, garnish of wages.....if you just plain walk away and purposely foreclose. Look at the benefits of walking away the right way.

Some may think it's unethical. Is it really? It's not a moral question it's an economical one. As home values drop and unemployment looms homeowners have to think of what is in their best interest. Fundamentally, the question of whether to walk away from your mortgage is a cost-benefit analysis. It's time to stop paying when the costs of staying significantly outweigh the likely costs of defaulting. In most cases, the cost associated with credit harm does not come close to the financial harm of continuing to pay on a deeply upside down mortgage.

Well the bank set the terms, and the bank also set the provisions for what happens if somebody does stop paying. Let's take a look at this. What that contract actually says is, number one, If the homeowner continues to make the payments, the bank will leave the homeowner alone. It also has provisions in there that say, If the homeowner doesn't make the payments, the bank has recourse. That recourse is the bank gets to take the house. It's a contract. Look you could compare a mortgage contract to a two-year cell phone contract. If another company came along with a cheaper deal, it might be financially worth it to break contract, pay the penalties, and take advantage of a new plan.

It's just a contract. You didn't sit across the table from your banker and look him in the eye and he said, You're going to pay me right? You didn't do that. Did you? In some cases, it makes good business sense to walk away from a bad investment -- just like the banks do all the time.

We feel there is a better way to "break the contract" by letting us take over the property to avoid possible foreclosure, instead of you just walking away and foreclosing for sure. If you were going to walk away any way then what have you got to lose by turning the property over to us, Mortgage Relief Solutions and possibly gaining? Again, make your default truly "strategic" not disastrous.

Again, if you just plain walk away and foreclose, your credit is going to be damaged. By allowing us take over your house you'll have better prospects and chances in the coming housing market. We believe going forward our way, letting us take over property and payments isn't going to be an issue because the banks are going to have more than 15 million houses when this is over. They're going to be willing to sell them to anybody that can buy them or wants to buy them and you the former home owner or investor will be in a better position than those who just walked away and foreclosed. Plain and simple.

Don't just do what most people do and "just walk away and foreclose". That's not strategic at all. That's a financial disaster waiting to happen. Make your default "strategic"...not disastrous.

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