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Mortgage Crisis Solutions

Are you in financial distress because of your mortgage? Do you need to get out from under a payment that has become too hard to manage? If so, you are certainly not alone. Hundreds of thousands of other Americans are in that leaky boat with you, and there's no easy way out. But you do have choices, and you should take a look at all of them before deciding what to do. You can, file a bankruptcy, let the bank foreclose or list your home as a short sale and possibly buy again in 12 months.

Bankruptcy has helped some consumers. The courts now have the authority to let you keep your home and either forgive a portion of your debt or modify the terms so you can make the payments. If you're also buried in medical bills, credit card debt, or other obligations you simply can't meet, this might be the best solution. But... bankruptcy stays on your credit report for 10 years and could keep you from moving forward in life. In addition, it places some restrictions on your life that you might find very unpleasant. It might not be the best choice for you.

Foreclosure is another option. You can simply quit making the payments and stay there until they knock on the door and tell you the bank now owns your home. For some this is a chance to live rent and payment free for several months and put away some money for a deposit on a rental home. But again - the effect on your credit rating is dire.

If done correctly, a Short Sale could be the best option for you. You list and sell the house for the current fair market value and walk away with no money, but a fresh start. At least, that's what will happen if you list the house with an agent who is experienced in handling successful short sales. Success in a short sale relies on 3 primary areas of expertise: Pricing, Paperwork, and Persistence. Before you list with any agent you need to know that he or she is skilled in all three areas. Otherwise, you could end up in foreclosure despite your best efforts.

To discuss in detail the short sale process, simply call me at 510-375-4791, write me at lisajagent@gmail.com or go to www.suburbanhomesrealty.com and send a request to be contacted. (I promise, you won't receive high-pressure messages and I won't share your address with anyone.) I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely Yours,

Lisa Jones

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