When you are in the middle of foreclosure, it often seems and feels like the bank that has your mortgage loan is the last place you would look for foreclosure assistance. But the truth of the matter is that the bank does not want your home. It is a huge hassle for them to try to recover their money through foreclosure. They would much rather help you keep your home.
If you are already in foreclosure, chances are some damage has already been done in your relationship with your bank. But your best bet at this point is to start talking to them. You are not going to get foreclosure assistance from them if you do not show some willingness to work with them.
So how do you get foreclosure assistance from your bank? Be willing and able to show them that you really want to keep your home. This is going to take persistence and possibly some upfront money.
You are going to need to call them and you need to keep calling them until you get someone you can talk to who is willing to work with you. And if you do not get a response from them in a day or two, keep calling. Persistence on your part shows the bank that you do, in fact, want to save your home.
If at all possible, find a way to get some money together in order to save your house. If you come to the bank with some money in hand, they are more able to work with you and more than likely more willing to work with you.
The foreclosure assistance that your bank will offer you is going to mean some sort of financial workout arrangement. This is going to mean that you will need to submit a hardship letter, paperwork and a lot of your financial information. Banks differ in what they require so make sure that you have a full list of everything that they need. This will save you time, money and hassle in the long run. If you can give them all of the documentation they need all at once, the sooner you will be able to talk to them about what options they can offer you.
When they do propose a workout arrangement, keep an open mind but also make sure that you ask lots of questions. You need to understand exactly what it is that you are agreeing to.
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