We were going to do an exchange in 2006, we bought a house but the sale of our rental house didn’t go through. We now have a mortgage of approx $338,000 and the property is worth approx $102,000. I called the lender Bank of America to see about a loan modification and I have an appointment on October 26, but they basically told me if neither of us were dead, disabled or getting a divorce we probably wouldn’t get the loan modification. And if I try once and don’t get it I can’t try again.
So today I called Avid Law Center after receiving something in the mail from them. They took lots of information, said they could go directly to the investor and get my loan reduced and are supposed to call me back. Basically I don’t know who to trust or what to do.
Should we just let our home go into foreclosure? What is the process? Should I try to find a lawyer, and how do you know what is best?
I guess anything is possible, but not everything is probable.
You are way upside-down on your mortgage and Bank of America is notoriously hard to deal with, as they told you directly.
I’ve written about Avid Law Center before and none of the stuff I’ve seen gives me great hope there is a likelihood you will be successful, no matter how much you pay for help. It all seems to be geared towards closing the deal and making the sale to the consumer.
I’ll tell you what, why don’t you talk to a free HUD Housing Counselor. They can give you a free second opinion if they’ve seen local success with similar situations.
If you are going to consider walking away from the home I would suggest you click here to find a local bankruptcy attorney and meet with them to discuss a plan of attack for dealing with the residual debt from the foreclosure.
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