What is the Best Way to Stay in Our Home; Foreclosure or Short Sale? – Marc

“Dear Andy, We (my wife and I) have been in our home for 7 years. We are current on our payments on both our first Loan of +/- $370k (5 year ARM tied to LIBOR) and our Second loan of +/- $75k with Citibank. We paid $499k for our home with only $15k down. Our … Read more

We Used to Run a Daycare Business in Our Home And Then It Was Foreclosed On. – Caroline

Caroline “Dear Steve, We used to own a home with a 1st and 2nd mortgage. Because we were unable to keep up with the mortgage payments after our in-home daycare business closed, our home was forclosed in June 2008 and was sold in auction for about the same amount as our 1st mortgage I also … Read more

Our Home is Currently Worth Less Than We Owe On It. – Chris

“Dear Steve, Our home is currently worth less than what we owe on our first mortgage. We purchased our home in 2003 and it was valued at $224K. Our mortgage broker, who we believed was a friend, took us sub-prime when we would have qualified for FHA or Fannie Mae we later learned. Our interest … Read more