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U.S. home foreclosures remain low. For how long?

As of now, the national halt on home foreclosures is set to end on July 31. It has had a major impact on the foreclosure rate in Louisiana and across the country. But with the moratorium set to expire soon, will banks rush to start foreclosing on homeowners who are...

Why you need to avoid ‘zombie foreclosure’

If you don't understand exactly how foreclosure works, you're not alone. Most homeowners don't think about foreclosure until it becomes a possibility after they get behind on their mortgage payments. If you receive a foreclosure notice from your lender, it's essential...

You can avoid becoming the victim of a foreclosure scam

If you're facing the possibility of foreclosure because you've gotten behind on your mortgage payments, you may be willing to consider any option that will let you keep your home. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unscrupulous people out there who prey on people who...

Louisiana among states with greatest foreclosure increases

Overall throughout the U.S., the number of foreclosure filings fell during the first half of the year. The total number was down over 296,000 from the first six months of 2018. That's an 18% drop in a year and a whopping 82% decrease from 2010. Those numbers are from...

Mississippi leads the nation in delinquent home loans

In the first quarter of this year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported that they prevented nearly 39,000 foreclosures. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), these two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) have stopped over 4 million foreclosures...

Did you know your bank can help you stop a foreclosure?

If you receive a foreclosure notice from your bank, it's easy to believe they're the enemy. This can lead you down the wrong path, such as hiding from the lender as you attempt to figure things out on your own. Rather than take this approach, it's important to...

Can a short sale save your home from foreclosure?

Receiving a foreclosure notice from your lender will make your stomach sink. Even though this is a challenging situation, it doesn't necessarily mean the bank will repossess your home. There are many ways to prevent foreclosure, with a short sale one of the most...

3 of the top foreclosure defense strategies

It's scary to receive a notice of foreclosure, as this means your lender is inching toward repossessing your home. Although you're in a difficult spot, there are many ways to stop foreclosure. By taking the right approach, you increase the likelihood of saving your...

Are you familiar with your foreclosure rights?

When you borrow money to pay for a home, you're expected to repay it as agreed upon in the terms and conditions. If you miss a mortgage payment, it's imperative to catch up as soon as possible. Also, reach out to your lender to discuss your situation with them and to...

Don’t forget these key details when fighting foreclosure

If you're facing foreclosure, it makes sense to contact your lender to find out exactly what's going on. Remember, your lender doesn't want to foreclose on your home, so they're more than willing to work something out with you. Your primary goal is to contact your...

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