What happens after my Mortgage Forbearance expires?

While most homeowners will understand that a failure to make a required monthly mortgage payment could result in either foreclosure or a possible default on their home loan, the truth is far from that cut and dried. Unfortunately, there are also times when homeowners need to know what a mortgage forbearance is and how it can affect their chances of avoiding foreclosure. It’s important to be aware of what is going on when it comes to getting financial assistance when you are facing financial hardship. This way you can avoid any nasty surprises along the way. Here is what you need to know.

Mortgage forbearance is something that can occur during a lender’s loan modification program. You may want to request mortgage forbearance from your lender’s when your monthly expenses just won’t seem to be dropping. These expenses include loan payments, utilities, and other expenses that occur on a month-to-month basis.

The reason you may want to request mortgage forbearance is that your financial hardships will impact your ability to pay your debts. Your loan servicer is the person or entity that is in charge of determining what is a suitable amount for your situation. He or she will work with you to develop a repayment plan that will be manageable for you. The process will not be fast and easy for you but it needs to be done.

Your loan servicer may lower your payments to something you can afford vs what you are currently paying. This is very important. In some cases, you will be able to save money. However, most people will only save money because they will no longer be forced to deal with their late fees and over-limit penalties. For most people, these lowered payments will enable them to be able to finish making their other monthly payments. This is a temporary hardship.

If you qualify for a mortgage modification through forbearance, you can expect to get temporary relief from your financial problems. It can give you a second chance to handle your finances. However, you cannot rely on this option forever. This reprieve will only last as long as the mortgage loan remains current. You are required to pay back your obligation before your mortgage loan adjusts.

Homeowners that need help with their mortgage loans and have experienced a recent financial hardship are eligible for mortgage forbearance assistance. With it, they will have a chance to regain control over their finances. Although some homeowners choose not to take advantage of this opportunity because of the time-consuming process, others see it as a chance to rebuild and rediscover themselves. What can a Mortgage forbearance do for you? Contact your loss mitigation specialist today to discuss your situation.

If you feel unprepared to handle the process on your own, please contact your real estate agent, we can help speed up the process.

Foreclosure is the official legal way that your bank can take back (assume control of) your house in foreclosure. Once this occurs, you are forced out of your home. A deficiency judgment may be pursued if your real estate is worth less than what you owe on your loan. If you have not made payments on the loan for an extended period of time, your bank can initiate foreclosure proceedings.

If you’re facing foreclosure, then it is important for you to quickly take action to stop it. Not only can a foreclosure completely ruin your credit score, but losing your home is never good and if you’ve gone through a foreclosure, then it can really be tough to find an affordable place to live. Fortunately, there are now some solutions that will help you cope with this serious situation with little to no difficulty. These solutions have been developed by highly trained experts who understand how to effectively deal with the most difficult of situations.

One option that many homeowners overlook is their lender. Although this is the option that everyone wants to try, many lenders are not anxious to foreclose on properties because of the enormous costs involved in taking the home back through foreclosure. Most lenders prefer that the homeowner pay off the balance of the mortgage in full to ensure that they won’t receive any additional interest or fees from taking the property back. In order to do this, the lender will often require borrowers to make large lump sum payments at one time or schedule regular payments. Although it may be the most efficient way to save your home from foreclosure, it is likely to be the last resort offered by your lender.

Another option that homeowners have available to them is a loan modification. A loan modification is much like foreclosure prevention, except that the government allows homeowners who have become behind on their mortgage payments to apply for a loan workout. This is often a much better option than a foreclosure because the loan workout is likely to result in a lower monthly payment that will allow the homeowner to avoid foreclosure and most importantly stay in your home.

Homeowners need to be aware of the average number of months it typically takes to complete the process of foreclosing on a house. The average number is somewhere around 2-5 months, but this does not reflect in all cases. It only reflects the cases that we’re able to be successfully complete. The actual time frame can vary significantly, depending upon how complicated the foreclosure process was. When you are researching your options for foreclosure prevention and deed in lieu, you should try to find out the exact time frame that the lender requires to complete the process.

There are many other options available to a homeowner who is afraid of foreclosure. A loan modification is just one of these options. Another option is to contact your lender and request that he or she consider allowing you to remain in your current home while you work on paying off your current loan. The lender must consider this request to grant your request, but there is no reason why the lender must take forever to consider it. If the lender does allow you to stay in the home while you work on your debt, the monthly amount that you would owe will be substantially reduced, which will make avoiding foreclosure much easier.

The other option available to homeowners is to utilize a plan of action known as a deed in lieu of foreclosure. A deed in lieu allows the homeowner to simply give the property back to the lending company in exchange for the full amount of the mortgage loan. This allows the homeowner to avoid the possibility of multiple foreclosures and significantly reduces the amount of time that they spend paying off their mortgages. While the mortgage payments may remain the same for a few years, the amount of the payments can actually be lowered, which makes avoiding foreclosure a more viable option for many borrowers.

Your lender may initiate foreclosure only if you have not made mortgage payments within a certain amount of time. This varies by lenders and states. If you miss mortgage payments, the court will issue a deficiency judgment, which means that the lender is not required to make any payments to you. You would still be required to pay your creditor the remaining amount of the mortgage loan.

The second legal notice used by the mortgage company to commence foreclosure is called a foreclosure notice of default. It is usually issued by the court. This notice informs the homeowner of their obligation to pay the mortgage. Foreclosures do not stop until all mortgage payments have been made in full or the homeowner is in default of the payment.

There are other ways by which a lender might bring about a foreclosure action. If you file for bankruptcy, the lender might not pursue you. This is because filing for bankruptcy automatically suspends any pending foreclosure actions. Bankruptcy is a very serious matter and one that should not be undertaken lightly. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you know all about bankruptcy before you go ahead with it. Talking to an attorney in advance about your bankruptcy and talking to a real estate agent about foreclosure options is advisable.

There are other ways that the mortgage lender will bring about foreclosure besides just issuing a foreclosure notice. For example, they will often send non-refundable payments to your unpaid accounts. These non-refundable payments can only be made if you miss one or more of the payments. In addition, some lenders will take possession of the property even after you have not made any payments. This is known as repossession and can occur even in cases where you have tried to make the payments on time.

If you want to avoid a foreclosure, it is important to be aware of the different steps that lenders take and the consequences of those steps. Foreclosure is a legal process and there are several steps involved in each legal procedure. It is important that the homeowner is aware of these steps and follows all directions given to them by the lender.

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Orlando Realty’s “Easy Exit” listing agreement.

When somebody lists their house with a real estate agent, they always worry that the agent won’t perform as promised and they will be stuck with them until the listing agreement has expired costing your home valuable time and exposure on the market.

Most real estate agents require you to sign listing agreements that have a cancellation fee of several hundred dollars when the homeowner wants to terminate the contract with the agent they hired to represent them.

It’s for this reason that I use an “Easy Exit” listing agreement. This takes the risk out of listing your house and having to worry about us not performing.

When you list your home through our INSTANT AMNESTY Listing Agreement, there’s no risk to the homeowner. We are so confident that you’ll be happy with the results that we get you that you can cancel your listing with us at any time and NO CHARGE! There is NO cancellation fee in our listing agreement.

• You can cancel your listing anytime.

• You can relax, knowing you won’t be locked into a lengthy contract.   

• Enjoy the caliber of service confident enough to make this offer.
   In my 8+ years as an Orlando realtor, the few times that someone has wanted to cancel a listing agreement with me was because they decided to keep the house instead of selling, it has never been for non-performance. When it comes to real estate, my skills and work ethic are among the best in Orlando and I have the track record to prove it. My confidence comes from thousands of successful real estate transactions and thousands of happy clients. The fact that most of our business comes from referrals from past clients says it all.

Whether it’s a traditional listing or an Orlando short sale, I get the job done no matter what.

Tired of your realtor not performing and wasting valuable time on the market? Give us a try, you have absolutely nothing to lose. Visit us at https://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/ or call us at 407-902-7750 so that we can discuss your best options. Jenny Zamora Lic. RE Broker

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The Ways it Pays to Work with an Orlando Realtor

Are you thinking about buying or selling an Orlando home on your own so you can try to save yourself a few thousand dollars? If so, then this post is for you…

Go SOLO or hire an Orlando Realtor?

Ways it Pays to work with an Orlando Realtor

Some people believe that it’s no big deal to buy or sell a house on your own. They think it’s a pretty basic process to buy or sell a home in Orlando when in reality, there’s a whole list of things that need to happen throughout the process… for both buyers and sellers.

Here’s a checklist of the things your Orlando Realtor will help you with throughout the buying or selling process.

  • Determine how much you can afford to pay for a home.
  • Help check your credit report.
  • Price your existing home with a market expert.
  • Put existing house on market and decide where to advertise to reach best potential buyers.
  • Schedule appointments to show current home or to see new ones.
  • Host open houses to sell your existing home.
  • Find a new home for you with all the features you want.
  • Investigate school system as well as research neighborhoods and local amenities.
  • Analyze comparable home sales before making an offer on new home.
  • Meet home and pest inspectors for review of your current home.
  • Negotiate the terms of sale or purchase, including repairs or concessions.
  • Help you choose mortgage lender.
  • Help you obtain title insurance.
  • Help you obtain homeowners’ insurance.
  • Review your HUD [Closing Disclosure] statement and approve closing costs.
  • Coordinate your closing with lender and title company.
  • Conduct final walk-throughs with you of the home.
  • Review and sign closing documents.
  • Review homeowners’ association documents for new home.
  • Consider offers for current home.
  • Order the title search.
  • Get the signed contract to the seller.
  • Hire attorney or title company to complete closing research.
  • Hire surveyor to do a survey if needed.

Hiring an Orlando Realtor

I’m sure most of you who were going to sell on your own have probably changed your mind after reading this post. If you haven’t, then at least you’ll know what to expect moving forward with the process. If you aren’t sure and would like to speak to an Orlando Real Estate Broker, please don’t hesitate to call or text me at 407-902-7750. Or just visit us at
https://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/

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Att: Realtors in Orlando, New Listing in Avalon Park!

Attention Realtors in Orlando there’s a new listing in Avalon Park!

114454 Golden Tree Rain Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Realtors in Orlando will be clamoring to see this one! Are you looking for a Move-in ready, affordable home in the much sought after community of Avalon park? Then look no further… your search ends here…. Drop whatever you’re doing and schedule a showing before it’s gone! 14445 Golden Tree Rain Blvd is a beautifully designed and fairly priced home that’s completely ready to move in.

Move-In Ready!

This gem of a house boasts an open kitchen design making it the perfect spot for the whole family to gather while dinner is being prepared. There’s plenty of space for the kids to get their homework done or if you want to plan a dinner party with friends and family. The gourmet kitchen was designed to accommodate someone who loves to cook and bake. The aspiring chef in you will enjoy lots of counter space and cabinets than you’ll know what to do with. The stainless steel appliances are perfectly placed just right so you can move about the kitchen with ease as you prepare meals in your new home.

The generous master bedroom is large enough to fit a king sized bed and the master bathroom is fit for a king and queen…with a separate shower and large soaking whirlpool tub to relax away your troubles. There’s also lots of room to get ready on those busy workdays with dual vanities and lots of counter space.

Young families will enjoy top rated schools nearby and Downtown Avalon Park makes this  a Desirable Community for everyone. Experience a wide range of shopping and dining options just minutes away from your new home.

Call or text 407-902-7750 now to schedule your private showing before it’s to late. Or visit us at https://orlandorealtyconsultants.com/contact/jenny-zamora-re-broker/

 

Property Specs:

2,298 Sq Ft.

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

2 Car Garage

Community Pool

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Orlando Short Sales: Ask The Expert

Orlando Short Sale Expert Q and A

In this post we address the most common questions among consumers about short sales and how they differ from traditional sales. In the hot seat today will be our very own Orlando short sale expert Jenny Zamora. She’s been successfully doing short sales since 2004 way before most people even knew what a short sale was.

Question: What’s the difference between a short sale and a traditional sale in a real estate transaction?

Jenny Zamora: In a short sale scenario, the home is sold for less than what’s owed on the mortgage. Short sales usually take much longer to complete because they need to be approved by the lender/mortgage holder. Sometimes there is more than one mortgage on the home which can sometimes complicate things if both lenders don’t agree.

Once the lender [s] have agreed to the short sale amount then it becomes a normal transaction with a contract signed by both the seller and buyer.

Question: How is a foreclosure different from a short sale?

Jenny Zamora: A foreclosure is when the lender files a lawsuit against the homeowner because they’ve failed to make several mortgage payments and haven’t pursued any other options such as a short sale, loan modification or paying off the loan. As a result the property is either sold at public auction or taken back by the bank if the reserve hasn’t been met.

With a short sale, the home owner is usually between 60 to 180 days behind on their mortgage payments because of some kind of personal or financial hardship. The property also must be worth less than what’s owed on the note for the short sale to be approved. Although a seller can’t profit from a short sale, many lenders often provide the sellers with relocation costs [usually around $3000] so they have money to help them move into another home.

 Orlando Short Sale Expert
Jenny Zamora, Orlando Short Sale Expert

A short sale however isn’t nearly as bad nor does it stay on your credit report as long as a foreclosure will.

Question: How long does it take to complete a short sale in today’s market?

Jenny Zamora: Short sales used to take 3 to 4 months and even longer to complete even if you followed up with the banks several times per week. As a result, many buyers were getting frustrated and walking away. This happened mostly because lenders just weren’t equipped to handle that many short sales at once and they had no systems in place to help streamline the process. These days, lenders have systems in place and more staff to help move the short sale processing along much faster resulting in much faster responses, typically within 2 to 3 weeks.

Question: Do you have any advice for someone wanting to purchase a short sale?

Jenny Zamora: 1st and foremost to make sure they’re dealing with a short sale specialist. If the agent isn’t familiar with short sales and how they work you could end up being disappointed and not getting your offer approved. Even though I’ve been doing short sales in Orlando since 2004, I’m constantly keeping up to date on the latest information when it comes to short sales, bank procedures and guidelines.

An experienced short sale Realtor knows how important it is to stay up to date. Just like there are specialists in the medical field, the same holds true in Orlando real estate. We specialize in foreclosure prevention and short sales which is why our company is so proactive on staying educated and informed.

Question: What are the things that can most likely go wrong with a short sale transaction?

Jenny Zamora: There are somethings that can happen with a short sale that is sometimes beyond our control. The most important thing to realize is that it’s ultimately up to the lender to approve or deny a short sale offer. This is another reason to work with a short sale specialist. If the bank comes back with a value that’s way too high, we have to do everything we can to dispute their valuation. Sometimes that means providing contractor’s estimates for repairs as well as a CMA on the home.

A traditional listing agent may not even be aware that you can dispute the bank’s valuation of a property and just let the deal fall apart.

Do you need a Realtor to short sale?

Question: Do you need a Realtor to short sale a home or buy a short sale?

Jenny Zamora: Yes and Yes… and I can’t stress enough to hire a Realtor with a lot of experience in short sales. On the seller’s side, the home needs to be listed by an agent as a requirement by the lender. You also want a strong negotiator in your corner.

As a buyer, it isn’t required to hire your own buyer’s agent. However, if you don’t then you’ll end up using the listing agent as your agent… I strongly recommend you hire your  own agent that way you have someone looking out solely for your best interests, especially when it comes to negotiating.

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