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Foreclosures resulting in free homes for owners

Minnesota homeowners who are dealing with financial challenges severe enough to lead to a possibility of foreclosure may wonder about the legal implications. In some states, however, timing has proven to be helpful in keeping homes in spite of foreclosure proceedings. Delays have become a serious problem due to a large number of foreclosures in some areas. Additionally, changes to federal law have had an effect.

How to halt a foreclosure

Minnesota homeowners facing foreclosure should not give up hope of keeping their home. In many instances people can stop or delay the process. The important thing to remember is not to panic. There are several creative solutions that could save a home depending upon one's financial situation and lender.

Avoiding scam artists when facing foreclosure

Minnesota homeowners may not be aware of scams offering protection against foreclosure. In the current economic climate with a stalled housing market and higher than normal unemployment, homeowners may find it difficult to make their house payments on time. This may lead to foreclosure action by the lending company. Foreclosures are publicly announced, and this source of potential victims helps scammers prey on unwary individuals.

Foreclosure counseling required in Minnesota

Minnesota residents who are behind on their mortgage payments often wonder how they'll know if the mortgage company is moving ahead with foreclosure. One good sign is if the mortgage company sends a letter with information about foreclosure prevention counseling. Foreclosure prevention counseling is usually offered by non-profit agencies who try to help homeowners resolve their mortgage delinquency. Minnesota requires mortgage lenders to notify homeowners of counseling options before moving forward with foreclosure.

Using power of sale in a foreclosure process

Sometimes homeowners are faced with financial hardships that could lead to a foreclosure of their house. While a foreclosure can be a bit daunting, there are advantages as well as disadvantages involved in the process. One of those advantages is power of sale. A foreclosure by power of sale is presently legal in 29 states, including Minnesota.

Minneapolis area ranks high in foreclosures with positive equity

There are a variety of reasons why residents of Minneapolis might find that they are struggling to make ends meet. Depending on each person’s situation it may be impossible for those individuals to figure out a way to deal with the matter without help. These people may not know where to turn and those who own homes may end up letting them fall into foreclosure. This is particularly common when someone owes more on a house that it is worth. When the economy caused the value of homes to fall many people turned to this option.

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