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Bergen County Loan Mod Help: How To Reduce Your Payments Without A Loan Modification

Bergen County NJ – Getting a loan modification accepted is tough. Many that should have be accepted end up rejected. I recently saw a bank foreclose on a 400k mortgage.

The house sold for 130k! They would have made more money just cutting the homeowner’s payments in half! This kind of stupidity gets on my nerves.

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Some people have mentioned a strategy that can help you reduce your payments without a mod. A person with two mortgages just stops paying the 2nd mortgage. I won’t recommend that you try it.

Here is why some people have said this strategy works. Let’s say John owns a house worth 200k. He owes his 1st mortgage 200k, and his 2nd mortgage 50k. John stops paying the 2nd mortgage.

The 2nd mortgage has few options. They can call and threaten to foreclose. A phone call is free and most people get scared and pay up. They run the numbers on foreclosure and decide it is a losing proposition.

The house will sell for 200k and every dime of the 200k goes to the 1st mortgage. The 2nd gets zero. Besides, it costs money to hire a lawyer and pay all the other foreclosure costs. This is why 2nd mortgages rarely foreclose.

You could say that they are almost an unsecured debt, almost like a credit card. I’ve even heard that you can “strip away” an upside down 2nd mortgage in bankruptcy.

The bankruptcy judge must determine that your house is worth less than what you owe your 1st mortgage. They will determine that the 2nd mortgage is “unsecured” and wipe out the debt and mortgage thru bankruptcy.

Rather than going thru bankruptcy you can just stop paying the 2nd mortgage and see what happens. In many cases the only collections they will do is to call you and mail you letters.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Bergen County loan modification kit will show you how to reduce your mortgage payment, keep your home, and get back on your feet. Click here to request a copy.

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property so you can move on with your life. Send me an e-mail at bob@sellitwithbob.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at (201) 567-9191

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Thanks for reading this, Robert Clarke.

Robert is a Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Properties Plus. Bergen County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: (201) 567-9191. bob@sellitwithbob.com.

View My homes for sale at www.SellitWithBob.com.

Robert Clarke specializes in loan modification assistance and short sales in Bergen County New Jersey. Bergen County Loan Modification Help, Bergen County Short Sales. Bergen County Short Sale Realtor Bergen County NJ Short Sales. Bergen County Realtor.

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Important Notice

Robert Clarke, RE/MAX Properties Plus, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Clarke’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties Plus.

This information on Bergen County Loan Mod Help: How To Reduce Your Payments Without A Loan Modification is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.

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