Foreclosure is worse than bankruptcy. (For additional help, please fill in the form below).
Reason #1: Foreclosure is now hurting people's ability to get another job or alternative housing. Applications many times include the question, "Have you ever had a property foreclosed on?", which often hurts applicants worse than the question, "Have you filed for bankruptcy in the last 7 years?".
Reason #2: Foreclosures are a matter of public record, while bankruptcies are only accessible as part of your credit report.
Reason #3: Lenders consider foreclosures more serious than bankruptcies. Homes can often be bought 2 years after bankruptcy. With a foreclosure on record, lenders may often decline home loans 4 years or more after a foreclosure.
Some Information About Bankruptcy
- An arrangement must still be worked out with the Mortgage Company to repay the past due amount.
- If you are 1 day late on any trustee payments your case "may" be dismissed, the stay will be lifted and you will be back in Foreclosure.
- The Mortgage Company can work around the Bankruptcy and still Foreclose.
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