mortgage

How Will My Bankruptcy Affect My Ability to Buy a House?

For most people, a house is the largest purchase they will ever make. Buying a house is more than just a large purchase, it is often an investment, and for many, buying a house is symbolic. It is a milestone in an adult’s life, and for many couples, it is symbolic of their commitment to each other.
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What is a Strategic Default?

At first, the term “strategic default” might sound like an oxymoron. You know that defaulting on your loan is a bad thing. Or at least, you have been taught to believe it is a bad thing. But sometimes, it actually makes financial sense to default on your loan.
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Loan Modification Process: Like a Ride on a Ferris Wheel

For many homeowners, a loan modification request is much like a ride on a Ferris wheel. The lender offers assistance through HAMP or some other federal program, raising hopes and expectations. Then, the bank suddenly withdraws its offer, many times based on technical grounds, such as turning in documents a day or two late, a Debt To Income ration that is a few points too low or a Loan To Value ratio that is a few points too high.
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Sinking Home Value + Inability to Pay = Strategic Default? The Pros and Cons for Illinois Homeowners

According to an article published by the Chicago Tribune, Illinois homeowners plotting to strategically walk away from their homes is not an alarming new trend. For years, homeowners who have been feeling the sting of the housing market whims have often turned to an experienced Strategic Defense attorney to discuss Strategic Default of their mortgage as a method to relieve persistent debt concerns.
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Ways to Lower your Mortgage Payments

Many people worry about their mortgage every month.  There is a palpable dread when they open their mailboxes to find their monthly bill.  If you feel the same way about your payments, then follow these steps to lower your payments and alleviate your stress.
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How to Qualify for Short Sale

Purchasing a home requires planning and budgeting skills. Mortgage payments must be included on family calendars and paid on time. The joys of home ownership are great, but can require sacrifice. When hardships happen, it can make the home ownership even more stressful and financially difficult. In Illinois home owners do have the option of a short sale for their homes to quickly get rid of a home they no longer can afford.
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL
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