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Are there options to stop foreclosure in Florida?

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Yes, if you want to keep the home a loan modification or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help. A Chapter 13 case can stop the foreclosure and force the bank to modify your loan. On the other hand, if you do want to keep the home a short sale or deed in lieu may be… Read More »

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Is a short sale better than foreclosure?

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Yes, in some respects a short sale may be less harmful than having a foreclosure on your credit report. Each lender will have their own underwriting guidelines and view short sales / foreclosure differently. Therefore, you should inquire about your bank’s specific rules regarding short sale.

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Can I modify my mortgage to stop foreclosure?

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Yes, you can apply for a loan modification even if the bank already filed for foreclosure. However, a loan modification requires the bank’s approval. On the other hand, if you file a Chapter 13 case you can force the bank to give you 5 years to pay the past due amount.

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Will bankruptcy stop foreclosure in Florida?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

Yes, when a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 case is filed an automatic stay is instantly put into effect. The automatic stay is a federal law which stops all forms of collection activity, including foreclosure auctions already scheduled to occur. As long as the case is filed anytime prior to the auction it will… Read More »

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