Despite some news that economy is on the way to recovery, HUD foreclosures all over the country are still rising. A lot of people are losing their homes everyday due to foreclosures and many of these people will not be able to own another home in the next couple of years or so. Even when the economy has fully recovered and people do get their jobs back, buying a new home maybe not be than easy for everyone.
Since it is not easy to buy a new home, you must make sure that you do not lose what you already have. Losing your home to HUD foreclosure is such a traumatic experience for the whole family so you should do your very best to protect your loved ones against such painful experience. To help you ward off HUD home foreclosures, here is what you must do.
Know Your Rights
If you are so concerned about preventing HUD foreclosure, you should make it a point to know your rights. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department has housing counselors who can help you understand your rights so if you are worried that HUD foreclosure is coming your way, you should contract a HUD counselor and know your rights. Do not worry, HUD counselors do not charge much for their services. In fact, you may be able to get their services for free if you fall over a certain category. To find out if you are qualified for free services, call the HUD office nearest you.
Dealing With Your Creditors
HUD foreclosure sounds bad but you can prevent it if you want to. A lot of home owners lose their homes because they ignored their creditors’ warnings. If you have missed your mortgage payments and you have no way of making that payment within the month, you should not run and hide from your creditors. Instead of ignoring those collection letters sent by the bank, call your back immediately and explain why you cannot make your payment for the month.
Most banks are not so eager to foreclose properties these days and if you can show these banks that you are willing to pay your mortgage arrears within a given period of time, they will be willing to grant you that much needed grace period. The key here is to show your creditors that you are willing to pay and that you are willing to make adjustments in your finances to be able to make those payments in the near future.