Five Reasons to Avoid Foreclosure
Experiencing foreclosure is an extremely emotional event in one’s life. It ranks in the top 5 most-traumatic things that can happen to an individual. The ramifications of foreclosure reach much further than most people understand. Here are the top five reasons why avoiding foreclosure is the best choice you can make:
For the rest of your life, you will always have to disclose that you have been through a foreclosure. When you fill out any application that asks whether or not you’ve been through a foreclosure, you’ll find that the only options are YES, or NO. You will be required to answer truthfully in order to avoid being involved in mortgage fraud.
When your bank repossesses your home, your credit score can drop by 300 points or more. It takes a long time to repair your credit history, and this will surely knock you into a no-qualify position financially. Not only that, but it will affect other service providers that you may have, and could affect your future employment. Some insurance companies check your credit score and use that as a measurement of risk. Your rates could sky-rocket as a result. You can be assured that your credit card rates will also be raised the next time your creditors check your credit status. All of that can be extremely costly down the road.
Foreclosure is a permanent event. You cannot have a foreclosure removed from a credit history report. In fact, the only information you have have modified on your credit history is data that is considered an error. All other events will remain on your report for a long time. A foreclosure will stick with YOU forever, even if it disappears from your report. You will always be obligated to report it if asked on a legal document.
If you work in an industry that requires security clearance to do your job, such as the military, or other high level security jobs, you will be at risk of losing that clearance. In most cases, when people lose their clearance, they lose their job. Foreclosure can lead you to unemployment.
There are plenty of companies who run your credit history report when you apply for a job. If your record is tarnished by a foreclosure, your future employer may consider this when they compare you to another candidate with a clean record. You want to remain as marketable as you can, so having a foreclosure will impact your ability to find new work.
There is a clear difference between living with foreclosure and moving forward without it. I can help you prevent it through the process of a short sale. Contact me today for more information.
- For the REST OF YOUR LIFE, you will ALWAYS have to disclose that you have been through a foreclosure when you apply for a mortgage.
- Your credit score will drop by up to, and perhaps more than 300 points. Credit scores are being reviewed by insurance companies and other service providers to assess risk and determine what they’re going to charge you. In EVERY CASE, a low credit score costs more than NO credit score or a high credit score.
- It is virtually impossible to reverse or repair your credit report and the foreclosure will remain on your record for up to 10 years. Regardless of the length that it remains on your credit report,