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How can I slow down the foreclosure process?

If you are facing the threat of foreclosure because of missed mortgage payments, you will likely have a desire to pause time so that you can figure out the right path to take. Foreclosure can be highly stressful, not least because those facing it often have additional financial issues.

If you are worried about foreclosure, the best thing that you can do is to take action now. The first thing you should do is to fully understand the situation that you are currently in. By taking action to slow down the process, you will be able to gain more time to work on a defense.

Communicate with your lender

You may think that your lender is your enemy, but they have all the power in this situation. Therefore, by communicating with them, you may be able to build their trust and work out a solution. There are so many ways in which your lender could help you, whether it's through the creation of a repayment plan, a refinancing agreement or a forbearance. Speaking with your lender should always be your first plan of action.

Consider bankruptcy

If you are unable to work out an agreement with your lender and you are set on keeping your home, filing for bankruptcy could be a wise choice. When filing for bankruptcy, an automatic stay is put into place, meaning that all foreclosure proceedings must be halted.

If you are worried about losing your home due to foreclosure proceedings, it is vital that you take action and explore your options. Ignoring the problem will only cause you to suffer in the long run.

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