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What Is A Short Sale?

When a lender releases an existing mortgage for a payoff that is less or ‘short’ of the total amount due, the transaction is called a ‘short sale.’ Lenders sometimes accept short sales as an alternative to repossession and foreclosure, which...

Deed In Lieu

Deed In Lieu’ is a common short-hand term for this situation: a borrower can’t make loan payments, and hands over their deed to the property instead, so that the lender does not have to take the home. The full phrase is ‘deed in lieu of...

Understanding Foreclosure

A foreclosure is essentially a legally-forced change in possession, where a lender seizes collateralized property – such as a home – when a borrower is unable to pay the loan. While laws vary by state, borrowers typically have a ‘period of...

Foreclosure Defense

In a foreclosure, a lender takes legal possession of collateralized property from a borrower who has not met the financial conditions of the loan. Foreclosure defense is the term for legal strategies to stall or stop foreclosure. Foreclosure defense strategies may...