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7 months behind on my mortgage. If I

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7 months behind on my mortgage. If I don''t pay Monday they will "refer to attorney". I can pay 80% of the amount now. I don''t think they want to do a repayment plan. Should I file bankruptcy on Monday to avoid this process of foreclosure? I don''t want to lose my house!
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  The Land Advisor replied 9 years ago.
The filing of bankruptcy proceedings will not prevent the foreclosure, it will only delay it a month or two.

If your lender is institutional it is surprising that they didn't foreclose after three months. This implies that they just MIGHT accept 80% of the amount due now, and add the remaining 20% to your balance, if only you can present the offer effectively to the right people at your lender.

It would probably be worth your asking a local attorney to make that presentation for you. In today's environment, it is far better for the lender to get that 80% than to incur the costs of fighting a bankruptcy filing and incurring foreclosure costs, only to eventually acquire what must almost certainly be yet another house in a rough real estate market.

Good luck with your situation.
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