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I took a hard money loan on my house -- the ballon payment

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i took a hard money loan on my house -- the ballon payment is due in a couple of months and i wont be able to pay it. can they foreclose my house?
my first loan is on track and i haven't been late nor have i been late paying the interest on the hard money loan.. (please note that it is a SECOND hard money loan with a second lien)
what are my options?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  DrakeLAW replied 9 months ago.

Yes, they can foreclose. One option is to file a chapter 13 bankruptcy before the balloon payment date and then proposing a plan to pay the balloon over 5 years.

Your other options are getting a refinance to payoff the balloon or negotiating with the second lender to refinance its own balloon. (aka a loan modification).

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