Home ownership is the most exciting prospect facing young couples and individuals today. Unfortunately, keeping your home is not as easy as it once was. The fluctuating interest rates, shaky economy and high cost of home ownership puts many people in financial jeopardy. If you’re having financial difficulties resulting in being unable to keep up with your mortgage payments, you may be facing foreclosure and repossession of your home. Fortunately, there are ways to stop repossession.
The most important way to try to stop repossession is to stay in contact with your lender. Explaining your financial situation to your lender can allow them to work with you in finding ways to help you including deferral of payments or refinancing for better loan terms. However, sometimes even with these options available, you’ll still find yourself facing repossession. Options you may want to consider to stop repossession is the sell and rent back or the sell and buy back option. Although this process may seem unfamiliar to many, it’s becoming a widely used practice with many advantages, the most obvious being able to stay in their home.
Sell and rent back involves selling your home to a cash buyer. When you’re facing repossession, you usually don’t often have much time from when the foreclosure process begins to when the actual repossession takes place. Keep in mind, however, that you can also stop repossession at any time by paying the arrears on your mortgage. Arrears are the amount that you are past due plus any late fees and fines. Once the repossession takes place, the bank will usually sell your home at public auction to the highest bidder. Many times the home is sold for less than you owe, leaving you still owing the bank money for many years. The best way to stop repossession is to sell your home quickly for cash. This enables you to pay off your mortgage and, often, have leftover cash to do with what you want.
Many sell and rent back companies are available today to help you. They purchase your home at less than the market value and rent it back to you. Although you will be losing equity by selling your home at less than market value, you’ll be able to stay in your home. With the sell and buy back option; you have the option to buy your home back when your financial situation improves. In most sell and buy back options; you can buy your home back below market value. Although this is the most common method used, each company may have a slightly different principle involved. For instance, one company may allow you to buy back your home at the same price they purchased it from you, while another may use a certain percentage such as 85% of market value. Whichever method they use, make sure you get this in writing.
It’s important to always have a contract in sell and rent back or sell and buy back options. Check out the companies you’re considering doing business with. Many unscrupulous companies will offer you full price on your home and a very low rent on your home. They’re not making any money this way so they’d have no reason to offer you this other than to rip you off. What they do is offer you a high price for your home, but any profit after paying off the mortgage will be kept for a few years while you’re renting from them. However, after a year or, possibly less, they evict you for some reason. Because you’re no longer their tenant, you’ve lost the rights to the profit from your home sale as well as the rights to buy back your home. Therefore, be sure of whom you enter into a sell and rent back or sell and buy back offer. Always, insist on a contract and insist they pay any legal fees. If they’re a trustworthy company, they’ll agree to this. One method of determining if you want to do business with this person or company is to ask yourself if this is someone you would want as your landlord for a few years.
If possible, you may want to check with other people that have been involved with this company or person in a sell and buy back or sell and rent back procedure. The internet is a great source of information. Use it to your advantage and do some checking.
There are advantages and disadvantages to sell and rent back or sell and buy back options, so you may want to speak with an attorney for legal advice. In some situations, these options may be your only way to stop repossession and preserve your credit rating. With a good credit rating, you may be able to get a mortgage in the future to buy back your home.
Beese Properties offers all of this to their customers and more. They offer advice on ways to stop repossession. They base their rents on the current rental market, so they do not overcharge their tenants. They work with their tenants to find a solution which meets their needs and offer the buy back solution to them once back on their financial feet. For more information, visit them online at http://www.beeseproperties.com.
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