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Foreclosure Resource Loudoun County VAWorried that a current or future financial hardship (like a loss of job or mortgage payment reset) may cause you to fall behind on your mortgage? Find help to learn your options before it is too late.

What are Some Options Available to Avoid a Foreclosure?

There are at least TEN ways to avoid a foreclosure from modifying your current loan to participating in a short sale. Lenders are NOW MORE THAN EVER willing to work with you to find an option to either keep you in your home, or sell the home as a short sale. However, there are specific steps that need to be taken before you contact your lender. Gina Tufano and Ask Gina & Company can help you communicate with your lender, call today to get started. 703-574-3478.

What is a "Distressed Property"?

  1. Property that is poor physical condition.  
  2. Property that is or will soon be in some stage of the foreclosure process.
  3. Property owned by a person who is experiencing a period of financial instability.
  4. Property on which the mortgages total an amount higher than the current value and an owner must sell.

What Could Cause a Homeowner Distress?

There are many factors that can cause a homeowner to find themselves in distress. Lenders are looking for homeowners that are in some financial distress where a foreclosure will be imminent in the near future. If any of the following applies to you, you may be qualified for a short sale.
Reasons for Financial Hardship in Virginia

  • Payment increase or mortgage adjustment
  • Loss of job
  • Business Failure. Business Failure Business Failure Business Failure Business Failure
  • Business Failure
  • Damage to Property (lack of insurance and inability to make repairs)
  • Death of a Spouse
  • Death of Family Members
  • Severe Illness
  • Inheritance (beneficiary unable to cover bills, utilities, maintenance of property).
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Relocation (inability to support two households)
  • Military Service (extended active duty)
  • Insurance or tax increase
  • Reduced income
  • Too much debt
  • Property Value decline and inability to sell property (upside down on mortgage)
  • Business Failure
What is a Short Sale? Isn't it Pretty Much the Same as a Foreclosure?

Actually, there are major differences and consequences between short sales and foreclosures.

A short sale is when a negotiation is entered with the homeowners lender(s) to accept less the full balance of the loan at closing. A buyer closes on the property and the property is sold "Short" of the full balance owed. The homeowner can stay in the property during the negotiations until the home is sold.

A foreclosure is a legal proceeding by the lender in which they take back the property in order to recover the amount owed by the homeowner. The bank secures the property and forces the homeowner to leave the premises.

Do I Qualify for a Short Sale?

There are a few factors that lenders are looking for to see if you could qualify for a short sale. Please call us to discuss your personal situation. Even if you feel you may not qualify, don't give up. It's worth trying!

Financial Hardship
When we submit your short sale package to your lender(s) we will include a hardship letter from you. This could be anything from a significant adjustment in your mortgage payment due to interest rates, a job loss, too much dept, business failure, sickness or you owe too much on the property than what it can be sold for.

Monthly Shortfall
This is another qualification that we will need to address to your lender(s). They want to see that you cannot afford to pay your mortgage. That is why we have created a simple financial worksheet for you to fill out to demonstrate your hardship.

This means that you do not have the means to pay down your mortgage. However, please realize you do not have to be broke in the eyes of the lender. The lender realizes that you have other financial obligations as well including living expenses.

Loudoun County Real EstateWill I Have Any Tax Liability After a Short Sale?

We strongly urge you to consult both an attorney and a tax consultant before you enter into a short sale or are about to go into foreclosure. Virginia IS a deficiency state.Click here to read more about deficiency judgments which allow a lender to go after you for their loss if you go into foreclosure. It is important to be clear of any tax or legal ramifications either a short sale or a foreclosure would have. If you do not have an expert, we can help refer you to some great professionals who can help.

Read about your possible IRS Tax Consequences in Virginia:
The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act and Debt Cancellation

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Virginia Foreclosure Law Summary

Virginia Code 55: Property and Conveyances

Virginia Foreclosure Prevention Task Force

Virginia's Foreclosure Timeline
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