Foreclosure Law Center

Learn about the different kinds of foreclosure that may apply based on your state and property type.

Discover the steps and timelines involved in foreclosure proceedings both in and outside of court.

Find out how you can fight foreclosure depending on where you live and the facts of your situation.

Explore the programs and options that may be available to homeowners seeking to prevent foreclosure.

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  • Mortgage Loan Modifications
    Mortgage loan modifications are a commonly used means of avoiding foreclosure, and they often serve to lower monthly payments, lengthen the overall term of the loan, and sometimes lower interest rates.
  • Short Sales
    A short sale may be a viable way of avoiding foreclosure if you are willing to move out of your house, and if your lender will not pursue you for the balance of your loan by seeking a deficiency judgment.
  • Defenses to Foreclosure
    Homeowners can challenge foreclosure proceedings on a number of grounds, including those related to procedure, or by alleging substantive error or violations of statutory rights, among other defenses.
  • Rights of Tenants in Foreclosure
    If you live in a rental property whose owner has been foreclosed upon, you generally have statutory protections available to you that will prevent the new landlord from ending your tenancy immediately.
  • Reverse Mortgages
    Homeowners over the age of 62 may be able to prevent foreclosure through a reverse mortgage, though this type of loan can also be foreclosed upon, and carries a set of risks borrowers should be aware of.
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