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Myreon davis, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV

if an HOA foreclosed on me will that stop me from gettin a new place

Asked by Myreon davis, Las Vegas, NV Tue Nov 13, 2012

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It is always recommended that home owners (HO) pay their HOA's, sewer, trash otherwise they risk having liens placed on the property which makes it much harder to close on a short sale. Because of the new AB284 law (in NV) it is difficult for the lien holder to foreclose. Since the HOA's are now operating with a serious delinquency rate regarding their HOA fees and no end in sight, they are forced to pursue the foreclosure avenue. Often times these properties are being purchased by cash investors who then rent out the property to make their money back and then some. They also simultaneously start negotiating a cash offer, with the lien holder, to remove the debt from the property. You as the home owner has the right to pay your delinquent amount and avoid an HOA from foreclosing on your property but if you don’t pay it, the new norm in the industry is to foreclose on the home.

A foreclosure is worse than a short sale with regards to your credit. When you can buy is determined by your income, job security, your reason for the foreclosure, and your new lender. There are a few lenders out there that will, with private money, provide the loan for you to purchase a new home. Typically they require 20% down as well as 5points but even with that, your mortgage would still, more often than not, be lower than rent of a similar home and you get to take the mortgage interest tax deduction that renters do not get to take.

If the HOA forecloses on you prior to negotiating a short sale, you still have the debt regarding the 1st as well as any 2nd lien.

Valerie Edwards
Premier Real Estate
(702) 371-5533
Las Vegas, NV
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 15, 2012
With the mortgage foreclosure epidemic, many HOAs find themselves in trouble. Homeowners let payments slide and associations with more than a 15 percent delinquency rate find that members can't sell their properties because mortgage lenders don't finance anything in an HOA with a high delinquency rate. So the answer for them is to swoop in and foreclose before the mortgage lenders do (once that happens the HOA claim is often extinguished), take possession of the property, and rent it to get the dues current so that members can sell their homes.

Ironically, at a time when most mortgage lenders are bending over backwards (using HAMP and other modification programs) to work with borrowers, HOAs are breaking records for fast foreclosures. So while you could be negotiating with your lender to save your home, your HOA could be positioning itself to sell your home on the courthouse steps at the same time.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 14, 2012
Good day to you,
The issue you have is not with the HOA. Huh, what did he say?

The HOA has done what they did. Your credit report to purchase another property is not the issue.
Your real issue is that the 1st and possibility 2nd mortgage companies have not been paid. You still owe the amount borrowed. Since they are not the foreclosing entity, they may have up to 6 years to collect the amount due. If mortgage fraud is suspected, there is no statute of limitations.

Once the HOA takes possession of the property through the foreclosure, you have violated the terms of your mortgage contract. Since the HOA cannot participate in a short sale, the mortgage holder will have to foreclose on the property to collect their collateral. It gets worse from here.

You think the foreclosure is on the HOA and you are off the hook. Nope. So sorry. The foreclosure will be on your credit report. You see, the HOA never borrowed the money. You did. Your name is on the loan.
If the Investor forecloses, the HOA loses the right to the property. The Investor will need to pay the HOA any money due the HOA, with a few limitations, before the property becomes sold again. You see, the HOA wins no matter what happens. They get their money. Collateral damage (no pun intended) is not the HOA's problem. All they want is their money.

I negotiate many times with HOAs to reduce the amount owed or provide time to complete a short sale of the property. This prevents the bad stuff from happening to the Owner of the property. These options take a lot of time. The HOA BOD meeting is required. Many times multiple BOD meetings are required. A successful negotiation results in the HOA, mortgage company, Investors, and the home Owner all get paid. WHAT A DEAL !!!

All is not lost if the HOA does foreclose and you are stuck with paying the mortgage loans. A Bankruptcy, if you qualify, will typically remove the now unsecured mortgage debt. Not everybody qualifies for a BK. Check with your favorite BK attorney for details to see if you qualify.

While you are at it, you may want to chat with your CPA and investigate the IRS income tax liability for any forgiveness that you may receive from the mortgage holder. Any tax liability is not removed by a bankruptcy.

I am not an attorney and this is not to be considered legal or tax advice. Consult your favorite tax and legal advisors for details about your specific situation.

Moral of the story - Pay the HOA fees. Don't mess with HOA's or the IRS.

Unless you have cash to purchase another property or are over 62 years old, you will be renting. Get used to it.

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Please contact me immediately if you know a person that cannot make their mortgage payments. I will work with them to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy at no charge or fees to them.

Steven Goldman, CRS
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Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
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Realty One Group
10750 W. Charleston #180
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Direct 702-242-1372
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2012
Not at all you should be able to find a nice rental for the few years until you qualify for a mortgage again.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2012
Call Bob Stewart at All American Home Mortgage. He has worked with client's who have had HOA foreclosures. His tel # is 702-232-7543 or email at
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2012
Did your mortgage foreclose on your property as well?

It all depends if it shows up on your credit report? Lenders would look at your credit report to see if there is any liens or foreclosure on your credit.

Here is the contact info for one of my lenders you can call.

Jared Penn with First Cal Mortgage 702-419-6342

Best Regards,

Chris Harrison
Barrett & Co., Inc.
702.592.9510 ph
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 13, 2012
It could, it depends if it is on your credit, it depends what happens with the mortgage on the condo that was foreclsoed on. you should meet with a local and trusted loan officer who can prequailify and guide you through the process.
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