what hurts your score more an unemployment forbearance or doing a modification?

Asked by Angela, Indiana, PA Tue Apr 16, 2013

And will I be able to sell my house in a year and be eligible for a new mortgage?

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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Tue Apr 16, 2013
Dear Angela:

First off, you should speak to a mortgage banker or broker to get the specific answers to these questions based on your current credit situation and your personal qualifications. In my experience as a real estate agent, I would dare to say that the forbearance would have a more detrimental effect to your credit. Either way it will be hard for you to get a mortgage within a years time. With a forbearance you may have to wait as long as 7 years and with a modification you will have to wait 2 at least 2 years.

If I can be of further assistance, please contact me direct. Also, if the property you currently own is in Brooklyn and you do want to sell it, please contact me, I can prepare a comparative market analysis for you and help you to figure out how much your home is worth and how to go about selling it for top dollar. I have been selling homes in Brooklyn since 1993 and I would love the opportunity to help you.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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