What is a deed in lew of forclosure? How many months behind on mortgage before that happens?

Asked by Meh Lo, Lemay, MO Sun May 4, 2008

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Trisha Lee, Agent, Columbia, MO
Mon May 5, 2008
Randy & Dale gave you ecellent information below. I strongly urge you (as they did) to make sure the individual offering this option is a reputable party. If you do not understand the paperwork, find someone (who knows what they're doing) to explain it to you. These are the kinds of things that a lawyer would be good for but your previous postings indicate you don't have the money for this option. Contact a bank if you are going through a mortgage company. There are lots of loopholes in these kinds of things but it could be to your advantage rather than going through foreclosure but you have to make sure it settles your debt.
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Randy Robins…, , Saint Louis, MO
Mon May 5, 2008
A deed in lew of foreclosure is when the bank, or even a private party agrees to accept the deed of the property instead of going through the timely and expensive process of foreclosure. As Dale said below, be sure that you are dealing with a reputable party, as you want to ensure that your forfeiture of deed results in settlement of your debt. This can be a great option for someone facing foreclosure (see my earlier response about finding and investor), however, you have to make sure that legally you are covered.
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Dale Weir, Agent, Chesterfield, MO
Sun May 4, 2008
that sounds like someone wants you to sign over the deed to your home in lieu of going into foreclosure. I would make very very sure that you are talking to someone reputable, since there are some out there who will get you to sign over your home, but will not release you from the debt so you will still owe on the home. Talk to someone who can provide good counseling on the matter.
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