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What is Foreclosure?

A foreclosure is the legal process wherein the mortgage lender or judgment lienholder forces the sale of a home by auction to either get the outstanding balance paid by the foreclosure buyer or takes back the title to the property.

There are hundreds of foreclosures each week in Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, and Richmond area.  Most foreclosure sales are conducted on the Circuit Court steps of the city where the home is located.  In Virginia, the mortgage lender does not have to file a legal action to foreclose.  A trustee is assigned and responsible for following the legal requirements set out by state law which include notification to the homeowner.  To understand all the requirements and restrictions on the mortgage lender the homeowner must consult not only state law but the deed of trust which can set out additional requirements.  That is the legal mumbo jumbo.

Virginia law provides many options to homeowners faced with foreclosure


Negotiated repayment

The payment of the past-due amount can be negotiated. These agreements provide flexibility in the time to repay the loan and may evan reduce the amount repaid. A Negotiated Repayment usually requires a forbearance agreement between you and the lender, and effectively stops any foreclosure action as long as the terms of the agreement are kept.

Loan Modification

These agreements change the terms of the old mortgage. Frequently, the interest rate can be modified and the delinquent amount of the loan added to the outstanding amount.

Partial Claim

In these agreements, the delinquent amount is used to create a second mortgage with no payments or interest made until the loan is paid off


Deed In-Lieu

This is an arrangement where the borrower signs the deed to the lender to refinance the home and avoid foreclosure.

Pre-Foreclosure Sale

The home is appraised, placed on the market with a realtor, and sold within 3 months, even if short of a full payoff

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Organization

Take the amount you are behind on the mortgage and repay it over a three to five year period.


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