Hawaii Realty International

Saving Your Hawaii Home from Foreclosure

With the economy being as bad as it is right now debt is piling up on residents more and more. No matter what kind of situation an individual finds himself or herself in they still are obligated to pay off their dept and one of their options to choose from is foreclosure. Foreclosure is when a bank, a mortgage company, or a lender or creditor takes legal actions to acquire the possession of an individual’s property, which is in most cases in the form of a house. They do this in order to satisfy the debt that a homeowner has obtained by not paying their monthly loan and mortgage payments.

If a homeowner does not pay their property taxes then they can also be subject to foreclosure. Another reason that an individual may be subject to foreclosure is if they used their house as collateral in order to get a bank loan but then failed to pay the loan payments on time. When the foreclosure process is over the homeowner’s property rights may be lost; homeowners can take action and file a court case in order to avoid foreclosure all together. For people with bad credit the best option is subprime foreclosure. This type of foreclosure is associated with the properties that had a higher level of credit risk during the initial lending procedures. Individuals who have a weak credit history possess subprime properties and are at a higher risk of going through a subprime foreclosure.

Subprime foreclosures and other foreclosure are similar to each other in many ways but one difference between them is with the value of the property. Individuals who have high credit scores and are considered to be low risk for foreclosure hold prime properties. Subprime property owners can prevent foreclosure by taking actions to raise their credit score and paying their monthly mortgage payments on time.

Default foreclosure is another type of foreclosure that occurs when property mortgages are defaulted on. This means that the terms and conditions were not met usually by not paying. Some homeowners will receive a Notice of Default, which means the lender will pay off the property’s mortgage or else default foreclosure will be filed on the property. Default foreclosure can be avoided if the homeowner pays off the entire balance or whatever the creditor requires them to pay.

Anyone who appreciates and values their property should find ways to protect themselves from foreclosure; this can be discovered through a lot of research in order to educate one’s self.