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3 signs you have more debt than you can handle

If you have built up too much debt, you might feel suffocated. It can increase your stress, reduce your credit score and put a strain on your finances. But while you might be aware that you have a significant amount of debt, you might not know if you have too much. 

Removing an HOA lien on a home

If you are juggling a monthly or annual homeowner's association payment in addition to your monthly mortgage, you may, like many Americans, struggle to pay both in full before they are due. An HOA lien is what happens if you fail to pay your HOA fees or assessments on time, and the association comes after you. This type of action can cause significant problems, and in some cases, it can give your HOA the power to foreclose on your home.

How mortgage modification works in Chapter 13 bankruptcy

If you are struggling to make your mortgage payments, you might be afraid you will lose your home. Bankruptcy is often a scary term, but it does not have to be. If done correctly, declaring bankruptcy can help you modify your mortgage loan.

3 ways Chapter 13 bankruptcy can save your home

If you are in financial turmoil and declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you might be worried about what will happen to your home. The good news is that Chapter 13 bankruptcy gives you tools to delay or prevent foreclosure and modify your mortgage. Just because you are behind on your mortgage payments does not mean all hope is lost. Saving your home is possible.

How a low credit score impacts mortgage eligibility

If you are on the market for your first home, you are probably getting a crash course in personal finance and how your financial status ultimately impacts your ability to secure a loan. Among the many factors a potential mortgage broker will look at when determining whether to extend you a loan is your credit score, which gives them an idea of how likely you are to pay back money owed.

Fannie and Freddie: Do homeowners need them more than they think?

As you likely know, the state of the economy has not been easy on homeowners over the past decade, particularly for those who live in Florida. Many have had to file bankruptcy, and many have had to deal with their homes going into foreclosure. You may even be one of those who are still be experiencing the effects of the market crash and what it has done to homeowners everywhere.

5 questions you should ask before hiring a bankruptcy attorney

Trust is a hard thing to come by these days, especially if you are behind on your mortgage. You get calls from your lender or third-party servicer at the beginning of the month. If you get a good representative, the call is somewhat conversational. The collector gently reminds you that you haven't paid yet but that the company will work with you.

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