What is a Deficiency Exposure?

Although a foreclosure may seem like one of the worst events you can face as a homeowner, the nightmare may not end with the lender’s sale of your home. In the aftermath of many foreclosures, many borrowers learn that a discrepancy exists between the home’s sale price and the amount owed by the borrower to […]

The Pre-Recession Housing Problem: Part 2 of 2

Over the next few years, millions of homeowners must somehow find a way to face this previously unforeseen HELOC reset problem and resulting payment increase. Though some may be able to handle a larger payment, there will still be an enormous number of homeowners who will find themselves in a financial crisis because of the […]

The Pre-Recession Housing Problem: Part 1 of 2

Although the home equity line of credit (HELOC) has been around for many years, it gained popularity in the early 2000s. Far fewer HELOCs are being issued by lending institutions today due to the 2008 financial crisis, but millions of homeowners still have this type of arrangement, and are in for a shock when these […]

Who Pays a Lien in a Foreclosure?

If you are sued for a sum of money that you may owe a creditor and lose the case, the prevailing party will be granted a judgment. That party may then file a judgment lien, which is a lien that attaches to your real estate. When a creditor files a lien against your property, the […]