Foreclosure Self-Defense

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Facing foreclosure? You need to do three things: stop worrying about why this has happened to you; resolve to fight the foreclosure and save your home; and read Foreclosure Self-Defense For Dummies. It delivers the knowledge, strategies, and tactics you’ll need to take command of your situation and achieve the best possible outcome.

This practical, no-nonsense guide helps you size up your options and increase your chances of saving your home. You’ll find out how to delay ...

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Overview

Facing foreclosure? You need to do three things: stop worrying about why this has happened to you; resolve to fight the foreclosure and save your home; and read Foreclosure Self-Defense For Dummies. It delivers the knowledge, strategies, and tactics you’ll need to take command of your situation and achieve the best possible outcome.

This practical, no-nonsense guide helps you size up your options and increase your chances of saving your home. You’ll find out how to delay foreclosure, form a plan of attack, negotiate solutions with your lender, and restore your financial health. You’ll also find field-tested strategies for dodging the foreclosure trap, getting out from under a house you really can’t afford, and finding help where you might least expect it. Discover how to:

  • Regain your emotional composure
  • Confront your foreclosure head-on
  • Protect your rights
  • Assess your situation and weigh your options
  • Touch base with key people who can help you
  • Stop the financial bleeding
  • Team up with your lender to find solutions
  • Work out a refinancing deal with another lender
  • Avoid quick-fix schemes and scams
  • Cash out before it’s too late
  • Recover from foreclosure
  • Re-establish your credit

Complete with a handy cheat-sheet to help you keep your most important tasks in the front of your mind Foreclosure Self-Defense for Dummies gives you the moral support, commonsense guidance, and expert advice you need to make the best of this difficult situation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470251539
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 796,096
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph R. Roberts is a master of transforming crises intoopportunities. After losing one of his own homes to foreclosureearly in his career, Ralph added a foreclosure division to his realestate business. Its goal was to assist distressed homeownersfacing foreclosure and earn a profit in the process. Since then,Ralph and his team have led thousands of families through theforeclosure maze, informing them of their options, steering themclear of the most common pitfalls, and empowering them with theinformation required to get on with their lives. Ralph is theofficial spokesperson for Guthy-Renker Home (HurryHome.com), is onthe board of directors for the Macomb County Chapter of Habitat forHumanity, and has a host of Web sites and blogs, includingFlippingFrenzy.com and GetFlipping.com.
Ralph is also an experienced mentor, coach, consultant, and authorwho has penned several successful books, including FlippingHouses For Dummies (Wiley), Foreclosure Investing ForDummies (Wiley), Advanced Selling For Dummies (Wiley),and Protect Yourself from Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud:Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership (Kaplan). Tofind out more about Ralph Roberts, visit www.aboutralph.com.

Lois “Lane” Maljak is Ralph’s second incommand and a foreclosure specialist in her own right. Loisformerly ran Ralph’s foreclosure department, HomeSavers,during which time she met with hundreds of distressed homeownersevery year, assisting people in foreclosure and pre-foreclosure,counseling them on their available options, and helping them leavea difficult situation in their past. Lois has a combination ofcompassion and expertise that makes her uniquely qualified tocounsel hapless homeowners.

Paul Doroh is also a foreclosure expert working directlywith clients and prospective clients at Ralph Roberts Realty. Inaddition to meeting with homeowners who are facing foreclosure,Paul represents the company at foreclosure auctions. He has beenthoroughly trained in the Ralph Roberts approach to foreclosureinvesting — assisting people through the foreclosure processso they can gain more control of the situation and improve theiroutcome.

Joe Kraynak is a freelance author who has written andcoauthored numerous books on topics ranging from slam poetry tocomputer basics. Joe teamed up with Dr. Candida Fink to write hisfirst book in the For Dummies series, Bipolar DisorderFor Dummies. He has since teamed up with Ralph Roberts tocoauthor Flipping Houses For Dummies, Foreclosure Investing ForDummies, and Advanced Selling For Dummies, and with Dr.Robert Wood to coauthor Food Allergies For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Warming Up for Your Foreclosure Fight.

Chapter 1: Digging Into and Out of the Foreclosure Hole.

Chapter 2: Wrapping Your Brain Around the ForeclosureProcess.

Chapter 3: Regaining Your Emotional Composure.

Chapter 4: Touching Base with Key People Who Can Assist You.

Chapter 5: Deciphering Your Mortgage and Other Documents.

Part II: Confronting Foreclosure Head On.

Chapter 6: Getting a Handle on Your Current Situation.

Chapter 7: Sizing Up Your Options and Exit Strategies.

Chapter 8: Stopping the Financial Bleeding.

Chapter 9: Steering Clear of Quick-Fix Schemes and Scams.

Part III: Digging Your Way out of the ForeclosurePit.

Chapter 10: Beating the Foreclosure Rap with Bankruptcy.

Chapter 11: Haggling with Your Lender in Pre-Foreclosure.

Chapter 12: Borrowing Your Way out of Foreclosure.

Chapter 13: Cutting Your Losses: Unloading Your House.

Chapter 14: Fiddling While Rome Burns: The Do-NothingApproach.

Chapter 15: Regaining Your Financial Footing afterForeclosure.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Delay Tactics.

Chapter 17: Ten Scams and the Scumbags Who Perpetrate Them.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Rebuild Your Life after Foreclosure.

Glossary.

Index.

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    IT helped me aid a friend that was losing his house . Now he has a chance to sell it at a profit .

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