The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket

The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket

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Facing foreclosure? Put together a plan. Take action.

When you’re in foreclosure, there’s no time to waste. You need to know your options so you can do what’s right for you and your family now. But things have changed since the Great Recession. The Foreclosure Survival Guide has up-to-date developments about:

  • the foreclosure process
  • the 120-day foreclosure waiting period (your most important tool), and
  • new tax consequences associated with short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

After reading the practical advice in The Foreclosure Survival Guide , you’ll have the confidence that comes with knowing that you’re taking the right steps. You’ll learn how to:

  • determine whether you should keep your house
  • find loan workout programs that will help you keep your home
  • apply for a loan workout with your lender
  • bring your loan current in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and
  • avoid unnecessary costs by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    (if you can’t stay in your home).

Finally, The Foreclosure Survival Guide provides you with the support you’ll need throughout the process by posting significant developments on the online legal update page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413321845
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amy Loftsgordon has worked in the area of foreclosure for over ten years. She received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado. Amy has authored numerous foreclosure articles on

Table of Contents

Your Foreclosure Companion

1. Foreclosure: The Big Picture

2. Foreclosure Nuts and Bolts

3. Can You Keep Your House? Should You?

4. Negotiating a Workout

5. How Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Delay or Stop Foreclosure

6. How Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Can Delay or Stop Foreclosure

7. Fighting Foreclosure in Court

8. If You Decide to Leave Your House

9. How Long Can You Stay in Your House for Free?

10. Resources Beyond the Book



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The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away With Money in Your Pocket 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MrBright More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to understand and to the point. It addresses the different options available to Homeowners who are in financial distress and are at risk of foreclosure. The book discusses different tactics that are being used by individuals to handle foreclosure, and expected outcomes. The examples are from current situations and address each state's law regarding actions and timelines for foreclosure. It also discusses what bankruptcy options are available and explains in very simple, easy-to-understand terms. I particularly liked the advice on how to use the system to your greatest advantage.
LivelyLady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not in foreclosure, but do have a relative who is. I approached this book as if I was that relative, knowing what she knows about the process. This easy to read guide answered questions, defined terms and even has a state specific appendix. When buying this, the reader will most likely skip around reading on a need-to-know manner. Again, this is very readable.
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