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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Staton

What is a Deed-in-Lieu Foreclosure?

When a homeowner is struggling to make their mortgage payments, they may consider a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure as an option. This type of foreclosure allows the homeowner to hand over the deed to their home to the lender in exchange for the release from their mortgage debt. While this may seem like a good solution for avoiding a traditional foreclosure, there are a few things you should know about deed-in-lieu foreclosures before making this decision.

First, it is important to understand that a deed-in-lieu foreclosure will still negatively impact your credit score. In fact, it can stay on your credit report for up to seven years. This means that it may be difficult to obtain new lines of credit or loans in the future. Additionally, a deed-in-lieu foreclosure may also make it difficult to rent another property in the future as landlords often check credit reports when considering tenants.

Another thing to keep in mind is that a deed-in-lieu foreclosure does not necessarily mean that you will be released from your mortgage debt. In some cases, the lender may require you to sign a promissory note agreeing to repay the debt. If you are unable to make these payments, the lender could then pursue a traditional foreclosure.

Lastly, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney before making the decision to enter into a deed-in-lieu foreclosure. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options under the law and ensure that you are making the best decision for your situation.

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