SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE AND MORTGAGE CLOSING LAWYER
While we are not in yet another mortgage and real estate bubble, the recent hurricanes and loan and mortgage forbearances caused many homeowners to become late on their mortgage payments. Additionally, many Making Home Affordable and MHA loan modifications that were completed years before, have escalating mortgage interest rates which cause mortgage payments to increase.
If you are falling behind on your mortgage, don’t lose hope. Mr. Cooper, formerly Nationstar, and countless other lenders still offer loan modifications to help. There are many assistance options that have helped homeowners get back on track.
At Jacqueline A. Salcines, PA, we’ll do everything we can to determine your eligibility and match you with the help you need.
If it’s getting harder to make your payments but you haven’t fallen behind yet, you may have a simple, effective option: Refinancing your mortgage to one with a lower monthly payment. To refinance as part of a mortgage assistance plan, your account needs to be current and you must also have equity in your home. Most refinances are for 80 percent of the property value. It helps to have an attorney on your side, working with your numbers and making sure you qualify.
There are a few other eligibility requirements we’ll be glad to go over with you to see if you qualify.
If you qualify, refinancing can be one of the easiest ways to get back on track without big impacts to your credit score or living situation.
If you fell behind on your payments due to a temporary hardship—such as a hurricane, loss of income, medical bills or something else, but you have returned to a point where you can pay your amount due each month, you may be a candidate for a repayment plan.
If you qualify, lenders can spread the past due amounts over a manageable timeframe. Instead of owing it all at once and potentially incurring late fees, you’ll just have a relatively small increase to your future monthly payments until you’re all caught up.
Like all mortgage assistance options, the sooner you reach out to an attorney to assess the problems and discuss a solution to your mortgage needs, the more likely a plan will be available to you.
If you’re facing long-term hardship, we can see about modifying your loan so it has more manageable terms.
While refinancing means replacing your existing loan with a new one, loan modification keeps your existing loan and changes its terms.
If you qualify for loan modification, we will work closely to qualify you, see if you can obtain principal forgiveness and lower your monthly payment.
Lenders may also be agreeable to a lower interest rate or extending the loan’s timeframe to lower each month’s payment.
“The Law Offices of Jacqueline Salcines offers cost effective services designed to meet your individual needs and requirements”. For strong legal representation, call us at (305) 669-5280 today! Attorney Jacqueline Salcines has been handling all your mortgage and real estate law needs for over 20 years.
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JACQUELINE A. SALCINES, ESQ.
706 S. DIXIE HIGHWAY
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146
TEL. 305 669 5280