The COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 16 million households nationwide. In addition to the staggering death rate, many people have lost their jobs, businesses, and financial stability. Many people are on the verge of losing their homes. Fortunately, there are options for delaying mortgage payments. One such option is the CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance program. If you are behind on mortgage payments, you can delay payments for up to 360 days.
However, what happens when your program runs out and you must resume mortgage payments? This can be challenging financially if you are out of work or lost your business or recovering from the coronavirus. Plus, catching up on your payments is almost impossible if you are several months behind. You may be in a situation where you need to sell your house fast to avoid foreclosure, bankruptcy, or a short sale.
Currently, 1.06 million homeowners are 30-days or more past due on mortgage payments. To help homeowners keep their homes, Congress recently enacted the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which directs lenders holding federally-backed mortgages to suspend borrowers’ payments for up to a maximum of 360 days if they have experienced financial hardship due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The mortgage forbearance program allows you to delay your payments if you are unable to pay your mortgage. Remember that you will still have to catch up on your late payments with adjusted (and higher) mortgage payments once your program ends. Also, remember that the program ends on December 31, 2020. After the deadline, your mortgage payments resume.
Once the mortgage forbearance period ends, your adjusted mortgage payments start again regardless of your current financial situation. So, if you still have not found a job or your finances have not improved, you may be in danger of losing your home. The bank will still come after you for the late payments, spread out and added to your current payments.
As it stands, there is no immediate relief from the coronavirus. This means that the economic outlook over the next six to 12 months does not look good. So, if your loan goes into default, you may be looking at the following possible outcomes:
A bankruptcy or foreclosure can hurt your credit and keep you from buying another home for two to three years. Instead of attempting to keep your home, a better solution may be to sell your fast to a local home buyer in the DMV area.
There are several options for avoiding foreclosure. Listing your house on the market and going through the realtor is not necessarily the best option. There are several reasons for this.
On average, it takes 60 to 90 days for a house to sell. If you are in danger of foreclosure, you may not have that much time. You may not have the capital you need to make the necessary repairs or renovations to make the house sellable. A better option is to work with a local house buyer in DMV and sell your house fast for cash.
The first step is to pick up the phone and call one of our local house investors in the Alexandria, Virginia area. Simply schedule a quick walkthrough of the property. There is no need to make any renovations, prepare the house to show, or even clean up. We are happy to view the property as-is.
If we decide we want to move forward with buying the property, we’ll make a competitive cash offer based on a percentage of the house’s value. We can negotiate a fair cash offer that puts money in your pocket and allows us to make a good investment.
Do you like the offer? Then schedule a closing date that works for you. We show up, sign the papers, and pay all closing costs and fees. You pay nothing. We can pay cash in as little as seven days after closing.
Do you live in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia? If so, contact Fortune Homes today. Sell your house fast for cash in the DMV and the surrounding area. We buy houses as-is in any condition. Call 202-918-9800 to schedule a quick, no-obligation visit with one of our local cash home buyers.
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