Blog

How Do You Stop a Kansas City Foreclosure

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // September 27, 2017

That event that you were fearing is close to happening. The phone rings day and night. Not only do bill collectors call, but the bank started calling. First, they sent a notice stating that you were late with your payment. Then they started calling warning about foreclosure if you don’t bring things current. You can’t sleep. Instead of counting sheep you are counting sheriff's visits to your door tacking up notices to vacate. You moan in your sleep, “Please someone tell me, how do you stop a Kansas City foreclosure?” How Do You Stop a Kansas City Foreclosure? • Bringing the Loan Current a.k.a. Reinstatement - Believe it or not, your lender wants to work with you to help you get back on track and make your payments. Foreclosure is no picnic for either party involved. And, frankly, both you and your lender lose in the end • Work Out a “Forbearance Plan” - a forbearance agreement provides short-term relief for borrowers. With a forbearance agreement, the lender agrees to reduce or suspend mortgage payments for a certain period and not to initiate a foreclosure during the forbearance period. • Sell the Home to a Cash Buyer - o How to stop a Kansas City foreclosure? Try calling us. It is quick! You can sell your house fast in Kansas City normally in 30 days or less. That is much quicker than a traditional sale, which can take several months, and closing takes places after repairs. In most cases when an investor and a seller can agree on a price immediately, they can close as fast as one to two weeks. o A real estate investor will buy as-is. Worrying about some repairs that you’ll need to fix based on an appraisal? An investor will estimate the repairs needed to restore your property, arrive at an offer, and will purchase the property in whatever condition. o No Fees! A real estate investor doesn’t charge you a real estate commission and may take care of any other nagging financial problems such as back taxes, code violations, the risk of foreclosure, or past due water and sewer bills. More How Do You Stop a Kansas City Foreclosure? • Selling Through a Short Sale - you may be able to sell your home with the bank's permission before the foreclosure process begins. A pre-foreclosure sale, also known as a short sale, allows homeowners to sell their home at current market value and use that money to satisfy their mortgage [source: Chicago Tribune]. • File for Bankruptcy - Contact a bankruptcy attorney. You need to know your options so you can make informed decisions. How to stop a Kansas City foreclosure? Filing for bankruptcy stops a foreclosure proceeding. • Repayment Plan - Repayment options could include a plan to repay missed payments in addition to making monthly payments, especially if there is a temporary hardship • FHA Programs for Homeowners – Home & Garden writes about the partial claim, a loan modification offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for FHA-approved loans [source: HUD]. The FHA provides an interest-free loan to pay off your missed mortgage payments, and it doesn't need to be paid off until you sell your home or make your last mortgage payment [source: HUD]. There are many programs that offer help to those with floundering financials. And More How Do You Stop a Kansas City Foreclosure? • A Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure - a deed instrument in which the borrower conveys all interest in a real property to the mortgagee (i.e., the lender) to satisfy a loan that is in default and avoid foreclosure. At the height of the housing crisis in 2007-2008, it was called “jingle mail.” Homeowners simply put the house keys in an envelope and mailed them to the bank and then drove away. A deed-in-lieu is a more formal process for jingle mail. • Loan Modification – Loan modification could include a reduction of the interest rate, convert from a variable interest rate to a fixed interest rate, or extend the length of the term of the loan. A loan modification agreement is a permanent solution to unaffordable monthly payments. Terra Firma Property Solutions, LLC is a professional, full-service real estate solutions firm. We buy and sell properties throughout the greater Kansas City area. We specialize in buying distressed homes, then renovating and reselling them to home buyers and landlords. Terra Firma Property Solutions: excited to be part of the economic rejuvenation of Kansas City and its surrounding areas. Call us today at (816) 866.0566

That event that you were fearing is close to happening. The phone rings day and night. Not only do bill collectors call, but the bank started calling. First, they sent a notice stating that you were late with your payment. Then they started calling warning about foreclosure if you don’t bring things current. You can’t […]


more >>

Who Pays Closing Costs

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // September 20, 2017

Who Pays Closing Costs

Listen, want a rush? Along about midnight, after your neighbors consume many adult beverages and are on the verge of speaking in tongues, see if they can tell you who pays closing costs. They may sweat a puddle trying to answer.  If they know the answer, your buddies should chant, “Who pays closing costs? Closing […]


more >>

Best Paint Colors to Use When You Sell Your House

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // September 13, 2017

Best Paint Colors to Use When You Sell Your House

What are the best paint colors to use when you sell your house? If you look online for recommendations to get a house ready for sale, experts want to hammer home how important paint is to selling your home. They say paint the front door and then move inside and paint all surfaces that were […]


more >>

Buy House Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // September 6, 2017

Buy House Kansas City

Get title insurance when you buy house Kansas City. Owning a home continues to be one of the most important parts of the American dream. But, having the deed or title to a piece of land does not necessarily mean the property is yours free and clear. Other people may have certain prior rights or […]


more >>

Buying Down the Rate

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 30, 2017

Buying Down the Rate

According to Shashank Shekhar at The Balance, “Discount points are one of the most confusing aspects of the mortgage process for many borrowers. Discount points are fees specifically used to buy down your rate. On a settlement statement, discount points are sometimes labeled “Discount Fee” or “Mortgage Rate Buydown.” Usually, the practice of buying discount points is called Buying […]


more >>

Refinance that Mortgage

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 23, 2017

Refinance that Mortgage

Seems hard to believe that there are people out there who are paying high rates on their mortgage and they haven’t refinanced. The world has changed. Interest rates have declined for 30 years. The low rates of today should be a trumpet call to get your rear to a bank and refinance. Here in Kansas […]


more >>

Reverse Mortgages

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 16, 2017

Reverse Mortgages

A recent article titled Reverse Mortgage Lenders May Be the Big Bad Wolf by Craig Malisow focuses on a sleazy reverse mortgage company. It also focuses on reverse mortgages. With baby boomers getting older and income for retirement a concern, let’s not be in the dark about reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages—they are the last thing […]


more >>

Without Fire Sprinkler Safety

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 9, 2017

Without Fire Sprinkler Safety

The Kansas City Star reported that “Two-year-old Nora Lamirande was in her crib one Sunday afternoon in 2015 when her mother left for a moment to escort the toddler’s 4-year-old brother home from the neighbor’s. Dad was away at work. So no one heard the smoke alarm when a fast-moving fire broke out in the […]


more >>

Short-Term Rental

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 2, 2017

Short-Term Rental

If you operate a short-term rental (STR) the rules in Kansas City will be changing. Sometime soon the playing field between Hotels and Airbnb etc. will be level or more equal. “The overriding issue is protecting our city’s neighborhoods and people’s way of life,” says Diane Binckley, a division manager of the city’s Planning and […]


more >>

Building Wealth in Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 26, 2017

Building Wealth in Kansas City

Are you thinking of investing in real estate, or have you already made the leap? Why? In a few words, real estate investing is the easiest path to building wealth in Kansas City. Chad Carson writes at  BiggerPockets.com, “The wealth you will build from real estate will allow you to have more freedom, more flexibility, and […]


more >>
Top