Archive for April, 2011

25
Apr
11

FAQ regarding deed in lieu of foreclsoure

Q. What is the definition of a deed in lieu of foreclosure?

A. The homeowner exchanges his or her ownership interest in the house, represented by a deed, back to the mortgage holder in order to avoid mortgage foreclosure and in some cases forgiveness of a mortgage deficiency.

In basic terms, you give the keys to your home back to the bank and you walk away;  the bank agrees not to foreclose or ever ask you for any more money.

Q. Under what circumstances would a homeowner do a deed in lieu of foreclosure?

In general, two sets of homeowners pursue a deed in lieu of foreclosure as a way out for mortgage trouble.

  • Homeowners who do not want to keep their home under any circumstances
  • Homeowners who, despite a wish to keep their home, reached the assumption that no foreclosure prevention alternatives will allow them to keep their house.

Q. Why would someone want to forfeit their home as a first choice?

  •       Homeowner does not like the house itself.
  •       The location is no longer right.
  •       The house is no longer the right size or right type.
  •       Neighborhood or zoning degradation.
  •       Repair, renovation or structural issues.
  •       Homeowner no longer needs a house at all anymore.

Q. How does a homeowner end up at the conclusion that they must give up the house?

  • Mathematically beyond hope
  • No applicable methods to stop foreclosure
  • Exhausted all options

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15
Apr
11

Former MLB outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, charged with bankruptcy fraud

Lenny Dykstra, best known for playing centerfield for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, was charged with bankruptcy fraud for purportedly selling possessions from his $18 million home. Dykstra, known by his nickname “Nails”, filed for bankruptcy in July 2009.  Dykstra removed, destroyed and sold property that was part of the bankruptcy estate without the permission of the trustee, allegedly.

Contact the Zarcone Law Firm today for your FREE initial consultation at 619-800-3082 regarding bankruptcy, IRS offers in compromise or other debt related problems:

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