How To Avoid The Foreclosure of Your South Texas area House

Avoid The ForeclosureIf you are behind on your mortgage, you might be thinking about what to do to avoid the foreclosure of your South Texas area house. We can help with these tips!  DO NOT leave your home if you have received a foreclosure notice.  The house belongs to you until it goes on the auction block.   If it does go on the auction block at that time you have to vacate if someone purchased it.  They will come by the house to verify it is empty and will let you know they have purchased the house and you need to vacate.  If it does not sell at auction, it now belongs to the bank who will notify you to move as they have to sell it on the open market.  But before it goes to the auction block try the following options.

Negotiate With The Bank

When you have missed a few payments your first step might be to call your lender and discuss your available options. After all, they want to see the return on their investment, they don’t benefit when you default on your loan. Often times you will be able to negotiate a repayment plan to get caught up on what you own. Before you pack your bags and sneak out in the middle of the night, call your lender, you might be surprised at what they will do to work with you.  The lender really does not want to foreclose if there is a chance that they can work out the situation with you.

Short Sale

A short sale occurs when the lender agrees to sell the house for less than what is currently owed on it. This happens if a home is purchased at a high price, only to lose value over time. If the owner gets behind on payments, they might find themselves in a place where they owe more than the home is worth. Lenders will often agree to a short sale when they see this as a means of recouping most of their costs, while not having to deal with the foreclosure process. When a sale amount is agreed upon with the lender and a buyer comes through, the mortgage lender will consider the loan paid in full.

Sell Your House

Maybe you simply want to put an end to a difficult situation. The house may no longer be affordable for you, and that is ok! Things change whether it be a job loss, people moving in or out, an illness, new addition, education costs and so much more. There are all kinds of things that happen in life that might change your ability to pay back your loan. There is no shame in this, however, you should work on finding a solution that works!

If you decide to sell your house in the traditional sense, without negotiating a short sale with the lender, there are two main ways you can go. The first would be to put your house on the MLS with a South Texas area agent. The second would be to sell your house directly to a private buyer in a short amount of time without any additional costs to you.


Depending on where you stand financially, this may or may not be a wise option. Listing your South Texas area house can take months, and if your agent isn’t working with the urgency they should be, you might find yourself losing your house to the bank because your agent wasn’t able to find a buyer in time. Many agents don’t understand the process and how to deal with the bank if you are close to foreclosure.  That is why it is a good idea to search out an agent who works with investors.  Those agents understand the process.  They understand how investors work and what they are looking for as they buy a house. Plus they can quickly determine how much time they really have to get the house sold on the retail market.  And how to switch gears if it seems your house is not moving quickly in the retail market.  In addition, you will have to deal with out of pocket costs that may be difficult to pay if you are struggling financially. If your mortgage is behind, it is highly likely that you haven’t been able to keep up with the maintenance on the home either. For a listing to be successful, you will need to get the house into the best shape you can.

Selling Directly

A direct sale is a preferred choice for many people who are facing foreclosure. Not all buyers are the same. When you choose to sell your South Texas area house to Rescue Real Estate Help, you can rest assured you will receive a fair price and a fast closing. We understand that difficult financial situations can happen to anyone at any time. We have all been there, there is no shame in it! Let us help you with a fast and fair sell of your South Texas area house!

Are you ready to sell a South Texas area house? We can help! Send us a message or give us a call today! 830 444-0103

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