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How Can I Refinance to Prevent Foreclosure?

If it looks like you house might be foreclosed, there are a number of options available to you that can work but you will need to make sure you put in the effort to make them work.

One of the ways you can save your home is by refinancing with your original lender. There are times when your lender won't work with you, although this doesn't happen often - and you will need to find a different lender to refinance with.

Once you know you are having financial problems, begin making plans to refinance. Contact your lender and explain your situation to them. If you are less than 30 days behind on your mortgage payments, you are more likely to get approved for a refinance. If you are more than 60 days over, your chances to be approved will be less.

If you find your financial situation is temporary and will resolve itself fairly quickly, you can ask your mortgage lender for a deferred payment mortgage. This means that you are allow to temporary stop making payment for up to 90 days in order to get your finances back in order.

Ask to meet with your lender and review your current loan to see if a new mortgage can be arranged. This new mortgage may have a slightly lower rate of interest and an extended loan period which will lower your payments.

If you have a number of other debts spread over different loans, debt consolidation is a strategy you should consider. This makes it easier for you to keep track of your payments and can lower the over all amount paid per month servicing loans.

Staying with your original lender is usually a good idea since they will want to work with you to get the loan paid off. If you find though the rates they are offering aren't low enough for you, shop around until you find one that suits you best.

You should always keep an open line of communication with your lender. They will then feel comfortable that you are not shirking your responsibilities. This can only be of benefit to you if you are trying to prevent your home from being foreclosed.

About the Author:

Jared Wright is the marketing manager of Clivir.com - the free learning community site. You can learn more about foreclosures such as free government foreclosure listings by clicking the links: www.clivir.com/lessons/show/what-are-the-ramifications-of-a-foreclos= ure.html

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