Different Types of Foreclosure

By: Clint Jhonson

We all know what foreclosure means - an institution's effort to collect lost money. However, we believe that there are a few things that need to be clarified concerning the entire process that involves foreclosing. Therefore we will tell you about the different types foreclosures there are today.

First of all, we must speak about the government foreclosures. These are the states effort of recovering tax money. Whenever someone owns more money that they can pay, the government seizes their belongings in order to recover that amount of money. However, you must know that this is not the first step the state takes. There are different other procedures, involving a three steps program of payment, loans, and so on. If these do not work, the state is put into the position of confiscating the debtor's belongings in order to recover its money.

For example, foreclosure homes are auctioned in order to recover a larger amount of money. The government's interest is not that of making a profit. It just wants to recover tax money that hasn't been paid. Of course, someone's life can be ruined, but there is no other alternative.

One other thing you should know is that, when it comes to government foreclosures, the debt is always a big one. You will not see a poor man being thrown out of his home because he had a few hundred dollars of debt. Foreclosures are a solution when the amount of money owned reaches very high levels - hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions of dollars. This way, the money will sure be recovered.

Another type of foreclosure is the bank one. These ones are a little more drastic, since it does not matter what amount of money is owned. The debtor must always pay he's debt in time. If he does not manage so, the foreclosure program is initiated after two months of ill payment. After another month, he will be evacuated from his house, for example, which will become one of many other foreclosure homes being auctioned. If the government is not interested in a profit, the banks always are, even in these terrific situations. They have the law at their side.

We do not say that government foreclosures are in any way better than the bank ones. However, we say that if you do not want to be evicted, you should always pay your bank debts and you taxes. Even if sometimes is very difficult to refund all your debt money, it is not impossible. There are always ways to achieve your highest dreams without losing your proprieties.

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