What Happens Once the Foreclosure of Your Home Has Taken Place?

By: Chris Simpson

If you have been unable to keep making your regular monthly mortgage payments then you may have eventually ended up having to face the foreclosure of your home. In certain cases you may yet be able to fight this and win but in the majority of cases it may simply be too late. If you have recently faced foreclosure or suspect that you might be doing soon then it is worth learning about what to expect next.

One thing that is very likely to happen is that there will be a court hearing that you need to attend. If for whatever reason you do not turn up at this hearing then it is very unlikely that the judge will rule in your favor and give you a chance of still being able to save your home.

Even when you do attend the court hearing and explain your situation to the judge it doesn't guarantee you will have any success. The bottom line is that you broke the agreement to keep current with your mortgage payments over the years. By breaking this agreement foreclosure is an inevitable outcome and the judge may not be able to help you as you would have liked.

Once the court hearing has taken place the next step is that somebody will auction the deeds to your home. At this stage you will also be told that you need to pack everything up and move out of your home. If you refuse to leave then the police could get involved to remove you from the property. You won't be able to do anything about this situation since the property is no longer legally yours.

At this stage you have no more legal rights to the property since they will now have been transferred back to the mortgage company that you took the loan out from. You can usually expect the entire foreclosure proceedings to last for a period of around 3 months. This means that if you are potentially at risk of foreclosure then you need to act before that time runs out.

If you leave things too long and let the proceedings start then it could well be too late and you will not be able to do anything about it. Don't just sit back and let your home be taken from you. Make sure that you stay on top of things at all times to have the best chance of never having to go through this awful experience.

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