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Settling 2nd mortgage

Submitted by on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 07:05
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Is it it possible to settle a second mortgage with a bank that is no longer supported by the homes value. In my case the homes value no longer covers even 1 dollar of the 2nd mortgage? If they do settle I assume i need to start by going late on the second and continue to pay the first or do I go late on both?

Mike in Florida

No, you should not get delinquent on both the mortgages. Have you explained your current situation to your lender? I think you should try mortgage modification or refinancing first. In case you're not able to refinance or modify your mortgage, then you can think about settling the second mortgage. Yes, usually lenders don't agree to settle debt unless you're delinquent. It will be difficult to settle the second mortgage. However, you should not lose hope.

Submitted by on Mon, 06/13/2011 - 20:32

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I assume that you don't have any home equity. Even in such a situation, you will be liable for paying off the second mortgage in full. If you wish, you can request for a loan modification with your lender to get an affordable repayment plan to pay off the debts. You won't be able to refinance the mortgage in any way as there's no equity in the property.

Submitted by prompet on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 02:40


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