It is evident that the housing deficit is just a layer of the many problems we are suffering from during the hard times in our economy. Foreclosure is indeed a horrific word that is haunting homeowners across the US. Because of the situation in the current economy, millions of Americans have been plagued by foreclosing on their homes and are left to find new location for themselves and their families to live.
In these days of economic upheaval, rising unemployment, increasing bankruptcies, and car and credit card loan defaults, perhaps nothing is more frightening than the rising rates of home foreclosures. Owning a home has long been considered the cornerstone of the Great American Dream, and now for many that dream has turned into a nightmare, from which there seems no escape. The combination of predatory lending practices and consumers who have for to long lived beyond their means has created an escalating problem. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.
One of the major issues in our economy is the issue of foreclosure. With our rapidly dropping economy keeping a home is a difficult task for many home owners. Also with the increasing unemployment rates, many people are losing their jobs, and no house payment can be kept up with only an unemployment check. There are many existing ways to decrease the occurrence of foreclosure but also many ideas that have not been heard.
Due to the recession that is currently taking place in the global arena today, the United States has concurrently become affected by a foreclosure crisis. In order to fix the economy and prevent future recessions, the United States must develop a plan to regulate foreclosures. To decrease the amount of foreclosures the United States has by providing financial support to homeowners. The Obama administration must persuade banks to provide assistance to families that are unable to fully meet their mortgage expectations. This may sound simple enough but foreclosure rates have gone up significantly in 2009. The government must also provide assistance to homeowners. Families have to leave their homes
The “Foreclosure Crisis” cannot be solved it can only be slowed by programs and policies offered as management tools to curtail the volume of home owners going into foreclosure proceedings. This “Foreclosure Crisis” should be addressed from the perspective of both the home buyer/owner and the lender. Both sides of this coin are required to create a balance of suggestions, policies and modifications towards the lending practices of mortgage companies and the reiteration of the home buyer’s positive attitude toward long term investments. Without the initiation of managements tools from the perspective of both groups, the consequences of either sides unchecked actions could result in a massive number of bad loans. The massive number of bad
The foreclosure crisis is a family affair. Usually it is well intentioned parents trying to buy homes that are out of their price range and affordability, so that their kids can go to good schools and be proud of where they live. The source of the problem may lie in the psychology of the way we as Americans think. We cannot allow ourselves to try to keep up with the Jones’, because if we do we will ultimately outlive our financial resources and get into trouble, as so many families are doing. There needs to be family counseling, strict guidelines on what families can borrow, and an all out public relations campaign designed to show what is at the root of the problem, the attitude that I can have it all, instead of “I have what I need
Foreclosure is one of the most difficult things to face. A home is usually the single largest investment for the average consumer and to lose that is very devastating and hard to recover from. Today, I work for one of the largest foreclosure homebuyers in Florida. They buy about 500 homes per year only from the foreclosure auction. This company has been investing since before the crash and they have shared their knowledge and experience with me over the past two years so that I don’t make the same mistakes they did. Some of the most important lessons they learned from the crash are as follows: Don’t invest outside of what you know just because everyone else is doing it; don’t over-leverage your properties by taking out multiple mortgages
A mortgage is a form of debt, secured by the warranty of a specific real estate property. The borrower is required to pay back the debt in predetermined payments. The most common reason for acquiring a mortgage is to purchase real estate when it cannot be paid for up front. The homebuyer, in a residential mortgage, pledges their home to the bank. Over a period of years, the borrower pays back the loan with interest. Once the mortgage is paid in entirety, the owner retains the property free of any charges. However, in case of foreclosure, the bank has an entitlement on the house, as a form of insurance should the buyer default on repaying the mortgage. The bank can then sell the house, and use the capital to pay back the remaining
Crash! I stand a couple of feet away inspecting the damage in shock. I can’t believe this is happening! I look over at Mark who shares my same expression. The tree had fallen straight through the roof. Even though the tree wasn’t that large, it still managed to crash right into the living room. I stand waiting for what fate has in store for me. I have made a huge mistake, and it all goes back to this morning.
The current foreclosure crisis that our nation is experiencing has become a great hardship on many people in America. People that have lost their jobs due to cut backs, people with families for whom they need to provide shelter, people who are otherwise very responsible but have been put in a position from which they cannot escape, these are the people that are suffering.
Mortgage. The word stems from the old French phrase “mort gaige,” which loosely translates into “dead pledge.” Truth in title, it precisely sums up its bearing on modern homeowners. In order to fully grasp the weight and severity of the former statement, a thorough definition must be produced. A mortgage is a debt and/or pledge, which cannot be expunged under ordinary circumstances. Its demise depends upon one of two occurrences, the first being its payoff. The other option is payment failure otherwise known as foreclosure. The latter seems to be an unsettling staple of society in America and abroad, thus fulfilling its namely obligation. More and more homes are going into foreclosure, leaving an equal amount of homeowners to face the
Foreclosure is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. I must admit that it happened to me and the experience was life shattering. Like many first-time home buyers, I was ecstatic to have a home to raise my children in and to hobble up the stairs in once I reached a more mature age. However, I that dream fell apart after I lost my job as a manager and my husband left me. I was now stuck with a mortgage that I could not afford and I was paralyzed with fear. After failed attempts of finding a renter that would live full-time in my coastal town, I lost everything. I was overcome with shame. I moved as far away as I could from my beautiful home and resigned myself to a life of grief as my credit score plummeted into a seemingly bottomless pit.
The United States economy has been in trouble for the past couple of years. The foreclosure crisis is a condition that began due to the inability of homeowners to pay their mortgages. Foreclosure is a legal proceeding whereby a lender obtains a legal termination of a debtor’s right to redemption. The foreclosure rates have been increasing for a considerable period and certain steps have been put into place to solve the problem. While the government, financial institutions and the general public are highly aware of the crisis, the steps taken to combat the problem are still not sufficient as the foreclosure rates are still increasing.
When individuals request a loan to purchase a home they sometimes do so without a good strategy. Moving forward with such complex and shortsighted decisions without any financial planning can result in catastrophe for these people. Say average Joe has just graduated from college and has worked a couple of years. He believes he is now ready to buy a home. Without any experience in the matter he looks for guidance from a financial advisor, for example his banker, who has his or her own industry’s best interests in mind. Obviously some common sense should be played out through Joe’s mind about looking ahead in the future and weighing his projected possibilities and truly getting a grasp of his financial capacity. However, is it fair to put all the blame on average Joe who has no idea about how important the issue of buying a home is? This question is relevant especially
It should be no surprise to anyone that owning your home can be the most rewarding, yet challenging thing in your life. Not all of us were bless with giving, wealthy parents, and not all of us got an inheritance from a long lost uncle. I think it is safe to say that 95 percent of adults in the United States start off struggling financially. This can be due to a lack of financial responsibility, but often it is due to external factors. Sometimes things come up in our lives that we can not necessarily plan for, and it does not make our financial situation any easier.