Real Estate, Inc.
10801 Tony Drive
Lutherville, MD 21093
If I'm Behind
LONG & FOSTER
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Line 410-207-4751 Office 410-583-5700
Tips For Dealing With Your Lender
you are trying to sell through a short sale, or re-negotiate with your
lender, there are some important things you should be aware of when working
with your lender.
a blank copy of your hardship application, so you can fill it out
again or update if needed (maybe multiple times).
throw away any financial documents. You may need to provide
pay stubs, bank statements, W-2's, 1099's, tax returns
documents to the lender.
you have a second mortgage, apply for help from both lenders,
even if one of the loans is current.
take shortcuts on information you send. Follow the lender's
instructions precisely. Your shortcut may cause
your file to be closed.
persistent, but don't nag or harass the lender (e.g. calling every
few weeks is okay, calling every day may be a mistake).
If the lender
calls you and you miss it, return the call.
all agreements carefully and completely. The written agreement
is what counts, not what you were told verbally over
waste time venting to the lender's representative. It will take time
away from working on your file, and the person you are
talking to can't
change policies and procedures.
cut your phone off and answer when it rings. The lender needs to
be able to contact you and they may get too many calls
when you call back. If you are called by the Collections
tell them you've requested assistance and are waiting
honest. A request for help can be denied if you make too much or
too little, and it's best for the lender to deal with
your actual situation.
You will also need to document your situation, and inconsistencies
may work against you.
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2011 Douglas R. Barry
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