Utah County Loan Modification Tips: How To Gain A Negotiating Edge Over Your Lender

Utah County UT – Thinking about a loan modification. If you can afford to, then order an appraisal. Or, do your own appraisal.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Ask your realtor “Hey, what are houses in my area selling for?” I’ve seen people who bought a house for $500,000. Guess what’s it selling for today? $300,000.

If your house has had a 40% drop in value, then you shouldn’t be paying a mortgage payment based on a value of $500,000. You should be paying a mortgage payment based on a value of $300,000. Make sense?

Here’s how to find calculate you should be paying. Google “amortization calculator.” Type in what your home is currently worth. Enter the interest rate you were originally paying.

Look at the example numbers below.

* A $500,000 mortgage at 6% interest is a monthly payment of $2,997.75.

* A $300,000 mortgage at 4.5% interest is a monthly payment of $1,520.06. Remember, interest rates have dropped a bunch lately.

It looks to me like this person is overpaying by $1,477.69 a month. Ouch!

Run the numbers for your house. If your lender forecloses on your house, then it’s not necessarily going to sell for the market value. Most foreclosed houses often sell for 85% to 95% of the value today.

Remember, knowledge is power. When you have this information you have a much better negotiating position with your lender.

You can say “Hey guys, foreclose on my house. But, be prepared to lose a ton of money.” Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at brett@findtimetogether.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 801-756-1857

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Utah County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this, Brett Bezzant.

Brett is a Real Estate Agent at R and R Realty. Utah County Short Sales Realtor:

Phone: 801-756-1857. brett@findtimetogether.com.

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Important Notice

Brett Bezzant, R and R Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?

Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.

However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.

We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.

This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.

You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.

The views expressed here are Brett’s personal views and do not reflect the views of R and R Realty.

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