Upside down? Prepare now to keep your mortgage current

Plonkee Money is going upside-down a little bit on her mortgage, and is getting a little worried.  She can afford the payments, but she’s concerned that if she were to be laid off she might lose everything. This is a valid concern, and she’s wise to consider how to allocate her resources to protect herself […]

Steps to take if you’re facing foreclosure, Part 3

Here’s the last installment of Liz Pulliam Weston’s tips for dealing with the possibility of foreclosure: Offer a deed in lieu of foreclosure. This is an option if the shortfall between your house’s value and what’s owed on it isn’t too much.  The lender can say, “Yeah, I’ll take the deed back, and you won’t […]