Posts Categorized: Mortgage

Think Twice Before Reaffirming Mortgage Debt

There’s no one size fits all answer, but the general rule when it comes to reaffirming mortgage debt in bankruptcy is “don’t.” Reaffirming mortgage debt is great for the lender. For the bankruptcy petitioner though, reaffirmation of mortgage debt generally leads to increased future risk and increased attorney fees. In other words, there’s little or… Read more »

What Happens to Unclaimed Funds After an Ohio Foreclosure?

Unclaimed Foreclosure Funds

During August 2018, one in every 1,456 homes in Ohio received a foreclosure filing, according to This was worse than the national average of 1 in every 1,882 homes, and placed Ohio just outside the top 10 states with the worst rates of foreclosure. Foreclosure in Ohio is a judicial process by which a… Read more »

Is there panic in the mortgage markets?

The mortgage market is a sensitive and complicated system. It reacts to any number of factors, including interest rates, housing purchases, and general economic outlook. It’s been in turmoil since the 2008 crisis and is still in the process of finding a new equilibrium. Last week was particularly tumultuous. What does all this turbulence mean… Read more »

New HARP Guidelines for 2015

What is HARP? Does it apply to me? HARP or the Home Affordable Refinance Program, began in 2009 as part of the Making Home Affordable Program in response to the housing market crisis of 2008 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Treasury Department. HARP allows borrowers, with loans owned by Fannie… Read more »

Can I Keep My House in Ohio and File Bankruptcy?

Keep House in Bankruptcy

Last updated Feb. 26, 2018. Your home is one of your largest assets. Your mortgage is probably the largest loan you’ll ever take out. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, it’s also probably your biggest worry. Bankruptcy might be your best option, but what happens to your home when you file? Keeping Your House… Read more »

Ohio Foreclosure Timeline: How Fast Can the Bank Foreclose?

Ohio Foreclosure Process Timeline

Last updated March 29, 2018. The foreclosure process is complex and intimidating. When will you have to leave? When is it too late to reverse the process? How long does foreclosure take in Ohio? If you’re worried about losing your home to foreclosure, check out this guide to the foreclosure process in Ohio. Ohio Foreclosure… Read more »