4. Mortgage Refinance - You may elect to refinance your delinquent loan with your existing lender or a new lender if you faced a temporary financial setback, had good credit prior to the setback, and can prove that you can now support the new mortgage payment. Usually not an option in other situations unless you agree to very high interest rates.
5. Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure - Here you voluntarily convey the deed to your property back to the mortgage holder in order to prevent a foreclosure. By accepting the deed, the lender releases you from personal liability on the loan.
6. Sell your Home - You may choose to sell your house prior to the foreclosure auction. Lenders may postpone the foreclosure auction to allow you time to sell the home. If you are unable to work with your existing lender, or find a new lender, then it is time to get serious about selling. The longer you wait, the more likely you will need to sell your house quickly, most likely to an investor who will buy the house as-is and close quickly, but will pay less than fair market value.
7. Bankruptcy - Filing bankruptcy will temporarily stop the foreclosure case. You can file anytime before the foreclosure auction. However, this should be your LAST option, NOT your first. Though it usually does not permanently end the foreclosure, it can interrupt the foreclosure procedure and buy you months or years without losing your property. Statistics have shown however, that approximately 85% of all Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings FAIL to permanently save a homeowner from foreclosure. This is because the reorganization arrangement typically requires the homeowner to make plan payments that are much higher than the original payments that they could not afford!
8. Military Indulgence - If you are currently active in the U.S. military, you may be entitled to relief under the Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil Relief Act. Most lenders will not foreclose on you if you have been granted Military Indulgence.
9. Partial Claim Payment - There are a number of other programs available to you if your mortgage is FHA-insured. Under this program, HUD pays your lender the amount owed to bring your loan current. You then begin making your regular monthly payments. HUD records a 2nd mortgage against the property for the amount that they paid your lender. You do not have to pay the Partial Claim mortgage until you sell the house or the 1st mortgage is paid off