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Can The Bank Take My Primary Home If My Second Home Is In Foreclosure?
If the second home forecloses, the owner will still be responsible for the deficiency balance on the home.
Natalia Osorio Editor of the "Stop Foreclosure Loans" website -- http://www.StopForeclosureLoans.org -- pointed out;
“…If the creditor wins in court, which is likely, they will be granted a judgment against you that enables them to collect through wage garnishment, levying bank accounts and placing liens on property. In some states, the creditor can even force the sale of your primary home. Again, this process depends on the state law…”
Often, in order for an unsecured creditor to force the sale of your home, it must first pay off the mortgage on that property and pay you an “exemption”
Bankruptcy is not a viable option if you intend on keeping one of the properties. However, you can try to rid yourself of the secondary property by instigating a deed in lieu of foreclosure. This is not much better than foreclosure, but insures you against several possible repercussions a full foreclosure may have. However, it is advised that this method is not used except in extreme circumstances where you are already certain you are going to lose your home.
“…This will not be considered a full foreclosure, and the lien holder will not be able to pursue action against you for delinquency debt. If you are certain you are going to lose the home, this is the best option for keeping your other home. A deed in lieu is similar enough to foreclosure that it will stain your credit for several years, but it should spare you most of the damage of a foreclosure. It will also allow you to keep your other property…” N. Osorio added.
Further information about how to get professional assistance with a mortgage loan modification by http://www.StopForeclosureLoans.org