When You Are Facing Foreclosure


Selling a Home

Getting a home ready to sell takes plenty of work—of both the physical and the paper variety—and you’re bound to have plenty of questions. We’ve found Web sites with reliable answers and guidance to help you smoothly and quickly through the process, and even offer advice if you fear losing your home to foreclosure.

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When You Are Facing Foreclosure

For those whose financial circumstances may necessitate the quick sale of their home, it’s especially important to take a step back and make sure you understand the home selling process as well as possible. Before you jump into anything, however, read through these Web sites, which can help you determine whether you might be able to keep your home after all.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Although the Web is a good starting point to get a basic understanding of your options, you should always consult your lender or other financial professional when making a decision about whether it is possible to keep your home.
  • Be very cautious of any financial counselors you choose, as there’s an endless supply of scammers looking to prey on people who are in financial trouble and want a “quick fix” to their problems. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if a particular counseling agency is reputable, and be wary of any firms that contact you unsolicited, especially via e-mail.
  • Government Web sites (indicated by a “.gov” in the URL) are among the most reputable sources of housing and financial information you’ll find on the Web.
  • Much like when you choose a real estate agent, you should be selective about any companies that offer you a quick sale of your home. Immediate cash offers are often very low.

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