Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Can Keep You in your Home
Consider the following (unfortunately) common situation faced by many homeowners: their home in the current depressed real estate market is worth $150,000. They have two mortgages on the property that they obtained during the real estate boom several years ago. They have a first mortgage of $160,000 (they are a little ‘underwater’, that is, they owe a little more than the property is worth). They are not happy, but can manage the payments. The problem is the second mortgage of $100,000 that they put on the property when it was worth much more; they are not able to keep up with this mortgage and just received a notice of acceleration and imminent foreclosure from the lender.
There is a remedy for these homeowners which will allow them to keep their home- CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY.