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I have a mortgage and home equity line of credit I am in Florida. If my property is foreclosed upon what happens to the equity line of credit?

September 11th, 2009 by Jarad

Question: I have a mortgage and home equity line of credit on the same property with Countrywide. I am in Florida. If my property is foreclosed upon what happens to the home equity line of credit? Also am I held liable for taxes up to the foreclosed date?
Thanks

Answer: -If your home has a first and second with the same lender, Countrywide, it’s almost treated like it’s one loan. If they send it through foreclosure, they’ll probably start at just what’s owed on the first and hopefully get someone to bid on it…If no one bids then they’ll end up with the property. Then they’ll probably write off that 2nd in which they could file for a deficiency judgment but more than likely they will 1099 you for that amount they lost and you’ll have to pay taxes on it. As for the property taxes, they’ll have to pay those in order to sell it to an end buyer.



Purchased four homes. Two of the homes are in FL, and the other two are in SC. We may be forced to foreclose. How is a foreclosure going to affect our homes in SC?

September 9th, 2009 by Jarad

Question: My husband and I invested our life savings and purchased four homes. Two of the homes are in FL, and the other two are in SC. We live in one of the FL homes, and we may be forced to foreclose on the the second home in FL. How is a foreclosure going to affect our homes in SC? Is the bank going to put a lien on the home we live in or the other two in SC? Please I need help.

Answer: – More than likely nothing will happen to your homes in South Carolina if your home in Florida goes through foreclosure, unless you used your South Carolina homes as collateral to purchase your Florida home. Your biggest concern would be a deficiency judgment which would definitely affect you and possibly other real estate that you own. But again, more than likely they will 1099 you for the amount they lost and write it off. But there is always that chance, which is why it’s always better to try to do a short sale instead of just giving up and letting it go to foreclosure. At least with a short sale and a good agent or investor who knows what they are doing can help you avoid a possible deficiency judgment altogether.



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