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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lowering Your Mortgage Payments

If you are like many people right now and behind on your mortgage payments, you can lower your mortgage payments in a variety of ways.

Loan Modification: This is negotiated between you and your lender. While it is at the discretion of your lender to approve the modification, here are a few ways through a Loan Modification to reduce your monthly mortgage payments:

Extend the Repayment Period -- By extending the repayment period on your loan, you bring down the monthly payments and allow your home to appreciate in value, gaining equity.

Reduce the Interest Rate -- Negotiate with the lender to apply the current market interest rate, assuming it is lower than what you are paying right now.

Forbearance: This allows for you to reduce or suspend your payments for a period of time. The downside here is that at the end of the period, you must pay an extra amount on top of the payment due.


For more information, contact a Kirkland Real Estate Attorney.

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