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What can be done to make Chapter 13 less horrible for a human creditor?

We are not a bank, but hold a secured note. (Complex details inside) Days before the sale, the debtor just filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy. What can we do to maximize our chances of getting either the property or the loan/lawyer fee amount soon? We were counting on this for a lot. Also, please help me not get taken for a ride by a lawyer that I'm not sure is acting in our best interest, and not panic. [more inside]
posted by corb on Oct 12, 2016 - 13 answers

Wanting to buy a house in a tough market

Since I recently moved back into the parental home and started a full time job that I love, I'm finally in a position to save some money. According to the news, the housing market is starting to cool, so I'm considering saving up for a house. But is there actually any way that I would be able to manage this in my situation? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Dec 5, 2015 - 20 answers

Best web sites / banks in NJ to use to get pre approved for a home loan?

Looking to get pre approved for a home loan as a first step. Could you recommend a few good banks & web sites. The home purchase would be in central NJ. Would prefer to get this done over the phone / online. What is typically considered a good interest rate for someone with very good credit these days?
posted by r2d2 on Mar 22, 2015 - 4 answers

What do you wish you had asked or known when meeting your realtor?

Buying our first home, I'm would like to go with a buyer agent and have our first meeting set with one Saturday. I'm turning to the hive mind for your tip, tricks, questions, and other things you wish you would have done or found helpful during meeting with your realtor. [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Feb 26, 2015 - 17 answers

Who should I be talking to?

My wife and I have a rental property, and it's basically one headache after another - and worse, it's costing us money every month. I need help! But I'm not sure where to go for sound advice. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Feb 4, 2015 - 9 answers

Longterm investing anxiety: Property or pension, or what?

Husband and I have $130k saved up. No mortgage, no pension to speak of. Just been called into the bank for talk about long term plans and am freaking out about what to do. Advice? Do I need to see a financial advisor or are they not a good idea? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Apr 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Time to buy a house!

I have a newly good income, a very tiny (yes, I mean very tiny) beginning of a savings account, shitty credit, a little (in the hundreds) debt and I want to buy a house. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 13, 2014 - 10 answers

How can my family bar my bipolar father from access to credit?

My bipolar father will go on crazy consumer debt fueled sprees of spending / gambling. What can we do on a severely limited budget to ensure he doesn't end up homeless or otherwise in major trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Engagement didn't work out - but she's still on the mortgage

So I got engaged and bought a house with my fiancee. We lived together for a couple of years but it did not go well and she moved out. So I'd like to keep the house but do that I'll need to get her off the mortgage and off the deed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2013 - 23 answers

Sanity check: loans and renting vs buying

So I'm looking to move from SF to Seattle (in part to save money) - can I get a loan and buy a place? Would that make sense? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Jan 7, 2013 - 13 answers

What should I do with $43,000?

What should I do with $43,000? This needs to last the rest of my life. [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Aug 3, 2012 - 25 answers

Do I need to refinance or is my bank just suggesting this because they are trying to help me?

I have inherited a house in Massachusetts that has a mortgage. I am the executor and also one of the beneficiaries. The other beneficiary and I want to assume ownership of the house together. I contacted the bank that holds the mortgage and they suggested that I refinance. I'd prefer not to. I'm not sure if I have to. Do I have options? I have a lawyer and a banker but I'd like advice on how to approach this inheritance issue before I talk to them more about this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 - 10 answers

How bad is owning half a house?

What's the legal liability ramifications of owning half a house? (I already have a lawyer. I wanted a second/English opinion.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Should we ditch our fixed-rate mortgage?

Should we ditch our fixed-rate mortgage? Complicated details inside, help me crunch the numbers... [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Big goals, lots of time...

Want to buy our first house... 1-2 years in the future. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Will helping him raise his credit score lower my credit score?

Posting for a friend: I added my then-fiance's name as an authorized user of one of my credit cards a few years ago. We've broken up but still own a house together, and we need to refinance it. He has been told that it will help if he can raise his credit score, in part by having me take his name off that credit card. Would that lower my (good) credit score and affect our refinancing if that credit/debt is all mine?
posted by lunachick on Aug 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I hurry up and get a mortgage while I still have a 'good' job?

Should I try to get a mortgage and buy a house before I leave my corporate-type job for a low and unreliably-paying creative one? Or is it possible I'll be able to do those things afterwards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 15 answers

Equity vs. Cash

What is the point of putting extra cash into an existing mortgage in order to increase 'equity' rather than keeping cash on hand if I have no need or desire to borrow on that equity? Trying to understand my adviser's recommendation. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Feb 25, 2010 - 33 answers

How much money should we NOT put into the down payment on a house?

How much money should we NOT put into the down payment on a house? [more inside]
posted by NHlove on Feb 13, 2010 - 17 answers

I own my home, no really.

So I've paid off my mortgage, almost. What happens now? [more inside]
posted by buxtonbluecat on Dec 11, 2009 - 8 answers

What is the fastest way to transfer money from one US bank account to another?

I need to transfer a large some of money from a relative's bank account to my account at a different bank as fast as possible - how? [more inside]
posted by Eggbert42 on Jul 6, 2009 - 29 answers

DIY and or Virgin Money Details: how do I unwind?

Mortgage payoff/refi and lien removal process. DIY or Virgin Money. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by powpow on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

How to get money to improve home

What are my options for borrowing money for home improvement? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Passive income stream which covers your mortgage

What would you do if you had a passive income stream which covered your mortgage? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Apr 12, 2009 - 29 answers

Help me find good mortgage information

Why is the process of obtaining a mortgage so opaque and what websites have good information about it? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jan 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Wamu failure: Action items?

We have some money in a Wamu checking account, and an equity loan. Since the word is that Wamu is teetering, what should we expect to happen to the checking account money and the equity loan? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Sep 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Mortgage Mayhem

Mortgages, interest rates, inflation, recession (UK-specific)... what to do? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Sep 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Is the money supply contracting, or expanding?

FinanceFilter: Is the money supply contracting, or expanding, after netting all the Fed action, bank closures, mortgage defaults, etc? The dollar falling seems to signal a net increase of money supply, but this is inconsistent with the thesis of a credit or liquidity crunch. If the money supply is growing at a slower rate due to tighter lending practices, shouldn't the dollar be rising, even in the face of Fed-rate cutting? Do we know the net expansion or contraction of the money supply due to the combination of rate cuts and mortgage defaults? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Mar 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Do ARM's really save you money?

Have you used a 7/1 or 10/1 ARM to your financial advantage? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Mar 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Student Loans and FHA Debt to Income Ratio

Does a student loan in deferment count as debt for the purposes of figuring debt to income ratios in an FHA loan? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Zira on Feb 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Refinance through the same bank?

Is it possible to refinance through the bank that holds your mortgage? Is it desirable? Is it easier? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Feb 21, 2008 - 12 answers

I probably should be going to lawyer about this but instead I going to Ask MeFI!!

Is there any legal document or process I can do to relinquish any interest in a house that I've technically owned for two years? Please see explanation. Sorry it's long. [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Oct 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Cab driver earnings described?

Where can I find classified ads or articles showing the range of earnings for a taxi driver leasing his own vehicle? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Sep 10, 2007 - 1 answer

Should I refinance now?

Should I refinance now, or wait until my 5-year ARM "expires"? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by tom_g on Aug 7, 2007 - 30 answers

Refinancing my home, but it's appraised too low.

Trying to Refinance my home (& consolidate some bills). 1 year ago it was appraised at $410k. In the middle of this process, my lender indicated that 2 different appraisers indicated that it's only worth $350k compare to other similar homes in my area... although they haven't come out to do the appraisal yet. I'm concerned that because this is what they believe the value to be, it will be that or close to it. In order for me to do what I need to do (with my bills), I need the value of my home to be at $410. What can/should I do? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Jun 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Can this happen in bankruptcy?

If 2nd Mortgage gets discharged in bankruptcy, can payment still be made to keep home? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jan 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Managing my own escrow

Managing my own escrow, where to put the money? [more inside]
posted by beowulf573 on Jan 17, 2006 - 8 answers

I need $$$!

MortgageFilter: I've found the perfect place, good price etc. but it has come along a lot earlier than anticipated. What are some recommended ways of raising enough $$ for the down payment? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Jun 21, 2005 - 17 answers

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