As the number of foreclosures rise around the nation, some lenders have held their foreclosures in Signal Mountain in private stock, hoping to sell them gradually in a stabilizing real estate market. There are not a lot of homes in Signal Mountain foreclosure but when they do go on the market they sell fast. That hope has slowly dwindled, however, even with the five-month extension on home buying tax credits signed by the President November 6th of this year.Government-owned Fannie Mae may have come up with a solution. Deed-in-Lieu Some homeowners facing foreclosures in Signal Moutain have more than foreclosure, loan modification or short sale options. Some Signal Mountain foreclosure qualify for a deed-in-lieu (DIL), where they sign away all their equity back to the lender and walk away “debt free” (except, possibly, for taxes). Unfortunately, a DIL leaves the homeowner without a home to live in, and the lender with a house to sell in an uncertain market. Deed for Lease Program Under Fannie Mae’s new Deed for Lease Program (D4L), those who go through the DIL process may be eligible to rent their home back from Fannie Mae at current market rental rates. This may not sound like a great deal, but many families have ended up on the street because of foreclosure. Those who qualify for the D4L Program will be able to remain in their homes for at least 12 months. To learn more, read the entire D4L Program eligibility list. Here are a few of the qualifications:

  • No prohibitive Homeowner’s Association rental limitations
  • The cost of any required repairs is an acceptable amount, based on the value of the property
  • The income the lender receives from the current rental market should be expected to cover any maintenance/management costs
  • The current rental rates must be less than 31% of your gross income
  • The home must be a primary residence

How to find more information on Signal Moutnain foreclosures

Whether the D4L Program will help or hinder the number of foreclosures on Signal Mountain is still up in the air, but it does give homeowners other options – something they’ve been sorely lacking. If you’re facing foreclosure and qualify for short sale, I’d love to help. Call me at 423-488-1882 or email me here. For more information on Signal Mountain foreclosure. Keyword/Tag: foreclosures on Signal Mountain Links: Extension on home buying tax credits Deed for lease program D4L Program eligibility list Travis Close ABR,e-PRO, GREEN, RCC Prudential 1315 Taft Highway Signal Mountain, Tn37377 423-488-1882 423-886-2601