According to DSNews.com and a recent national survey taken last month, 1 in 3 Americans would not be able to afford their mortgage after only ONE MONTH of being unemployed!
Many people feel that they are the only ones living paycheck-to-paycheck, but 61% of those surveyed said that they would not be able to keep up with their mortgage or rent payments within 5 months or less of being unemployed. This also includes those with higher annual incomes, who also admitted that they could not guarantee that they could afford the payment following losing their jobs.
There are several options to choose from when this occurs that is much less devastating then being foreclosed on, including special government programs like HUD’s Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program.
If you cannot afford to keep your home, but still would like to refrain from the damage of a foreclosure – short sales are the way to go!
To learn more about short sales, how they will benefit you and the easiest way to go about doing it, visit Showcase Realty or call our short sale expert at 704-889-5600.
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