What Happens In a Texas Foreclosure

August 25, 2011 by SEOLinkVine  
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When a Texas homeowner stops fashioning mortgage defrayments, he can go into foreclosure. reason out foreclosure in Texas means enlightened the specific laws which govern real land in the Lone Star state.

There is a general process that a foreclosure goes through:

1. Homeowner misses payments
2. Notice given to homeowner that foreclosure is in process
3. Time to cure debt
4. Court or other proceedings
5. Sheriff’s Sale

But how does all of this apply in Texas, which is considered the toughest foreclosure state in the area

For example, under Texas law, the lender has the right to require the homeowner to pay off the intact loan if payments are missed. In most states, the homeowner just has to pay off the past due amount.

By and by the notice is served on the homeowner, he has only twenty days to cure the dearth before the house goes into foreclosure. That’s the shortest period of time of any of the states in the US.

More common in Texas is the non-traditional foreclosure. If you have a power of sale clause in your deed of trust or mortgage, your lender can begin foreclosure proceedings without filing a lawsuit and obtaining a court order. To begin, your lender need only send you a letter, letting you know that you have 20 days to pay the amount you are in default on your mortgage loan. Once 20 days pass, your lender will send you another letter, letting you know that the full balance is now due. This is often referred to as loan acceleration. The letter will also let you know that an auction date has been set to sell your home.

After the 20 days are up, a notice is given to the court and to the homeowner that the property will be sold. The house tends to be sold at an auction near the courthouse. 

Foreclosure auctions take place on the first Tuesday of the calendar month on the county courthouse steps. Your home will be sold at a public auction, going to the highest bidder. Your lending company may also bid on your home if it wishes. The highest bidder at the foreclosure auction receives title to the home, even if that does not cover the amount of the mortgage and/or inferior notes.

If the proceeds of the auction are not enough to cover the amount owed by the homeowner, he is notwithstanding responsible for making that payment to the lender. This is known as a Deficiency judgement. If you later file using a Dallas bankrutpcy attorney, you can erase that debt .

Understanding foreclosures in Texas begins with knowing what the specific statues governing Lone State foreclosures are.

Now that you understand the foreclosure process in Texas, you see there’s no time to lose. If you are expect to stop Dallas foreclosure, you can fill out a short form and get solutions. Don’t be defensive – take the offense.

We Buy Houses – Do YOU Know The Top 5 Ways to Sell Your House Fast in Austin Texas?

September 2, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Selling A House

Think listing your home with a Realtor is the only way to sell?

Think again! With today’s glut of underpriced foreclosures on the market and house values dropping steadily, there is not only a lot of competition out there, but houses must be priced right to compete! In reality, in Austin Texas it can take many months to sell a house through a Realtor. After all, it is a “Buyer’s Market” right now.

But what if you don’t HAVE months to wait to sell your home?

What if your Austin Texas house needs repairs or updating to attract buyers your Realtor brings over?

What if, like many Americans, the mortgage is a little behind and you want to see if you can “get out from under it”…and fast!

What if the property was 100% financed and you owe more than it’s worth?

What if the house is in foreclosure, an auction date has been set, and time is running out?

The good news is that there ARE ways to sell your Austin Texas home fast, and it may be even easier than you thought!

Yes, even in today’s market it is possible to sell your home fast, though it may not be through a Realtor.

There are alternatives that many folks are just not aware of. Believe it or not, there are ways to sell your Austin house fast, without having to use a Realtor, while paying ZERO fees, commissions, buyers’ concessions, or repair costs!

When you sell your Austin Texas house to us, you’re offered at least FIVE programs to ensure your house is sold FAST, and the anxiety is gone!

We can pay all cash to you. If you need us to, we can pay you all cash for your property and close quickly! How can we do this? Unlike a traditional buyer who is at the mercy of the banks trying to qualify for a loan, we’re a professional house-buying (investment) company, which means we have the ready funds to quickly buy your Austin Texas house ALL CASH. There is no waiting and wondering like there would be with a traditional buyer who needs to get qualified for a loan, cancel their existing lease, etc, etc.

Plus, we buy properties AS-IS, meaning even if it needs repairs (big or small) or updating, we don’t care! We buy houses in any condition, and we won’t try to make you pay us extra at closing toward repair costs, like you would with a traditional sale of a less-than-perfect home. What a hassle!

And we buy Austin houses FAST! If you simply can’t, or don’t want to, make another mortgage payment, we can close in as little as 24 hours! No more waiting and worrying when, or if, your house will sell! We can make you an offer immediately, and we close when we say we’re going to close, which is often lightning fast!

We can take over your payments. We can buy your house in Austin Texas by making the payments going forward and give you cash to move into a new place. We pay for any fix-up costs if needed and if payments are behind, we are responsible for catching up the payments to save your credit and relieve your anxiety.

We can buy your house for less than you owe (if you have little to no equity)! We do this by negotiating the mortgage balance with your lender on your behalf. If you wouldn’t be able to sell your house with a real estate agent without having to write a big, fat check at the closing, then this is likely your solution. We have an experienced team of negotiators who KNOW how to deal with tough banks! We know exactly what lenders are looking for!

We can help you with a house swap! If you want to buy another house, but you can’t until you’ve sold your house, we can help you with a “house swap.” Not only can we buy your house, but we’ll help move you into a new one that you like.

We can repair or update your Austin Texas house to sell it fast! And you get the satisfaction of knowing your house sold in great condition at a higher price.

We buy houses from people in every situation imaginable and we make the process fast, fair, and friendly. RedBuysHouses.com is a team of local Austin Texas home-buyers that purchase properties as investments. We can relieve you of your mortgage payments and give you money to move on and be free. RedBuysHouses.com – The fastest way to see if your house qualifies for our “Quick House Purchase Program” is to complete our confidential, risk-free “Seller Questionnaire” and we will contact you within 24-28 hours.

So remember, even if you owe more than (or almost as much as your house is worth), we are your best chance at getting you out from underneath your home and freeing you to get on with your life…We work with an experienced team that has helped over 900 homeowners sell their no-equity houses, and if that’s your position, we can do the same for you! Call us locally at 512-945-6006 so we can research the value of your property and tell you honestly what your options are. Call today – You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Red Buys Houses is a local, professional real estate investment group that buy houses all over Austin, Texas in any area, condition or price range and in virtually any situation. If you have an unwanted house you need to sell quickly for any reason whatsoever, call locally 512-945-6006 or visit Red Buys Houses
for more information, to receive a free consultation, or to get an offer on your house

How I Could Sell My House FAST in Austin Texas, even in this Poor Housing Market!

September 2, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Selling A House

We all know it’s bad out there…With the severe credit crisis and the declining housing market, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and even the President remind us of our struggles daily. Home foreclosures are at an all time high, even in my neighborhood in Austin Texas with many more foreclosures predicted to come. Housing resale values are at all time lows with no end in sight. Even the banks are going bankrupt as many Americans no longer qualify for credit.

Because of the recent credit crisis, many people don’t qualify for a new loan to buy a house right now, despite the incredibly low housing prices. Many home sellers can’t sell their unwanted houses because they owe more than their house is worth due to falling house prices. Many sellers can’t even rent their houses out for enough to cover their mortgage payments, taxes and insurance resulting in severe negative cash flow that bleeds then dry month after month. To make matters worse, many tenants end up trashing the house when they move out making it even more difficult and expensive to sell.

If they list their house with a real estate agent, their house will likely sit on the market for a long, long time waiting to sell since the buyers seem to have magically disappeared. Even if the house does finally sell one day at a greatly REDUCED price to get it sold, the owner has to pay a 6% real estate commission plus the majority of the closing costs. This often results in the seller writing a big, fat check at the closing table to finally get their house sold.

So what are my options to sell my house in Austin Texas fast in this depressed economy and housing market when many folks can’t get a loan? By trial and error, I discovered the following 3 alternatives to try to sell my Austin TX home quickly…

1. I tried to sell my house in Austin “For Sale by Owner” aka “FSBO”.

At first, selling my house by myself sounded easy enough, but it soon became my worst nightmare! What went wrong:

At first I didn’t know how to attract buyers that might be interested in purchasing a home in Buford Georgia…The For Sale By Owner sign in the yard wasn’t working. I ended up spending a fortune placing classifieds in the local paper which resulted in few potential buyers. Those that did respond wanted to see my house at all different hours of the day or night. I was afraid to say no in fear of losing a potential buyer. I would have to keep my house clean and all picked up, only to have them flake out and not show up! Other times I had some pretty scary people show up with their rowdy kids in tow, trampling through my home.

I never did find my ideal buyer. Even if I did, I had no idea how to get them qualified, how to handle all the purchase and sale paperwork or how to get the house closed. I said “There has to be a better way to sell my home!” and I was determined to find it.

2. I listed my house for sale with a local Austin real estate agent.

I called an agent from a local, seemingly reputable, real estate agency and made an appointment for her to come out and see the property. The agent sounded like she really knew what she was talking about and got me really excited about the prospect of selling my home quickly. She said she would list my house in the MLS, on dozens of real estate sites throughout Texas, advertise my house in the local paper and other print publications, do multiple open houses, put out signs, balloons, flyers in an information box and went on and on about how she could sell my home and still get top dollar. How could I refuse? I didn’t.

I listed my house and waited, and waited and waited. The agent put the house on the MLS, but the market was pretty tough and, despite her best efforts, six months later, I still didn’t have a buyer. Meanwhile, my house had not only decreased in value because it would not sell for the list price, which had been reduced repeatedly, but also because of all the other listed houses and foreclosures on the market in my area of Austin. At this point, I was all out of ideas and praying for a solution. About that time, someone at my church told me about RedBuysHouses.com.

3. I contacted a local, professional home buyer from Austin, Texas.

My friend from church told me that she had similar problems selling her Austin house, but that she had contacted a local professional home buyer who bought her house in under a week! What? Is this possible? Could I sell my Austin Texas house in 7 days or less, too? She said there are professional house buyers out there, also known as “real estate investors”, who buy and sell real estate for investment purposes. You’ve probably seen their “We Buy Houses” advertisements around town but never gave them much thought. These are people who buy houses professionally and are always actively looking for more houses to buy. She gave me their phone number and web address (Locally 512-945-6006, website: www.RedBuysHouses.com) and I contacted them ASAP. A local Austin home buyer from there called me and said that if my house qualified and if I was flexible on price or terms, that they may be able to buy my house in the next 7 days or less. She said depending on my situation that they may be able to pay all cash, pay some cash now and some cash later or take over my mortgage payments giving me immediate debt relief. At this point I was definitely flexible and had nothing to lose by scheduling an appointment for them to come see my home and possibly allow me to sell my Austin Texas house fast!

So I scheduled the appointment with the Austin home buyer and she came out and inspected my home. She said it was just what they were looking for and that she had several buyers looking for a similar home. I was ecstatic! She made me several offers to buy my house as promised. I chose the offer that best suited my needs and we scheduled a closing the following week with a local real estate closing attorney. It was that fast and that simple to finally sell my house in Austin! I still can’t get over it. After waiting two years trying to sell my house on my own and through a licensed agent, I was able to sell my house in less than 7 days to a local professional home buying company!

If you have an unwanted Austin Texas house you need to sell fast, call 512-945-6006 or visit www.RedBuysHouses.com and complete their online Seller Questionnaire for a FREE, no obligation consultation. You have nothing to lose by contacting them and everything to gain. I was able to sell my Austin home fast and you can too!

Red Buys Houses is a local, professional real estate investment group that buy houses all over Austin, Texas in any area, condition or price range and in virtually any situation. If you have an unwanted house you need to sell quickly for any reason whatsoever, call locally 512-945-6006 or visit Red Buys Houses
for more information, to receive a free consultation, or to get an offer on your house