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Try loan mod in bankruptcy?

A loan modification once you've filed for bankruptcy can be a very risky decision.

Loan modification going nowhere?

When loan modification is a struggle, getting a lawyer might be better than getting frustrated.

Can I ditch ex and keep my house?

Filing Chapter 13 to keep the house may be one answer, but look to a mortgage modification first.

Mortgage modification or bust

Mortgage modifications are laden with limits. If you don't qualify, try one of these options.

Take an unsolicited loan mod?

The lender offers a mortgage modification that you didn't request. Should you accept it?

Shrink bill with mortgage recast

Reduce payments by shrinking the mortgage balance with a lump sum, then recasting the loan.

Loan mod test is now clearer

Denied a HAMP loan modification? Now the mortgage lender must reveal data it used.

Writing a mortgage hardship letter

A key part of securing a mortgage modification is a hardship letter. Here's how to write one.

Contacting mortgage servicers

Who should you call when you're behind on your mortgage?

Get a loan mod, or walk away?

How do you choose between a loan modification and walking away? Consider these points.

5 steps to a loan modification

A loan workout can be the last, best hope of avoiding foreclosure. But you need a good plan.

Loan modification hurts credit

A mortgage loan modification can prevent foreclosure but inevitably will damage your credit.

Home loan modification tips

Getting a mortgage loan modification takes work. Experts suggest tips that can lead to success.

Video: Homebuyer tax credit

Get the details on the homebuyer tax credit.

New rules could slash mortgage

The rules for a mortgage modification have changed. Do you qualify for a lower house payment?

Video: Homebuyer tax credit

How can you benefit from the homebuyer tax credit?

Forbearance beats foreclosure

If you don't qualify for mortgage modification, forbearance is a good defense against foreclosure.

Mortgage audit won't rescue loan

An audit may find the lender to be at fault, but not necessarily amenable to a loan modification.

New modification rules coming

Need a home loan modification? In June, homeowners must provide financial documents upfront.

4 options to foreclosure

If the dreaded "f-word" -- foreclosure -- has disrupted your life, here are four choices you should explore.
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