Foreclosure

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Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Types of foreclosures - judicial versus nonjudicial.

If you are faced with foreclosure, you can work to save your home " or at least limit the financial damage caused by foreclosure.

How to protect your home and your equity.

California"s programs help struggling homeowners with mortgages.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The comprehensive guide to making purchases and dealing with companies.

If you're behind on your payments and want to avoid default or foreclosure.

Federal government programs to save your mortgage.

Information about fraudulent foreclosure rescue scams and where to find help.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Know your options to leave your home, stay in your home, or get a reverse mortgage.

HBOR only applies to foreclosures on first-liens, or the first mortgages on the home. Homeowners can take banks to court for violating various parts of California"s statutory, nonjudicial foreclosure system.