What is Foreclosure in Vallejo, California?

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Foreclosure is the legal procedure by which the lender in a mortgage arrangement takes possession of the property (typically a house) that secured the loan. This is done when the Vallejo, California debtor has repeatedly failed to make their payments. Foreclosure often requires the house to be sold at auction. Often, banks want to get rid of the property as soon as they can, in order to make as much money as possible, and move forward.

In all states in the U.S., including California, foreclosure by judicial sale is allowed. Under this system, the sale is overseen by a court of law, to ensure that the bank makes a good effort to get a reasonable price at the auction, and that any proceeds above the balance of the mortgage go back to the borrower. In various states, mortgages which have not been refinanced are "non-recourse loans." This means that, in the event of default, the bank can take ownership of the house and sell it; but if the sale price happens to be less than the balance of the mortgage, the lender cannot go after the debtor for the remainder. Because of this, some people have found that their best option is to simply walk away from the home if the mortgage is more than the house is worth. You should talk with a Vallejo, California lawyer to see if this state is one of them.

How Can I Avoid Foreclosure in California?

First and foremost, you should not dismiss the possibility of foreclosure. Failing to respond to collection calls from your lender will not make the problem go away. As unpleasant as this may seem, you should stay in contact with your creditor, and be forthright with them. You should keep in mind that banks typically don't want to take your Vallejo home. They aren't in the real estate business, and expect to make money through interest on the loan, not by selling your house. If you are up-front with them early on, they will probably make a reasonable effort to accommodate your financial system if it will prevent you from defaulting.

If no deal can be worked out, or the mortgage payments have become prohibitive, you may consider a "short sale". While the lender has to consent to it, many will take a moderate loss if it means avoiding foreclosure (which lenders usually treat as a last resort). This allows you to sell the house for whatever price it can fetch on the current market, and hand the proceeds over to the bank. If the sale nets less than the balance, some or all of the deficiency may be forgiven. You might also consider a "short refinance" which allows a part of the debt to be forgiven, and lets you refinance the rest.

How Can A Vallejo, California Attorney Help?

If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure, a good Vallejo, California real estate lawyer can help. At the very least, they will be able to inform you of your legal options.

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Life in Vallejo

Any young child will know Vallejo because it is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, formerly Marine World.

Vallejo is located in Solano County, California, with a population of about 115,942 people. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Besides Six Flags, other popular attractions include the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the California Maritime Academy, Touro University and the Ferry services.

Unfortunately in 2008 Vallejo was the largest Californian city to file for bankruptcy. Common employers in Vallejo include Kaiser Permanente, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sutter Health, Touro University, the school districts and Petrochem.

Many law firms are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area also is home to many law schools, including top-tier ones. Many attorneys also move to the Bay Area due to the vast number of firms in the area. The Bay Area has many large multinational law firms, as well as small to mid-size firms, as well as the offices of many solo practitioners. Therefore, the legal service industry is very active and competitive. Vallejo residents will never have an issue finding help for any of their legal inquiries.

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