What is Foreclosure in Bartlett, Illinois?

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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 Bartlett, Illinois debtor has repeatedly failed to make their payments. When a house is foreclosed, it is typically sold at auction shortly thereafter. This is because banks typically want to get rid of the property as soon as possible, even if it means losing some money, and an auction is an simple way to do this.

In all states in the U.S., including Illinois, 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 some states, original mortgages are treated as "non-recourse" loans, meaning that, at most, the lender can take possession of the house in the event of foreclosure, even if it is worth less than the amount due. The bank cannot go after the borrower for the remaining balance once it sells the house. You should consult an attorney in Bartlett, Illinois to find out if this is the case here. This typically does not apply if the mortgage has been refinanced.

How Can I Avoid Foreclosure in Illinois?

First, and most importantly, you should not dismiss the issue. Failing to respond to foreclosure calls from your lender will not make an issue go away. You should stay in touch, and be forthright with, your creditor as much as possible. You should remember that banks in Bartlett don't want your house. While the foreclosure process can be devastating for the homeowner, it's no walk in the park for the bank, either. They expected to make a profit through interest on the loan paid over time, and foreclosure is a last resort, allowing them to cut their losses and move on. If you are forthright with them, lenders will typically try to accommodate your changed financial situation, to avoid a default on your part, and the necessity of foreclosing on their part.

If you can't reach a solution with your lender, there are other options. You can, for example, try a "short sale," which allows you to sell your house for whatever amount you can get, and use the proceeds to pay your mortgage. If the house sells for less than you owe, the bank will receive the proceeds of the sale, and the rest of the debt will 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 Bartlett, Illinois Attorney Help?

If you are worried about foreclosure, a good Bartlett, Illinois real estate attorney may be able to help. An attorney can increase your chances of keeping your home, and help minimize the financial impact if keeping it proves impossible.

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Life in Bartlett

Bartlett is surrounded by Illinois's Kane and DuPage Counties. It is a small area with a little over 42,000 people.

Some popular attractions in Bartlett include the Bartlett Park District Theatre, the original railroad station, and the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir with its adjoining cultural center called Haveli. Haveli is a large complex with large rooms decorated with intricately carved designs on stone and wood.

Although small, Bartlett is a great little area that welcomes a diverse population. Bartlett has a strong sense of community with a very unified spirit.

Bartlett residents look to nearby areas to seek legal advice. In general, Illinois has many great law schools and firms which significantly contribute to the legal force in Illinois. Therefore, Bartlett residents will never have to go very far to receive legal advice.

All in all, Bartlett is a wonderful community with small town charm!

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