Loan Modification Pennsylvania





Loan Modification Pennsylvania

Depending on your exact situation, your lender may consider a modification of your current loan terms. With a loan modification, it's possible to refinance the debt and/or extend the term of your original mortgage loan. This can make your new monthly payment affordable and allow you to include missed payments, penalties and arrearage into a new 30 year loan. A mortgage modification is also one of the fastest ways to stop foreclosure and get back on track with your payments.

Loan Modification Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Foreclosure Law Quick Facts
  • Judicial Foreclosure Available: Yes
  • Non-Judicial Foreclosure Available: No
  • Primary Security Instruments: Mortgage
  • Timeline: Typically 90 days
  • Right of Redemption: No
  • Deficiency Judgments Allowed: Yes
In Pennsylvania, lenders may foreclose on a mortgage in default by using the judicial foreclosure process.

Loan Modification Pennsylvania - Judicial Foreclosure

In Pennsylvania, the lender must send a notice of intent to foreclose to the borrower before any foreclosure proceedings may begin.

The notice of intent must be sent, by first class mail, to the borrower, at their last known address and if different, to the property secured by the mortgage. The notice should not be sent until the borrower is at least sixty (60) days behind in their mortgage payments.

In the notice, the lender must make the borrower aware that his or her mortgage is in default and that it is their (the lender's) intention to accelerate the mortgage payments if the borrower does not cure the default within thirty (30) days. This means that the remaining balance of the original mortgage will come due immediately.

If the borrower does not cure the default by paying the past due amount, plus any late charges that have accrued, within the thirty (30) days, the lender may then file a suit to try and obtain a court order to foreclose on the property.

If the court finds in favor of the lender and issues an order of sale, the property will be sold at a Sheriff's sale under the guidelines established by the court. The borrower has the right to cure the default and prevent the sale at any time up to one hour before the Sheriff's foreclosure sale.

Lenders have up to six months after the foreclosure sale to file for a deficiency judgment. Borrowers have no rights of redemption once the foreclosure sale is complete.

Short sale/Payoff modification:

By offering lenders a lower payoff amount, we may be able to create additional equity in your home, making it more attractive to investors thereby improving your chances of obtaining a refinance or sale of the property.



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