Repossession companies are an answer to many homeowners with financial worries. If you’re having difficulty making your monthly bond payment, repossession may seem like a real threat to you. Contacting your bank for help is always the first step you should take to avoid repossession. Unfortunately, many people are ashamed, embarrassed or just plain scared to contact their bank and admit they’re having financial problems.
What makes matters even worse is when they ignore the phone calls from the bank trying to help them resolve their problems. They wait until it’s almost too late and repossession is an almost sure thing. Then they wonder what they can do besides give up. An alternative that many home owners are choosing is repossession companies. Repossession companies can do many things for homeowners that are at risk of losing their home to repossession. Some of these things include:
– Free credit counseling or putting you in touch with help
– Free evaluation of your financial situation
– Services provide with no fee (in most cases)
– Buying your home from the bank to avoid it being repossessed
– Delay the eviction period
– Renting the home back to you so you don’t have to move
– Selling the home back to you when your finances improve
If you are at risk of having your home repossessed, a repossession company will step in and buy your home from the bank. They won’t buy it at market value but they’ll usually offer to pay 70% of the market value. Homeowners seldom are able to make a profit when they’re selling their home under these circumstances so the value isn’t a worry to them because they are getting help to avoid having it repossessed. Many homeowners that cannot make their bond payment and are afraid their home will be repossessed aren’t sure when it’s a good idea to see a repossession company as this can be a sure way to prevent repossession in any situation.
Interest rates seem to be constantly increasing every day. When interest rates increase, the payments on many bonds also increase as well as the balance on your bond. If you’re already having difficulty making your payments every month, higher interest rates are only going to make it harder. Here is where repossession companies can really help you.
Repossession companies can step in and offer the bank cash for your home. One of the major pitfalls of losing your home to repossession besides actually losing your home is what it does to your credit history. When repossession companies buy the home for you, you will not have a record of repossession following you for many years, making it almost impossible to get credit for up to 10 years. It’s clear that any home owner would rather stop repossession of their home!
Repossession companies can also delay the eviction period for you and, after purchasing your home, can rent it back to you so you and your family can continue to live in your home. Repossession companies are very fast with their services and can complete your sale quickly, which will help your credit and relieve you of the pressure and worry about repossession.
Dale Purdon, director and founder of IMAGINE Properties, Easy Home Sales any many more. Prior to setting up IMAGINE, Dale set out to build his own property portfolio in South Africa where he focused on acquiring high yielding rental properties in the lower end market and gained extensive experience in stock-sourcing as well as portfolio management.