Going through a home loan modification is a lengthy and complex process that has to be done properly. It is, in effect, a request to a bank to change the terms and conditions of your loan so that you don’t default anymore and end up losing your home. It is also a one chance only situation. If the bank declines your request, you are likely to go into foreclosure. The Golden State Financial Group has helped many people be successful in their request for such a modification.
Why a Home Loan Modification Should Be Left to the Professionals
Requesting a home loan modification often seems like a very straightforward process. It means writing a short and to the point hardship letter to your lender, in which you indicate that you have fallen behind (with dates and amounts), what has caused this, how you have tried to keep up with your financial obligations, and how you now suggest to continue. The letter should fit onto a single page. If the lender is happy to seriously consider your request, they will then ask for things such as bank statements and other supporting information. This all seems quite simplistic, but just because something is short does not mean that it is easy. And you have to be realistic: do it wrong and you will lose your home.
It is very common for loan companies to only glance at hardship letters sent to them by individuals. However, if the letter comes from a financial institution like the Golden State Financial Group, they will usually consider it in earnest. This is because they already have relationships and ties with that organization and know that they deal with specific cases and that they do so properly. As such, you instantly have a greater chance of having your request accepted, simply because it will at least be read properly.
Since the financial crisis, it has become clear that lenders have acted in irresponsible ways and they must therefore provide some sort of assistance to their customers. At the same time, however, you also have responsibilities. This means that you also have to show them that you understand things have gone wrong and that you are willing – and able – to make a change. Unfortunately, lendering modification requests are often declined because the lender does not see how it is in their best interest to accept it.
An organization like the Golden State Financial Group can help showcase to a bank that a loan modification may not be what they had initially hoped for, but it would be something much more financially viable than going through a foreclosure process. This is expensive for both them and for their clients, a situation in which everybody loses. A properly developed home loan modification, however, can provide a win-win situation. Demonstrating this requires knowledge and the right language and jargon, something that majority of everyday individuals who are not financial experts, simply do not have.