Staying in your home
A repayment plan sets a fixed amount of time to repay the amount you are behind by adding a portion of the past due total to your regular payment. This option may be appropriate if you’ve only missed a small number of payments.
A loan modification permanently changes one or more of the terms of your home loan to make your payments more manageable for you. Modifications may include reducing the interest rate, extending the term of the loan, or adding missed payments to the loan balance.
Leaving your home
A short sale may allow you to sell the property for less than the amount owed on the loan with your servicer’s approval. Based on the circumstances, the remaining
balances owed after the short sale has taken place, may be forgiven.
A deed in lieu of foreclosure means, with your servicer’s agreement, voluntarily transferring your home’s title to your servicer. Though you lose the property, a deed in lieu of foreclosure may be less damaging to your credit than a foreclosure.