Are You Facing Foreclosure?

We Can Help You Stop a Foreclosure

What is Foreclosure?

Foreclosure, in the context of a home, refers to the legal process by which a lender attempts to recover the amount owed on a defaulted loan by taking ownership of and selling the mortgaged property. Typically, this happens when a homeowner fails to make the mortgage payments for a period of time. Here’s a breakdown of the process and its implications:

  1. Default on Mortgage: The foreclosure process begins when a homeowner defaults on their mortgage payments. After a specified number of missed payments (this can vary based on the loan agreement and jurisdiction), the lender can initiate foreclosure proceedings.
  2. Notice to Homeowner: The lender will first notify the homeowner of the default and potentially issue a Notice of Default (NOD). This notice informs the homeowner that they are in breach of their loan terms due to the missed payments.
  3. Opportunity to Rectify: The homeowner often has a grace or reinstatement period during which they can settle the missed payments, plus fees and interest. If they can pay the due amount within this period, the foreclosure process is halted.
  4. Auction or Sale: If the homeowner can’t rectify the default, the property may be put up for auction, where it is sold to the highest bidder. The lender may set an opening bid at the amount owed on the mortgage.
  5. Bank-Owned Property: If no one buys the home at auction, its ownership reverts to the mortgage lender, and it becomes a “real estate owned” (REO) property. The lender may then list the property for sale through a real estate agent.
  6. Impact on the Homeowner: Apart from losing their home, the homeowner’s credit score will be significantly impacted, making it difficult for them to secure loans in the future. A foreclosure can remain on a credit report for up to seven years.
  7. Possible Deficiency Judgment: In some jurisdictions, if the sale of the property doesn’t generate enough money to cover the outstanding mortgage debt, the lender might be allowed to obtain a deficiency judgment against the homeowner to recover the remaining amount.
  8. Rights and Impacts on Tenants: If the foreclosed home had renters, their rights during and after the foreclosure process can vary depending on local laws and the specifics of their rental agreement.


It’s important to note that the specific procedures and regulations related to home foreclosure can vary widely by country and even within regions of countries. Homeowners facing foreclosure or those interested in buying foreclosed properties should familiarize themselves with local laws and, if necessary, consult with real estate or legal professionals in their area.

Why do people go into foreclosure?

  • Job loss or reduced wages
  • Medical expenses or health challenges
  • Inherited properties they can’t afford
  • Mounting debt and inability to pay off loans

How long does it take to be foreclosed on?

Depending on what state you’re in, it can take anywhere from 4 months to a year, once your lender starts the foreclosure process.

What options do you have to stop foreclosure?


An attorney may advise you to file for bankruptcy. While this advice is well intentioned, this can sometimes only delay the foreclosure process. While bankruptcy can buy you some time, the end result is that your house can get auctioned unless you bring your mortgage payments current, even in bankruptcy.

If your home goes to foreclosure, this means:

  • You will lose your home
  • You will have a bankruptcy and a foreclosure on your credit report and your score will negatively impacted
  • A bankruptcy and a foreclosure can prevent you from buying another home for up to 7 years

The easiest solution to this is to SELL YOUR HOUSE AND SELL IT FAST! You will then avoid having a foreclosure and a bankruptcy on your credit report and be able to get on with your life and avoid having foreclosure haunt you for years to come.

The Qualified Property Solution:

At Dover Funds we want to create a solution that will help you avoid this situation. We may be able to buy your home on your timeframe, and/or work with your lender to stop foreclosure as well as if you have little or no equity