Channeling Dee Snyder – Mortgage lenders say they’re not gonna take it…anymore.
Here in Northern California, we’ve been housing outcasts for awhile. We were weirdos for renting throughout the housing boom. Now, we’re weirdos for a different reason – we’re not walking away from our mortgage.
As terrible as it is to lose your house to foreclosure, at least it’s a relief to put your biggest financial headache behind you, right?
Former homeowners may still be on the hook if there’s a difference between what they owed on their mortgage and what the bank could sell it for at auction. And these “deficiency judgments” are ticking time bombs that can explode years after borrowers lose their homes.
It can even happen to people who got their bank to approve them selling their home for less than it is worth.