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Owning a home is not something that all people are able to keep up with. In addition to paying utility bills and maintaining the home on both the interior and exterior, you will have to make monthly mortgage payments. Depending on their financial situation, these payments are a drop in the bucket for some, but for those struggling financially, these payments may be too much for them to handle. As a result, they will miss payments and start to receive letters from their lender.

When you receive letters from your lender about missed mortgage payments, you should not ignore them. Your lender wants to collect and ignoring them will only lead to them taking further action to get the funds they are owed, including foreclosure. If possible, you should call your lender and explain to them what has been going on with you financially.

By calling in and speaking candidly with your lender, you are showing them that you actually care about the missed payments and want to try to smooth things over before the situation escalates. Ideally, they will want to work with you and give you the opportunity to catch up on these missed payments, but that is not always the case. It is important that you are prepared for either outcome.

Not all people who decide to purchase a home know what they are getting into. Even those who had the money when they first moved into the home have found themselves drowning in debt and unable to make mortgage payments. If you are in this situation and aren’t sure what can be done, it would be wise to speak with an attorney and learn more about your options.