Effects of Foreclosure
means much more than just losing a home where one might have stayed for years. It is very much likely that the person will end up risking and losing his ‘face’, which will later haunt him for years down the road. Foreclosure is also not just another problem that has become rather common, but it has become a root for other problems as well.
There are many problems that may result from foreclosure. They include:
1) A person will face a loss of equity earned in his home. The value of his home is likely to increase every passing year. In many cases wherein the combination of the equity and the home value increase dramatically over the years, they will straight away cause the person to lose thousands to millions of dollars.
2) Taxes will no doubt increase. A lender who loses money from the sale of a foreclosed home must report the loss to the IRS. Subsequently, the IRS might require lender to report his loss of income in his next tax return. The person whose home was foreclosed may be required to pay taxes on it.
3) Borrowers who had once gone into foreclosure will face problems that would prevent him from borrowing money in the future. His future loan applications are likely to be rejected. This is due to the fact that foreclosure has the power to destroy one’s credit profile almost overnight. For at least 7 long years, a person who had faced foreclosure will be labelled as a bad credit risk on his credit report. This credit report will give him problems when he wants to rent apartments, buy cars and even limit his employment opportunities.
4) A person who faced foreclosure might face another problem soon after the foreclosure business ends – he might have problems with lawsuits. The mortgage company can go after him for damages. In all cases, ‘foreclosure’ is considered a damage. Therefore, the person who let the damage happen will be deemed responsible to pay for it.
5) Borrowers could lose their jobs. There are many employers who require their employees to maintain good if not outstanding credit histories. When they find out about employees who receive notifications of foreclosure in their mailboxes, they have the right to decide to fire the employees. If the employees are lucky, they might not be fired. However, any chance for advancement and better pay might as well go down the drain.
6) Borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure usually face a more personal problem – loss of self-esteem and self-worth. This emotional damage is greater than it sounds. It can lead the people to have serious effects on their well-beings. Common problems that might sprout include depression, feelings of worthlessness, embarrassment, lack of motivation, and many more.
Everybody should be well aware of their financial standing to avoid the threat of foreclosure. In order to prevent the problem from continuing on and on, it is very much recommended for the people to take action if their finances begin to appear unstable.