Your Children and Their Education after Foreclosure

Your Children and Their Education after Foreclosure

We often think about the trauma families experience from a foreclosure in NYC. It’s embarrassing, confusing, and stressful. Parent’s main concern is to find a place for their families to lay their heads. It often slips their minds about how will this affect their children’s education. [Read more...]

Should You Use a Credit Counselor?

Should You Use a Credit Counselor?

After a foreclosure in NYC , you may ponder, “How did I get myself into this situation”. You’ve packed your home and now downsized. You are back to being a renter. However, there is still hope. You can pick up the pieces and get your finances back in order. You can own a home again soon, should you choose. This can be accomplished on your own, or you may need the help of a credit counselor. [Read more...]

Managing Your Credit Cards during a Foreclosure

Managing Your Credit Cards during a Foreclosure

You know that foreclosures NYC can damage your financial future. So if you are going through one now, here are a few things you can do to help yourself out.

Rent an Apartment
Before your credit score lowers, if you know you have to move, secure yourself an apartment. After a foreclosures NYC hits your credit report, landlords may be reluctant to rent to you. Secure an apartment, place your security deposit down, and set a move in date for three to six months out, if possible.

Create a Healthy Budget
Various financial burdens cause foreclosures NYC. One being a relaxed budget. So, it’s time to start creating a healthy budget now. Start tracking what you overspent the past few months and adjust that. It’s better to cut out a few things such as coffee or breakfast on the go, than not have a savings account.

Start Reducing Credit Card Debt
If you currently have high credit card debt, it’s time to start paying that down. You want to have a low debt-to-income ratio to ensure you can get a good mortgage rate in the future. It’s easier to work on this now than try to fix it once you have the opportunity to buy a home again.

Get an Emergency Credit Card
Get yourself an emergency credit card. This may come useful once you’ve moved from your foreclosures NYC home. Groceries, utility costs, and moving expenses are hard to cover once you have moved unexpectedly. This can help you from feeling overwhelmed during a stressful time.