Foreclosure; Letting Go and Rebuilding

This is Part Five of a series of articles on foreclosures.
This article does not constitute legal advice.
Foreclosure laws vary from state to state.
Homeowners in financial distress should always hire legal counsel. Call your local state bar association for a referral.  Reduced or free legal aid may be available in some states. Ask for a referral from your state Bar Association or through a LOCAL HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

Part one: Foreclosure; Losing the American Dream
Part two: Options for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Part three: Loan Modifications
Part four: Government Intervention in Foreclosure
Part five: Foreclosure; Letting Go and Rebuilding

In part five, we visit Cap and Maria, who went through the foreclosure process and began rebuilding their lives.

The Captain and Maria purchased a house in 2006 using a Pay Option ARM from Wachovia.  Their mortgage broker explained the “pick a pay