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Foreclosure or Bankruptcy—Which Option is Worse?

Foreclosure and bankruptcy are both daunting—often the last straw after a long financial struggle. When considering your options, it is important to compare the eventualities and weigh the effects carefully. While both will cause undoubted credit score damage, minimizing the fallout is critical. Despite your current situation, avoid giving in to complacency. Include long-term credit repair as a factor in your decision.

Foreclosure and bankruptcy carry different levels of urgency. Depending on your circumstances, one may be a better fit when compared with the other. For example, what is the status of your mortgage? Have you only missed one payment, or has your situation progressed past the 90-day mark? Depending on the answer, you lender may be willing to help. Before taking any action, contact the bank and explain the circumstances. If your money troubles are temporary, ask for a forbearance period or other option to reestablish your financial stability. Consider taking on a renter to aid you in this goal. If your troubles are more permanent, however, bankruptcy could be your last option.

Edenfield Investments can help you as you work on repairing your credit.

Median price of an existing single family home rose in June

The median price of an existing single family home rose in June to the highest level since almost four years, the fifth straight month-month gain, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Thursday…

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The housing market has turned—at last

Wall Street Journal says… The housing market has turned—at last. The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.

Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s David Blitzer said a few weeks ago as he reported the first monthly increase in the slow-moving S&P/Case-Shiller house-price data after seven months of declines.

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Selling your home FAST and for a GREAT PRICE

Selling your home? We have a list of tips to help you sell it fast and get a great price. Dial the number below for a recorded message or you can receive the information automatically via fax.

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Rent to Own in Broomfield

Move in now – Buy later
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A rent-to-own, often called a lease/option, is a contract under which you rent/lease the home with a future option to buy, and it can be a brilliant choice for the family in need of just-that-little-extra-time to qualify for a loan.  And with no guarantees in the real estate market, locking-in a purchase price will likely prove to be very advantageous.   

We will set a purchase price at the current market value.   In the future, when the real estate market rebounds and prices increase, the option will remain to buy at the locked-in price.    

The rent-to-own process:  We will set a purchase price to the property, a payment, and the time frame within which you must obtain bank financing.

A rent-to-own is not long term financing.  You must qualify for a bank loan within 1 – 2 years.  

Does any of my monthly payment go toward the purchase price?

In many cases, yes!  You are building equity in your home while you rent.  A portion of your payment will be added to your down payment.  

For example, if $250.00 goes toward your down payment each month, at the end of a one-year term, you will have added another $3,000.00 to your down payment.  ($250.00 x 12 months = $3,000.00) Through the rent-to-own process, your down payment will increase as your payments accumulate each month.  

Is a down payment required?   
YES.   To have an option to buy, you must, by law, put money down toward the property, which goes toward the purchase price of the home.  Your purchase price remains locked-in.   

A quick example of the down payment process:
Purchase price – $150,000.00, down payment amount of $7,000.00. The amount due when you qualify for bank financing is: $143,000.00 ($150,000.00 – $7,000.00).

How much is the down payment?
That depends.   A large down payment will help tremendously when you’re working with a bank for long term financing.  You should offer as much of a down payment as you can afford, so that we may get a home in your name as soon as possible.

Higher down payments will give you first choice when your ideal home is available.  However, you should know that if you fail to qualify for bank financing within the term of the lease, your down payment may not be refundable.  

I have horrible credit.  Can you help me?   
Most likely, yes.   Depending on how much you can afford as a down payment and just how bad your credit is, we may still be able to get you in a property.   We can put you in touch with a Credit Repair Specialist who can assist you in finding a credit solution. To receive notification when we have new rent-to-own homes available, go to our website at and sign up at no cost.