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Don’t let the threat of foreclosure cost you more than your home

When most people get in trouble in life the stress affects them in ways they are not prepared to deal with. Most divorces in America are caused by money issues, which I don't think is necessarily true. I think money is part of the problem, the other part is that when people get stressed they shut down, and all communication stops, because their body doesn't know how to deal with the stress.

I think the best thing you can do is if you start to get in trouble with anything in life is to communicate. First of all, with your loved ones, so they know what you are feeling and they don't think you have just stopped talking to them for no reason. Without communication, people tend to think the worst, and thoughts enter their heads and the fighting starts that can lead to divorce.

I want to see families stay together. I think the family structure is very important to America's future and that is why I feel if you are starting to have problems, or you know in a couple months that a problem could arise, discuss it with your family, including the kids. Kids know more than you think they do and they also feel your stress of a possible foreclosure.

If you are in default, or see a possible default on the horizon, I suggest you call your mortgage company and/or your trusted Realtor and ask if they have a possible solution for you that can keep you from having the stress that arises from the threat of foreclosure.

For more information on avoiding foreclosure in Washington, County, Oregon, please give me a call, there are more options than you think, and I am here to help.



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At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsRespect Realty LLC • March 24 2008 07:02PM


Todd - This is a very thought provoking post and I believe hits the nail on the head. You are so right about stress and shutting down. I hope many read this and avoid harming their family structure by gettin the personal and professional help they need.
Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 11 years ago


Your are right.  I've seen many families going through divorce for basically the same reason, MONEY.  What's even more frustrating is that some of this people make things even harder to themselves.  There is plenty of help available but is only available to those who look for it...

That's one more reason that we are in the business and must commit ourselves to reach for those who locked themselves in their own world of frustration and isolation as a result of bad past decisions.

Great post Todd, keep them coming!

Posted by Martin Lopez (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) almost 11 years ago


Great post...I am very much pro-family. There used to be the expression, the family that prays together, stays together...and children are part of the family!!! We need to promote whenever and wherever possible this important news!!! :) Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Todd,  it's amazing how often we Realtors and loan officers end up being marriage counselors too...
Posted by Marlene Scheffer, Realtor to Kitsap County, WA (Realty Station) almost 11 years ago

Judi - It shouldn't have to happen, but it does and when it does it doesn't help anyone especially kids.

Martin - I'm certainly here to help, they just need to make the phone call.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Fran - Many kids are lost in the process of divorce and if you can avoid it, why wouldn't you want to?

Marlene - I've talked to many couples and I'm pretty sure I've kept a few marriages together in my day.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

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