The Surplus Funds Secret: How to Tap Into This Post-Foreclosure Asset and Benefit
Updated: Dec 31
Have you ever wondered what happens to the money from a mortgage foreclosure? If so, you're not alone. There are a number of reasons why you might be interested in surplus funds from a mortgage foreclosure.
Surplus funds from a mortgage foreclosure are funds that remain after a lender has completed the foreclosure process and sold the property to recover the outstanding mortgage debt. In some cases, the sale of the property may result in an amount of money being left over after the mortgage debt has been satisfied. This excess money is known as surplus funds.
What does this mean for you?
If you have surplus funds from your mortgage foreclosure, you can use these funds to pay off debt or to invest in yourself and your family's future. You can also use surplus funds from a mortgage foreclosure to pay off other debts or bills, such as credit cards and student loans.
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A surplus fund recovery is a process by which the borrower can recover money from the sale of real estate. There are two ways that this can happen:
The first is if there are any surplus funds at all—in other words, if the sale price exceeds what is owed on the mortgage loan. The borrower may be able to keep these surplus funds.
The second way is if there are no surplus funds but there are other parties who have an interest in the property—for example, if there are junior lien holders or taxing authorities who want some of the money from the sale of real estate. In these cases, they may be able to claim some or all of the surplus funds.
It's important to note that surplus funds are not always available after a foreclosure. In many cases, the sale of the property may not generate enough money to pay off the outstanding mortgage debt, and the borrower may still be responsible for paying any remaining balance.
If you've had a foreclosure, it's important to know your options before you begin this process. If you have any questions about your situation or would like more information on ways to avoid foreclosure (or navigate the post-foreclosure process), please book a free consultation with our team and we'll be happy to help.