What good is it to homestead ?

Asked about 1 year ago - Mesquite, NV

Does homesteading affect a foreclosure?

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  1. William C. Devine II

    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Recording a declaration of homestead protects you from foreclosure by a judgment creditor if you have less than $550k in equity in your house. It also protects your equity in a bankruptcy by the same amount.

    It has no real affect on a foreclosure by a deed of trust and it won't stop a foreclosure by the bank or lender doing a judicial foreclosure or non-judicial trustee foreclosure.

    What may help you though us a loan modification or possibly a restructure to reduce the loan amount.

    William Devine, II
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  2. Richard Edmund Hawkins


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Actually filing a homestead in Nevada only has an effect if and when a judgment creditor, rather than your mortgages, sells the home (or, presumably, if there was a judgment lien and equity at a foreclosure).

    It can be filed the day of the sale and still has full effect.

    It has absolutely no effect on foreclosure.

  3. Boris A. Avramski


    Contributor Level 14


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Filing e Declaration of Homestead has absolutely no effect on foreclosure.

  4. Michael George Millward

    Contributor Level 4

    Answered . A Nevada Homestead prepared and recorded pursuant to NRS 115.020 will protect the property from execution and sale. A secured creditor that is the beneficiary of a deed of trust upon real property has a property interest in the property that supersedes a homeowners rights/protections obtained via homestead. The only protection a homeowner has from eventual foreclosure is to stay current upon the mortgage pursuant to the terms of the promissory note.

    The above information is given for informational purposes only. The response to your question in does not create... more

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