Once you default on your mortgage payment, the lender, being the mortgage holder, is under authority to begin the foreclosure proceedings right away. This is often the case, with respect to the time stated in the mortgage documents.
However, it is not uncommon to have the credit institution you have borrowed from – a bank or a mortgage company – to typically extend you a grace of some period of time after your default condition occurs. But once your time is up and you do not give them reason not to foreclose on you, they do it swiftly.
If you are going to stop foreclosure, it will be helpful to know what types of foreclosure there are, and which one specifically is looming at you. There are several ways they do it, but United States credit institutions mostly use foreclosure by judicial sale and foreclosure by strength of sale.
Depending on the state you find yourself in, there may be other forms or modes of foreclosure in practice it helps to have your lawyer in the know, so that you can get the much needed legal advice in the time of action.
Foreclosure by judicial sale is commonly referred to as known as Judicial Foreclosure. Everywhere you go in the United States, you are sure to come across some form of this because it is generically also required by law. In this mode of foreclosure, your home may be seized and then sold under the supervision of a court. The proceeds from the sale are certainly going to go first to satisfy the mortgage before other lien holders are placated by it. Then, if anything is left from the proceeds, it comes to you.