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Cash-for-Keys Mortgage Negotiations
The need for a Cash-for-Keys negotiation attorney may arise if you are a tenant living in a home that has been foreclosed, or are a homeowner in default on your mortgage loan payments that wants to turn your property back over to your lender and want to make some money by doing so. If you don’t want to or are unable to sell your property – either as a short sale or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, – you might want to look to into hiring one of our mortgage relief attorneys, as a way of trying to benefit from your foreclosure. A Cash-for-Keys negotiation can be done as part of a Deed-in-Lieu-of-Foreclosure negotiation or separately. An adequately negotiated Cash-for-Keys arrangement means your lender will pay you AND waive the past due amounts or deficiency balance of your mortgage loan if you vacate your property by a specific date. In addition to getting you paid by your lender, by wiping out the fees and deficiency balance, it can mean cash in your pocket and savings from several thousand to upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings. An experienced Cash-for-Keys attorney can be worth their weight in gold!
We could negotiate a Cash-for-Keys exchange for you if:
- You are in foreclosure,
- You have tried to sell your property and can’t
- There is a sale date set
- Your home did not sell at auction
- Your home sold at auction
We can negotiate a Cash-for-Keys exchange before or after a sale date – but you can’t delay! Typically the sooner you act, the more money we could arrange for you.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney for Cash-for-Keys Negotiations
A Cash-for-Keys exchange can benefit both you and your mortgage lender for different reasons!
For you, if you’re going to have to leave anyway, why not get paid some money? You would be released from the obligation to pay your mortgage loan, and the past due amount owed, if any, would be forgiven.
For your lender, they’d rather you pay them or sell your property, but if you’ve been unable to do so or don’t want to, it usually makes sense for them to avoid having to foreclose and avoid the attorney’s fees associated with foreclosure. If you have recently had a sale date and they now own the property, they will want you out. If another party bought your home at auction, then the new homeowners will want you out. Both your bank or the new owner will have to evict you from the property, and that costs even more money.
In addition to legal and eviction costs, many homeowners facing imminent foreclosure tend to feel that they were mistreated through the foreclosure process as many try to do everything possible to save their home to no avail. This anger is sometimes released in the form of physical damage to the home which could cost the bank or new owner thousands of extra dollars in repair costs. Rather than risk damage or vandalism, the Cash-for-Keys is an effort to help make the process easier to swallow and additionally requires the property be left in “broom swept” condition to receive the cash in exchange for vacating the premises. Broom Swept condition helps ensure to the bank or new owner that the property is in good enough shape to be turned over as there is an inspection involved in a Cash-for-Keys deal to ensure the home wasn’t stripped of fixtures, piping, or electrical lines, appliances, and hasn’t been vandalized.
Simply put, for the bank or new owner, It is merely a matter of losing less money by paying you to leave – and that’s where we come in.
There is a fine line between a successful Cash-for-Keys agreement and not getting a penny from your lender or the new homeowner. Try to negotiate for too much, and you’ll get denied and may not get any offer in return. Negotiate for too low of an amount, and you could leave tons of extra money on the table. When we negotiate, we have the experience and know how to help reach as high of an amount as possible for your Cash-for-Keys deal!
Benefits of Negotiating Cash-for-Keys
Instead of waiting for your bank or the new homeowner to foreclose and evict, in order to move forward with your life, you can be proactive.
Your lender will not only pay you but will also waive the past due amounts or deficiency balance of your mortgage loan.
If you are going to be evicted at some point anyway, you should get paid and make it worth your while.
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If you have been unsuccessful in attempting to Short Sale your property or in negotiating a deed in lieu of foreclosure, one of our Mortgage Relief Attorneys may still be able to help.
We can evaluate your case and see if maybe there was a slight error on your part that caused your denial, and can then resubmit a request for you properly.
Alternatively, if your lender denied you even though your proposal was accurate, then perhaps instead we can help avoid foreclosure with either our Foreclosure Defense Litigation, Short Sale Negotiation, or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure Negotiation Services.
How Dramer Law Handles Cash-for-Keys Negotiation Cases
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Free Consultation, Fact Finding, & Financial Analysis
When you call our firm, we will want to know how and when your financial hardship began as well as what the current status is, to get a better understanding of what you are experiencing. Our staff is trained to ask the right questions to make sure that no stone in your financial picture goes unturned. Any representative that will speak with you will have a minimum of 10 years experience
We analyze your current financial situation including your assets and liabilities as well as your current cash flow, allowing us to narrow down our services more specific to what you can afford. This step is critical in any of our processes as we ensure that whatever service we recommend will be within your budget and therefore you’re more likely to succeed.
Full Disclosure, Recommendation, & Customization
There are multiple options for each problem we encounter so based on your analysis; we will then tailor fit the best option to the individual needs of your budget. We will explain in great detail all aspects of each process including the risks & fees – not just how much money you can save. Nothing will be hidden from you as we are a full disclosure law firm.
Our Relief Specialists are NOT Paid a Commission so there will be no sales pressure at our law firm. There is no obligation to retain our services. You will be given all the facts you need, and then you will be given plenty of time to think things over. Debt relief is an important decision, and we won’t rush you! We have worked hard over the years to earn the reputation we have by giving honest advice to those in need rather than the advice that benefits our bottom line!
Limited Power of Attorney & Authorization to Communicate
Lenders are Sent Notice of our Representation
Once retained, we immediately send a copy of our Limited Power of Attorney to your mortgage lender, their debt-collectors or attorneys. Sending notice of representation is the first step in curbing any creditor or collector calls you may be receiving. We do not want you to be harassed – we’ll take over the calls for you.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
Once any third party servicer, debt collector, debt purchaser, collection attorney, foreclosure attorney, etc. receive our Limited Power of Attorney, they are obligated to contact us directly on your behalf. Failure to do so is a violation of the FDCPA, and we will sue them for you. There is no fee charged to you if we do not win your case, and if we do win, you can win up to $1,000 per violation, and the collector in violation will pay our attorney fees for you. It’s basically free money!
We Get the Job Done!
We are Incentivized to Perform
Our Cash-for-Keys negotiation services are offered on a contingency basis, so you only pay us if we’re successful. This ensures we are incentivized, so you’ll know we have your best interests in mind. We don’t benefit from getting you to hire our law firm, but instead, we benefit when we get the job done for you. You pay for our performance – and that’s what we do – we perform! We never agree to anything without first consulting with you and getting your approval. It is your home and your money, so you have the final say in all of our negotiations
We Work Efficiently & Quickly
The combination of our experience, well-trained representatives, long hours, and state of the art software, allow us to accomplish more in any given day than most other firms only dream about. This can be said for ANY service we offer from negotiations to litigation to bankruptcy. We work quickly on your behalf as the longer you delay with a Cash-for-Keys negotiation, the less you will get paid. We will be in touch with you throughout the process to keep you informed and are available when you need us.
Why Choose Dramer Law for Your Mortgage Debt Relief Needs?
Debt is Our Specialty
Other companies and law firms offer debt relief – we specialize in it! We do not offer any services that aren’t strictly related with clients that are struggling financially so our clients have unique needs, compared to those of other law firms, that we can cater to. We offer all debt relief options and we service our clients like family. You should never settle for less when trying to settle for less!
Since our clients don’t have tons of money to spare like attorneys that practice in other areas of law, we charge low fees making our services affordable for anyone that needs help. Unless your case involves one of our attorneys having to go to court, our negotiation service fees are flat fee based not charged hourly.
One on One Client Service
All of our client relationships are One on One. You’ll have one individual client service representative that will be your point of contact and you’ll build a relationship with them so they’ll know exactly what you are going through. Aside from treating you with the upmost care possible, this means you won’t have to deal with multiple people and re-explain your situation to a different person each time you call. This saves time for you and eliminates any extra stress for you as time is money and being stress free is just as important as being debt free!
Client Service Response Time
All of our attorneys, paralegals, and negotiators are dedicated to providing the best possible experience, while achieving results. We are available long hours but should we happen to be unavailable for any reason we pride ourselves on returning calls and emails right away, not several days later like most attorneys.
Many companies do nothing for the high fees they charge. We have heard many horror stories. These companies aren’t proactive, they put no effort into negotiations, they don’t even return your calls let alone calls from collectors! These actions cause collectors to seek other measures to collect, often meaning lawsuits. We typically work repeatedly with the same companies and are known for resolving accounts so therefore have a great reputation with industry lenders and collectors. This benefits you when we contact these companies on your behalf, they know the accounts will get resolved and therefore we are usually able to avoid legal action!
Many times, when we complete a successful Cash-for-Keys negotiation for one of our clients, they still need assistance with other areas of their financial life. We offer many other services for those struggling with debts including Business Debt Relief, Consumer Debt Relief, Tax Relief, & Student Loan Relief. When Debt is the Problem – We Have the Answers!
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“I just wanted you to know it has been an absolute pleasure working with you. You never made me feel harried, pressured or overly anxious about paying off my bills. I wish everyone would be like that. Thank you again & i hope you don’t mind if i touch base with you the future, just to give you updates on how things are going. Be well.” Mary R. Bayshore, NY 4-30-2018
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“I would highly recommend Dramer Law for your debt settlement needs. A few years ago my husband and I had accrued entirely too much debt and no matter how hard we worked or how much we tried, we were unable to keep up with our bills and making the minimum payments was getting us nowhere. The best decision we could have made was to begin the debt settlement process. Most of the debt was in my name so I contacted Dramer Law . I have been extremely pleased with the efficient, attentive, reliable service provided by Michael Sininsky. I was initially hesitant to enter into any debt settlement program but now, without hesitation, I will say it was the best decision I could have made . From the initial consultation and throughout the entire process ,Michael patiently and fully explained everything. Any questions I had were addressed rapidly and any messages I left were returned promptly. I/we started out with $87,555.84 total debt and ended up paying back $26,020.71. That’s a savings of $61, 000.500 , or a 70% discount off our balances. I’m so happy we decided to go with Dramer Law and cannot thank Michael enough for all his hard work and professionalism. Any fees paid to Dramer Law were very fair and minimal compared to what I was paying to the credit card companies each month. Being debt free is such a relief- now we can move forward and put our money toward our kids college educations and save for our future.I am happy to recommend them and am so glad I contacted them a few years ago. Sincerely, Susan M.” Commack, NY 3-27-2018
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“Thank you very much. Your promptness, efficiency, and trustworthiness have always been beyond my imagination. Perhaps I will be like that one day (in another life).” Peter L Valley Stream, NY 3-2-17
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Not only did you get me out of debt but you gave me a freedom that can’t be described.
Thank you so much for your help. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – you are greatly appreciated!!
“When I initially called, I spoke to Mike. I want to say, he immediately put my mind at ease. He explained your retainer fee; that costs for filing papers; phone calls, and other incidentals, would be deducted from that fee and, if any fees were due at the end of the process, I would be liable for those additional fees. Mike was able to work with me, keep me calm and focused, and I have gone from being in foreclosure to NOT being in foreclosure!! I’m so relieved. Mike spent time communicating with me either by e-mail or phone. He kept me up-to-date about the process of this whole mess I got myself into and he was truly a comfort to me these past few months. I hope other staff in your office are as efficient and compassionate as Mike is. He’s truly an asset to your business. Mike – Thank you so much for your help. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – you are greatly appreciated!!” – Susan F. Copaigue, NY. 6-13-16
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Very extremely effective in working with me to reduce my consumer debt
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“I think you and the company basically do a good job and I appreciate it. As I mentioned before the only thing is I’m interested to see when the payments I’ve made start showing up on my credit report as it’s still very low. Overall, though, I’m very happy.” Mike S. Baldwin, NY 8-3-15
I would highly recommend this firm to anyone going through financial difficulty and need good advice.
“I was so happy to have been represented by the law firm of Kenneth H. Dramer. They were so helpful at a very difficult financial time in my life. They advised me every step of the way through the difficult process of bankruptcy. If I had any questions or concerns they would answer any questions very quickly and patiently. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone going through financial difficulty and need good advise. ” Lillian L. Queens, NY 7-20-2015
I thank the company and Michael for giving me peace of mind at this point
Thank your law firm for helping us get out of debt and back on track
“To Whom It May Concern , We would like to thank Michael Sininsky and your law firm for helping us get out of debt and back on track . Michael was always professional and courteous as well as efficient . Any email or phone call was returned immediately with answers to each question or concern we had . We would like to say Michael Sininsky is an asset to your company . We were thankful that he had our account . Sincerely , Robert & Michele A. Whitestone, NY 5-25-2015”
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“I would like to open by saying how grateful I am to Michael Sininsky for helping me with my legal problem. I was beside myself when I spend a hit letter from an attorney who.informed me that I was in debt for a very large amount of money that was owed 15 years ago I thought the matter had been resolved through my divorce, but to.my dismay it wasn’t and had accrued an astronomical amount of late payments and finance charges, they froze our bank accounts , but through the expertise of Mr.Sininsky he resolved a 15 year matter in 2 weeks unfroze our accounts and saved us more than we could of imagined I recommend the Dramer Law firm highly and lifted a great deal of stress for us. sincerely Mr & Mrs. Vogel”, NY 12-15-14
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Frequently Asked Mortgage Relief Questions
Q: What is a Loan Modification?
A Loan Modification is a procedure in which the terms of a loan, such as the interest rate, the monthly payment, or the duration of the loan, are changed to meet the current situation of the homeowner. All of this requires the approval of the lender. We will negotiate with your lender to try and change the terms of your loan, allow for you to have a lower monthly payment, keep your home, and save your credit.
Q: How is a Loan Modification different from refinancing?
A refinance involves taking out a new loan and using those funds to pay off the existing mortgage on your property. In today’s economy, it is difficult to get approved for a refinance, usually due to poor credit scores, lack of equity, debt to income ratios, and a host of other market factors. Current home values have been dropping to all-time lows which combined with stricter bank requirements, has made it difficult to refinance. A modification is a renegotiation of the mortgage loan that you already have. The interest rates, payments, and principal balance may change but the bank is not lending any new money nor are they paying off your existing loan with a new loan.
Q: Is a Loan Modification for me?
If you are one of the millions of Americans with an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) that recently reset or is about to reset to a higher monthly payment, then Loan Modification is probably right for you. Many homeowners currently have adjustable rate mortgages or interest-only mortgages that have little or no equity in their homes. Therefore, it will be impossible for them to refinance. A short sale or forbearance is not a good option because they often come with negative tax and credit history consequences. In most cases, a loan modification does not affect your credit, nor does it come with negative tax consequences unless we can reduce your principal mortgage balance.
Q: Can anyone qualify for a Loan Modification?
Unfortunately, not everyone will qualify for a loan modification. People that have waited too long to act and take charge of their situation might not be eligible for a loan modification. There are, however, other options available for you, and our consultants will explore every possibility to keep you in your home and save your credit.
Q: Will I have to meet with my Bank/Lender?
No! We will take care of all the paperwork for you after you fill out your initial application. Once your application is complete, we will have all the necessary documents to negotiate and speak with your bank on your behalf.
Q: How long does the Loan Modification Procedure take?
It depends. Fortunately, most lenders will take only a few months to approve a loan modification once they have received the necessary information. Many lenders will postpone the sale of your property if they have received a complete package at least two to three weeks before the sale date. If a government guaranteed loan (e.g., FHA) is involved, forbearance plans will generally take two to three months. However, some government loans may take longer to work out.
Q: How much time do I have before they sell my home?
Every situation is different. The entire foreclosure process typically takes about three to six months depending on your location and other factors. The sooner we start the loan modification process, and the more time we have to work with your lender, the greater the likelihood of success.
Q: Can I do a Loan Modification by myself?
It is not a requirement that you hire an attorney to negotiate a loan modification or a pay rate reduction on your mortgage, however, many borrowers find that they get resistance from their mortgage lender and the process can be time-consuming and confusing. We have attorneys and real estate finance professionals on staff with decades of experience in dealing with mortgage lenders and financial transactions. Through our experience, we know what it takes to deal with different lenders and will do everything in our power to try to find a way for your Loan Modification to be successful. We have the means and the infrastructure to work with lenders to help you reach your goal.
Q: Why should I use an attorney?
There are several reasons why you should use an attorney. Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with banks and legal entities and they understand the nuances of state laws, federal law, and lending regulations. An attorney can also threaten the recession of a loan, which would force the lender to return all unjustifiable fees. They can also use the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate and Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) to the borrower’s advantage. Our attorneys will use these laws to put the servicers and lenders on the defense and correct your loan.
Q: Why should I choose The Dramer Law Firm?
The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC is an industry-leading law firm that is fully dedicated to your success. Our attorneys are experts in the laws that govern the credit industry and govern your creditors. We have teams of mortgage relief attorneys and specialists that have the necessary knowledge, understanding, and experience in dealing with every facet of the of the industry. We are not affiliated with any bank or other lending institution and are here to work exclusively for you.
Since The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC is an actual law firm, unlike many others in this industry, we have a fiduciary and legal responsibility to do the prudent thing for our clients. We offer many different services that will educate you and help you reach your financial goals. If you find yourself in a financial struggle and are looking for help and a way out, put the power of The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC on your side.
Q: How do I know if your company is legitimate?
The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC is a law firm, and as such, we follow all ethical rules that govern the legal profession. It is illegal for us, as your attorneys, to withhold anything from you. If we do anything unethical, we could face disbarment from the State Bar. If you would like to confirm that we are a law firm in good standing or would like to look into any of the partners of the firm, please feel free to check with the New York State Bar Association by clicking here.
We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau Profile which you can view by clicking here.
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We are constantly seeking new ways to improve as we move forward. We are very proud of our law firm and would never do anything to jeopardize the reputation that has taken us years to build.
Q: Do you keep my information confidential?
Yes, all of your information is kept 100% confidential. We only disclose information to those persons that you have authorized us to do so. Any bank, lender, or servicer that you wish for us to negotiate with will be contacted and advised that you have retained us to represent you. Any information given to us is held in strict confidence at all times and will only be shared with your creditors, with your permission, and when it is necessary to perform our services.
Q: How can someone apply for help?
There are two ways that you can apply for help with The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC. You can either fill out the request form, and we will contact you shortly, or even better, call us toll-free at 888-314-1722 for a free consultation.
After speaking with a counselor, we will do an analysis of your financial situation and discuss all of your available options. We will help you determine which processes you qualify for and will help you make the best decision for your financial future. There is never any obligation, and everything we discuss is kept strictly confidential. After your free consultation, if you choose to move forward with The Law Offices of Kenneth H Dramer, PC, we will then send you a comprehensive package for your review.
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Each option will have its own savings potential. Keep in mind the greater the downsides a choice may have the greater the potential for savings. Our debt relief representatives will be sure you understand the cost benefits and will be sure to disclose our fees fully.
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Once retained, we waste no time in taking action. We will work quickly and efficiently to bring a successful resolution to your situation. You will be assigned a specific member of our team that will be in constant contact with you throughout the process.
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*Individual results may vary based on consumer’s earnings, assets, and current mortgage loan situation. Our law firm does not assume or pay your mortgage, nor provide credit or tax advice about any forgiven amounts. Mortgage assistance does not obtain immediate repayment arrangements. Mortgage assistance is not available in all states.
*The Law Offices of Kenneth H. Dramer P.C. is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan.
*Be wary of any company that tells you not to pay your mortgage loan as it may have a negative impact on your credit report and other consequences. For example, your mortgage loan may continue to accrue late fees and penalties; you also may receive calls from your lender and/or their collectors, you could even be sued for non-payment. If your lender obtains a judgment against you, then you may lose your home. Make sure you choose a company that explains the benefits and consequences of each mortgage relief option.
*The information provided on this site is for general information and educational purposes only. The information presented should not be considered legal advice, and should not be misconstrued as such, and should most definitely not be acted upon without first consulting with an attorney. The information is subject to change without notice. Consult a debt relief lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for specific advice.
*We provide Debt Relief services and are a debt relief agency, as defined by the U.S. Congress. We proudly assist people filing for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code as well as various other services to help avoid bankruptcy.