deed in lieu of foreclosure

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deed in lieu of foreclosure

An instrument transferring title to real property to a mortgage lender without the necessity of going through the foreclosure process. Called the deed in lieu (pronounced “loo”) for short, the procedure is attractive to lenders because of the speed, lack of any defenses, and removal of anxiety about last-minute borrower bankruptcy. It is attractive to borrowers because there is no foreclosure to appear on the credit records.There is some risk to the lender if there are intervening liens,because a deed in lieu transfers title to property subject to the effect of any junior liens.Usually a foreclosure destroys other liens,if they were recorded after the mortgage or deed of trust.

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Deeding the property over to the lender as an alternative to having the lender foreclose on the property.

See Payment Problems/Position of the Lender/Permanent Problem.

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A deed in lieu of foreclosure is a transfer of title in real property from the property owner to the lender, in order to avoid foreclosure or to cease the process.
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The Portland-based lender last month took ownership of a sprawling subdivision in the Laurel Hill Valley neighborhood from East Ridge Development LLC in a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
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They're not willing to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure, renegotiate, anything.