Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure(Mortgage Release)

Releasing your home to Weststar Mortgage

With a deed in lieu of foreclosure, you transfer ownership of your home to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage voluntarily, instead of through foreclosure.


How a deed in lieu of foreclosure could help

  • You pay no fees.
  • You avoid a foreclosure sale, even if the foreclosure process has already started.
  • You may be released from your obligation to repay the remaining mortgage balance.
  • In most cases, you don't have to try selling the home yourself before becoming eligible.

Important considerations

  • In rare cases, homeowners have to pay a deficiency balance at closing or afterward. A deficiency balance is the dollar difference between the mortgage balance due and the sales proceeds. We'll let you know if this applies to you before you commit to transferring the property.
  • If you don't have to pay the deficiency balance, you may have to report that amount as income for tax purposes. Consult your tax advisor.
  • After the deed in lieu of foreclosure is signed, a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage representative will accept your keys.
  • A deed in lieu of foreclosure may be more complicated if you have home equity financing or other liens against your property.

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