Legal Toolkit Ohio Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense

What to Do About Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense


Don’t sign anything (contracts, loan papers, lease, etc) until you are sure that every detail is your best interest and that there are no hidden issues, and preferably, until you have talked to a lawyer. Don’t be pressured to sign too fast; before signing, allow yourself some time to consider the details and/or ask an attorney to review it for you first.


Know your credit score and the contents of your credit file before you apply for the loan. Correct any erroneous information with the reporting agency in advance (see Where to Read More for links).


Ask questions about monthly payments, interest rates, rate adjustments, credit insurance, balloon payments, prepayment penalties, periodic fees, and closing fees before you determine if you can afford to proceed with the loan.