If I own a piece of property outright and intend to get a VA loan to build a house, what would happen to the landif that home loan was foreclosed on?

Asked on November 8, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Maine


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. If you obtained a loan where the security for the loan was the land that you intended to build a home upon it and you failed to make the monthly mortgage payments resulting in a foreclosure proceeding on the security (the land), and if the foreclosure goes forward, you would end up losing all legal title to the land and any structure built upon it.

I suggest that you be very careful in applying for the loan and building the home you desire in order to make your monthly payments. Good luck.


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