I know I'm not supposed to like the competition, either law-wise or blog-wise, but I can't help but admire some of the smarter things that others say about topics I, too, am knowledgeable about.
That's why I wanted to mention the blog post titled Positives and Negatives of Doing a Loan Modification Yourself put out recently by the American Residential Law Group.
Loan modifications are hot topics right now, and everyone in the world is doing them, it seems -- and charging a bundle for it, when they can. There are ads and lawyers and pro bono groups, all rushing into the mix and saying that they can help you -- but do you need their help?
That depends, and the blog post by can help you decide. They do a good job of spelling out the parameters of the most popular program (The Home Affordable Modification Program) and of giving you plusses and minuses to use in deciding whether to hire a professional -- like, say, you'll save money doing it yourself, but it's very time consuming and you're already working a full-time job, right?
Information is one of the key things you need in making any big decision, and the blog post by American Residential Law Group -- in fact, their whole blog -- provides you a good foundation of info to begin to make the right choices.