Foreclosure Prevention

Find help during times of hardship
  • Look into loan modifications.
  • Discuss home-selling alternatives.
  • Access counseling resources.

Let's see what we can do to
keep you in your home.

First Bank and the federal government offer foreclosure alternatives and counseling resources.

It happens every year to tens of thousands of Americans. They lose their jobs, pile up big medical bills, or run into some other financial hardship and can't make their monthly mortgage payments. At First Bank, we understand that it's a helpless feeling, and we want people to know they can come to us to discuss their options.

  • You might qualify for certain alternatives, such as a repayment plan or a modification of the loan term.
  • A pre-foreclosure sale allows you to sell your home and use the net proceeds to satisfy your mortgage debt even though the proceeds are less than what you owe.
  • A deed-in-lieu of foreclosure will convey your interest in your home to us to satisfy your mortgage debt.

Ready To Assist

To learn more about possible loan modifications and other options, please contact us at 800-876-5566. Be prepared to discuss your monthly income and expenses. You'll need to have the following information available:

  • Completed Borrower Financial Statement
  • A breakdown of your monthly expenses in detail
  • Your most recent pay stubs with year-to-date earnings
  • The monthly pre-tax income of all the borrowers on the loan
  • A copy of the most recent bank statements
  • Documentation of a second home mortgage, if applicable
  • Credit card account balances and payment details
  • Other debt, balance, and payment details

Mortgage Relief

Mortgage Relief: If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and looking for mortgage relief we are here to help. For assistance, please click here. If you would like more information on what might be available to you please contact us at 800-876-5566 between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm CST Monday through Friday or email [email protected].

Additional Resources

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. They can be reached at (800) 569-4287.
First Bank also offers these helpful resources:

Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure
How to Avoid Foreclosure
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
HUD Approved Counselors and Agencies

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