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Michigan Foreclosure Headlines

Seems like the news is full of stories about Michigan foreclosure again these days as Michigan legislators try to push through new legislation to fight the foreclosure fraud created by robo-signers and other questionable lender practices. Even if you don’t sit down and read a paper or watch the news, it is still hard to escape the headlines that scream at you from billboards, computers, newsstands, commercials and other unsuspecting places. All this negative news about how foreclosure processes have been handled can create a high level of concern and confusion if you are facing a Michigan Foreclosure and don’t know who to believe and what to do.

To let you know that there is hope and there are people you can trust and believe, we thought we would share some headlines from homeowner we have helped.

“Thanks to the compassion and understanding of my situation,… took a very rough situation and handled all of my stress” Debbie, Scotts

“After my first visit, I felt relief. They were very professional and courteous”. Todd, Mattawan

“… helped me through the entire process and explained the process thoroughly”. Jerry, Kalamazoo

“They worked very closely & professionally with me, keeping me updated weekly on what was happening and saved me from having to deal with the bank….” Sue, Onekama

“…helped us move forward with our lives and start fresh.” Erin & Kevin, West Bloomfield

“We thank them for making the process virtually painless.” Amy & Steve Mecosta

“Knowing that a team of competent professionals was helping us to come to a resolution with our lender allowed us to move forward.” Shana & Charles, Caledonia

If you are behind on your house payments and facing a Michigan Foreclosure, give us a call. We will never charge you anything, we will keep all your information confidential and we will work harder than anyone to help get you back to better times. Make your own headlines and give us a call today!

Ann

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Who would you Rather Work With….?

Who would you Rather Work With….?

Occasionally, we like to share a story about a seller facing a Michigan foreclosure whom we have helped get back to better times. This way, you can know there are real people overcoming possibly similar or worse situations that you are facing if you are facing a Michigan Foreclosure. Let me tell you about Mindy & Keith (not their real names) from the Grand Rapids area.

Most people who are behind on their house payment and facing a Michigan foreclosure have gotten there because of a financial hardship. Well, Mindy & Keith had more than their share of hardships. They were dealing with job loss, they needed to relocate out of state to find work, then there was the death of a close family member and personal illness. Yet, they remained some of the most optimistic and grateful people we have helped. Here is what they had to say:

“We just want to thank you for helping us get the house sold!!! We could not have done it without you, as we tried for several years with other listings and “by owner” and the bank refusing to work with us. You helped us know what to do and say and handled all the negotiations with the lender on our behalf. It was a huge relief to us to work with someone who we could trust and who had the experience to get the job done in a timely manner and not put us in a worse situation! You were true to your word which is rare to find these days! We have told several others about you and will continue to do so. After all, who would you rather work with, a company who has done this “a few times” or a company that is more than experienced to get the job done and do it correctly!!”

We did not charge Mindy & Keith anything for our help, we kept all their information confidential and we did not get them into a worse situation. We will do the same for you. Who would you rather call? Give us a call and let us get our experience working for you!

Ann

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More Reasons To Be Thankful – Join Them Soon!

More Reasons To Be Thankful – Join Them Soon!
During this season of giving thanks, we wanted to share with you some reasons folks who were (past tense) facing a Michigan Foreclosure are thankful. Give us a call today and join their ranks! Want to read more testimonials from thankful sellers? Try here on this blog and also here.


Thank you, Joel, and all of your hardworking staff &efforts on my behalf. Your staff has been compassionate and understanding as I went through this heart wrenching and difficult time. I struggled financially and emotionally to the point where I could see no end. The light in the tunnel was turned on by you and your staff as you worked to resolve with my lenders. Due to the economic difficulties our country is in, my forced retirement could not have come at a worse time adding to the struggle. Again, you have provided me the ability to move on with the negotiated amount of debt wiped out of about $150,000 and the peace of mind. A thank you seems so small.

Jennifer, Fowlerville, Michigan


It was very nice to have someone else handle the phone calls and negotiations with the banks. Thanks to Great Lakes Home Solutions for their help during this stressful time.

David and Kelly, Battle Creek, Michigan


GLHS was very helpful during the entire process. The team was great to work with and the communication was incredible. GLHS made a not so pleasant situation easy to handle. Thank you for all you have done.

Spring, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Great lakes Home Solutions has taken a great weight ($230,000) off myself and my wife’s shoulders. They are very professional and courteous to us always. There was no work or effort on our part as Great Lakes took care of everything. God bless and thank you very much.

Doug and Wilma, Dowling, Michigan


Due to our large cut in income and the housing market taking a huge plunge we could no longer afford our home. We owed way more than we could sell our house for and became very uneasy. We talked to Great Lakes Home Solutions and they made us feel very comfortable and confident they could help us. They took away all of the negotiations with the mortgage company so we didn’t have to deal with it. They were able to reduce our mortgage debt from 264k down to 129k and in the end we didn’t have to pay a dime. We are very thankful we found Great Lakes Home Solutions as they made the whole process very easy for us. Thank you.

Cliff and Dinah, Climax, Michigan

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Make That Call! – More Testimonials Of Families Who Are Glad They Did

There are many reasons people have financial hardships and face a Michigan foreclosure. Whatever the reason that you are behind on your payment, give us a call and we will help you understand your options.  We understand it can be hard to make that first call.  Here are some folks who did call us and are glad they did.

I try to keep up with posting testimonials here on this blog and also here, but sometimes I just can’t stay caught up. So, I’m taking this time to publish several of the last few months to give you a feel for the families we’ve been able to help out.

If you want to be next, it’s obvious you’re not alone, so give us a call – before you know it, you could be sitting at a closing, with the weight of your lender (and the world) off your back.


I had perfect credit to start. The housing market took a dive, my relationship broke apart, and I was left trying to make it in this economy. I tried everything I could think of to get help. Banks, government, letters from the mail stating they could help. Nothing worked. I could not refinance, did not qualify for a government loan, I owed more on the house than it’s worth. I went through 4 realtors and my house was on the market for 30 months. My last realtor told me to call Great Lakes Home Solutions. I did and as of now it was my best move so far. My house sold on short sale and as of now I do not have to pay the difference to the bank. They settled everything for me and I did not have to get involved. I must thank them for everything.

John, Portage, Michigan


We were forced to relocate out of state because we are in the military & were recommended to talk to Great Lakes Home Solutions.  Due to the current economy, and only owning our home for four years, we were very “upside down” on our mortgage.  All of the people we worked with at Great Lakes Home Solutions were very friendly, thorough and made us feel very comfortable with our decision to try to short sale our home.  Once we were out of state, they kept us updated on status and made it very easy to complete the short sale.  Thank you very much for everything!

Brent & Cori, Ravenna, Michigan


I would recommend Great Lakes Home Solutions to anyone needing a short sale to sell their home. After finding myself with reduced hours at work I needed to sell my home. GLHS was very friendly and helpful. Not only did GLHS move quickly to buy my home, they helped negotiate the elimination of $68,000 owed.

Richard, Wyoming, Michigan


Joel

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Three Heart-Felt, Short & Sweet Michigan Short Sale Testimonials

Three Heart-Felt, Short & Sweet Michigan Short Sale Testimonials

Emily (our Case Manger) is one of our biggest secrets to success. As you can tell from these three testimonials, people love working with her.  You can find more testimonials for sellers who had no other choice besides foreclosure here on this blog and also here.

If you want to be next, it’s obvious you’re not alone, so give us a call – before you know it, you could be sitting at a closing, with the weight of your lender (and the world) off your back.


We feel very fortunate to have found Emily and Great Lakes Home Solutions, Inc. After attempting to refinance and modify our mortgage for nearly a year, we really weren’t sure what to do. Thank you for all you did to help us sell our home.
Jason and Carissa, Greenville, Michigan


Joel and Emily made selling my house very easy taking care of everything so I didn’t have to. I lost my husband a year ago and was unable to afford my house by myself. They made this whole process of selling easy. I would recommend using them in any housing situation.

Jennifer, Rockford, Michigan


I worked with Emily Danger throughout this extremely emotional process and she was always kind and patient explaining everything. She made herself available and was expedient in returning calls and e-mails. She was knowledgeable giving me confidence in Great Lakes Home Solutions competencies and ability to resolve this issue. I have nothing but praise for Emily and her team however I wish I hadn’t had to deal with this. Since I found myself in this situation I am grateful to have Emily and GLHS there to assist.

Amy, Coopersville, Michigan


Joel

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Three More Testimonials and TONS of Debt Wiped Out (Forever!)

Three More Testimonials and TONS of Debt Wiped Out

I try to keep up with posting testimonials here on this blog and also here, but sometimes I just can’t stay caught up.With over a dozen approvals and closings over the last 8 weeks, it’s been tough.  But here are a few more to give you a feel for the families we’ve been able to help out.

If you want to be next, it’s obvious you’re not alone, so give us a call – before you know it, you could be sitting at a closing, with the weight of your lender (and the world) off your back.


This group, from the get-go, put us at ease. To top it all, we discovered that a short-sale option was far superior to foreclosure. (A short sale is an almost too-good-to-be-true-option.) That Great Lakes did all the heavy lifting to get our house sold was a tremendous relief. We are very thankful we found Great Lakes.

Robert and Julie, Portage, Michigan


We bought the house before the housing market crashed and found ourselves in a situation where we were paying a lot of money for a house that wasn’t worth much. I decided to go back to school and wasn’t making as much money, which only added to our debt and stress. Great Lakes Home Solutions worked extremely hard along with our Realtor to get our home sold and our loans taken care of. It is a long process at times, however it has been completely worth it. We owed $23,500 on our 2nd mortgage and they got them to take $7500 and show “settled in full” on our credit report. Our first mortgage was $125,000 and they got them to take $59,500, both of which we OWE NOTHING.

We are extremely thankful for all of the hard work.

Brandon and Katherine, Greenville, Michigan


Due to our large cut in income and the housing market taking a huge plunge we could no longer afford our home. We owed way more than we could sell our house for and became very uneasy. We talked to Great lakes Home Solutions and they made us feel very comfortable and confident they could help us. They took away all of the negotiations with the mortgage company so we didn’t have to deal with it. They were able to reduce our mortgage debt from 264k down to 129k and in the end we didn’t have to pay a dime.

We are very thankful we found Great Lakes Home Solutions as they made the whole process very easy for us. Thank you.

Cliff and D., Climax, Michigan


Joel

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Three More Testimonials and Hundreds of Thousands of Debt Wiped Out

I try to keep up with posting testimonials here on this blog and also here, but sometimes I just can’t stay caught up. So, I’m taking this time to publish several of the last few months to give you a feel for the families we’ve been able to help out.

If you want to be next, it’s obvious you’re not alone, so give us a call – before you know it, you could be sitting at a closing, with the weight of your lender (and the world) off your back.


Finding myself in a possible foreclosure situation was something I would never have predicted, however, following a divorce and years of being out of the job marketing while raising children, I found it impossible to make ends meet. My realtor recommended Great Lakes Home Solutions and my initial meeting gave me hope for a short sale. Everyone treated me so kindly and with respect. Today I am signing off on my home and walking away from $47,000 worth of debt. I had made every effort to negotiate with my mortgage companies and got nowhere. GLHS succeeded beyond any expectations and I can now more forward without the burden of two mortgages. A+!

Susan, Rockford, Michigan


Great Lakes Home Solutions helped us short sale our house in 4 months time. We were forced into a short sale situation by medical and financial situation and mortgage companies that refused to help modify or refinance our loans. Great Lakes settled our home in 4 months time and helped us reduce our debt by 108 thousand over and above our mortgage payoff. We would recommend Great Lakes Home Solutions and staff to anyone facing a foreclosure of their home. They were great in getting our short sale done!!!

Pamela and Kevin, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Working with Emily and everyone at Great Lakes Home Solutions was a wonderful experience. I would recommend them to anyone contemplating a short sale. We were kept informed every step of the way, and our phone calls were promptly returned.

Mike and Colleen, Grand Rapids


Joel

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Time To Get Caught Up On Testimonials

It’s simply been crazy around the office the last few months. We negotiated at closed 13 short sales that last 2 months of 2009 and I’m not sure how many since then.  If you want to be next, it’s obvious you’re not alone, so give us a call – before you know it, you could be sitting at a closing, with the weight of your lender (and the world) off your back.

I try to keep up with posting testimonials here on this blog and also here, but sometimes I just can’t stay caught up.  So, I’m taking this time to publish several of the last few months to give you a feel for the families we’ve been able to help out.


We were at the end of our rope, we had tried to rent our home, but that blew up in our faces. I am so glad we called Great lakes. They were able to take  over the whole problem, handled it with such care and grace. I would highly recommend anyone facing these tough situations to trust GLHS.

Jerry and Shannon, Portage, Michigan


Working with Joel and his team bas been an excellent experience I would recommend to anyone facing a foreclosure. Their team was upfront about  everything, handled all negotiations with the lenders and had over $100,000 in debt erased leaving me with no money owed to either bank.

Brian, Battle Creek, Michigan


I was a single mother struggling to make payment on this home that I had to refinance twice due to divorce and two ARMs that came due. All I wanted was  to get my kids through school. After my last child graduated we fixed up the house put a lot of time and money into it and tried to do for sale by owner but owed more than the market value (it had dropped big time). It showed well but I was unable to sell. I talked to our REALTOR. who referred me to GLHS. Emily was wonderful. All I was asked to do was maintain the house and utilities. The company was able to negotiate with my mortgage company – wiped out $85k and GLHS saved me from the nightmare of foreclosure – they actually bought the home from me. Thank you GLHS for all your help.

Janice, Wyoming, Michigan


To whom it concerns, Great Lakes was very good. I would refer them to any one of my friends. They communicated well with us, keeps us informed of all things. We are very grateful and thankful for all things that they did for us. Thank you.

Fred and Hildrene, Hudsonville, Michigan


My unfortunate event of facing foreclosure was made easier when I chose to negotiate a short sale with the help of Great Lakes Home Solutions. They communicated with me every step of the way and kept me informed of important dates. Any questions I had, they were able to address them immediately.  Overall, they made the entire process as painless as possible.

Charitee, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Joel

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2 More Houses – Another $267,000 of Debt Wiped Out

Last week, we closed on two different houses and my team made $267,000 of debt disappear between both of them. How is this done? This is done with a short sale. Don’t know what a short sale is? Well you can search this blog to learn more, or just give us a call. We’re really good at them though based on all of the testimonials you’ll find here and here. And here’s two more!


“What can we say about Joel and the people who work with him. They were amazing from the very beginning. We, like many people, were in a bad situation with our mortgage company with the high interest rate which led to a payment we just couldn’t afford. Desperate, we bought into a couple scams which cost us money we didn’t have. So needless to say when I heard from Joel we were a little skeptical. That feeling was completely wrong. From the very beginning they have stayed true to their word. They were always so compassionate about our situation and what we were going through. Even when things didn’t go necessarily as planned, they continued to work hard to get any issues resolved. They were not just negotiators to us, they truly became our friends who we feel sincerely cared. We are so thankful to them for helping us resolve a situation that no one ever wants to go through. I would recommend anyone who has any needs as far as their houses go to get in contact with them. They are great. Just in case you’re wondering our original debt was $197,000. Joel’s team got the mortgage company to settle for $86,000 which was a savings of $111,000. Amazing!!”

Mike and Jen, Hamilton, Michigan


“I found myself looking for another job after I moved back home to Grand Rapids, Michigan. I did not realize it would take me so long to find employment again and dwindled down my savings to save my house. I called the bank for help and did everything they asked me to do – sent hardship letters and financial statements, they basically said we cannot help you unless you are delinquent. I have never paid a late payment in my life, but I had to. I finally was referred to a realtor Curt Hausser who was so understanding and sympathetic – he referred me to Great lakes, from the day I asked for their help my embarrassment and stress went away. My original debt was $267,000, the house was settled for $110,000, which wiped out $157,000 of debt. This is for real! Thanks all of the staff at Great Lakes.”

Linda, Howard City, Michigan


Joel

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Greenville and Kalamazoo Testimonials

Last week, we closed on two different houses and my team made more debt disappear. How is this done? This is done with a short sale. Don’t know what a short sale is? Well you can search this blog to learn more, or just give us a call. We’re really good at them though based on all of the testimonials you’ll find here and here. And here’s two more!


“Due to my husbands job loss we were unable to pay our mortgage. We found ourselves in default of our mortgage after 8 years of paying on time. The home was in foreclosure when we first heard about Great Lakes Home Solutions, Inc. (GLHS). We didn’t feel like we could do anything to improve our situation besides trying to “short sale” the house. It turned out being a great decision. GLHS ended up wiping out $97,000 of debt, which was a great weight being lifted from us. I would recommend GLHS to anyone that is going through the same situation. It was a great decision.”

Deon & Nicole, Kalamazoo, Michigan


“After having the house on the market for three years and had several deals fall through due to the rapidly declining market, Great Lakes Home Solutions, Inc. was our last resort. We could not afford to keep putting good money after bad and had hard decisions to make regarding our family’s financial future. Great Lakes assigned Realtor was able to sell our home and Great Lakes negotiated an agreeable arrangement with our mortgage company that allowed us to walk away and begin our lives again, with a much better credit future than a foreclosure would have allowed. At least now we can have hope of someday securing a new home for our children to grow up in, in the future. The fact that we were currently living in a different state due to jobs, did not affect the quality of attention that Great Lakes offered our family, even though it meant more work on their part to put our deal together and still make tight deadlines. We appreciate their hard work.”

Gary & Marci, Greenville, Michigan


Joel

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