Miguel Soler in Discussion with Steve Tampus of Augusta Financial

Mortgage Forbearance Key Points


  • Mortgage forbearance does not reduce how much you owe, and the total amount of your deferred or reduced payments must be repaid in the future.
  • After your forbearance period, you will be required to repay the total of your deferred or reduced payments, plus interest. This may be required to be paid as a lump sum single payment, Talk to your lender!
  • Forbearance will require you to make larger future payments to repay what you owe, and it may extend the length of your mortgage term.
  • If you are unable to satisfy the terms of your forbearance, it could lead to foreclosure.
  • Entering into forbearance may disqualify you from obtaining a new mortgage in the near future, whether to purchase or refinance a home.
  • It may not be possible to receive forbearance a second time, so it should be saved for when you need it the most.