“Do I have to continue making My Mortgage Payment?”

     “Do I have to continue making My Mortgage Payment?”



Hi Joe,

I have a buyer for my house and I just signed for an offer on the Quasset house!

My question is do I still make a mortgage payment for my present one?

Lee Ann


I panicked when I read the question. Rather than email I called back immediately. I asked her why she would think that she didn’t have to make any additional mortgage payments. She told me that her neighbor was in the process of refinancing and was told by the loan officer that they didn’t have to make any more mortgage payments.


I told her to immediately contact her neighbor and instruct them to ignore this STUPID advice and make sure that all payments were made on time.


Unfortunately I have seen many examples of the kind of STUPID advice and many borrowers actually follow the recommendation. It sounds wonderful that no more payments are required, but bad things always happen. Always remember the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.


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Comment balloon 5 commentsJoe Petrowsky • July 11 2017 12:56PM


Joe Petrowsky You have to wonder who these so-called mortgage pros are to give this erroneous advice. Your advice is always on point.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 1 year ago

Good warning for sellers! I know a seller who, without his realtor's knowledge, stopped paying his mortgage. The house didn't close for about ten months. Needless to say, there were some huge issues as a result. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 1 year ago

Good morning Joe. This is incredible. I can't believe someone would actually believe this.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Holy Crap!  STUPID advice is putting it mildly.  Thank goodness she asked you Joe instead of just not making the payments.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 1 year ago

Joe, I have had this questions asked of me many times and I always give the same answer, do you value your credit rating?

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago