If you cannot afford or do not wish to keep the property any longer, you can surrender it to the creditor or let the foreclosure/repossession occur. In the case of a foreclosure, you often have a “redemption period” where you continue living in the house. You are able to sell the house before the expiration of the redemption period if you can pay off the lender in full. Remember that charges are still accruing even after the foreclosure sale, so make sure that you have an accurate pay-off before agreeing to terms of the sale.If you voluntarily surrender (or experience repossession on) a vehicle because you can no longer afford it, the lien holder will likely charge you with a deficiency balance of the loan. That is, the difference between what you owed on the loan and what they were able to sell it for at public auction.In the cases of high deficiency balance(s), second mortgages on your home that are not included in the foreclosure or a judicial foreclosure – you may want to file a Chapter 7 to discharge these debt obligations.