Foreclosure defense and loss mitigation: Where to seek support

| Jun 11, 2019 | Foreclosure |

Any number of issues can spark serious financial challenges for Florida homeowners. You might lose a job or someone in your household might have a medical situation that prompts unexpected expenses. These and many other issues can throw finances out of whack, especially if you’re unprepared to meet an unexpected debt. If a financial crisis has caused you to be unable to pay your mortgage and you are currently worried about foreclosure, it’s critical that you know your rights and also where to seek support.

It is often possible to save a home from foreclosure. There may be several loss mitigation options available. Determining which is the most viable option in a particular situation can be quite challenging. The good news is that you do not have to go it alone. You can request a meeting with someone well-versed in real estate law in this state.

It may be possible to obtain modification of your mortgage. Many lenders are willing to agree to alternative payment plans because they would rather do that than have to go through the process of foreclosure. In many cases, if you contact your lenders before you default on your loan or as soon as possible thereafter, you might be able to convince them to work with you, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer.  If that’s not an option, you might be able to arrange a short sale of your home if the amount owed on your loan exceeds the potential sales price of your home.

It is understandable that you would feel concerned if you are late on several mortgage payments and believe your home is at risk for foreclosure. Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A., are experienced Florida real estate attorneys who provide guidance and support to homeowners and others who are not aware of their options or need help determining a best course of action in a particular set of circumstances. You can request a meeting by accessing the online the contact form conveniently located on our website.

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