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Overall foreclosure rate down in Florida despite October numbers

When discussing financial matters, Florida residents would likely agree that the average household typically experiences an ebb and flow of good times and bad regarding personal finances. Any number of issues, such as medical needs, loss of employment or even divorce can topple a person's financial scales in a negative direction. Current data indicates there were foreclosure filings on more than 55,000 U.S. properties in the third quarter. 

Foreclosure doesn't always end with home loss

If a borrower stops making payments toward a mortgage, the lender can take legal action. When a foreclosure petition is filed in a Florida court, it is the lender's attempt to recover the balance of the loan. In the case of a mortgage, the process forces the sale of the asset (namely, the home) that was used to secure the loan. Learning that you are at risk for losing your home could be one of the most stressful things that can happen in your life.

Where can Florida residents find foreclosure support?

Florida is a prime real estate location. Many young married couples move here to grow their families. Others are older and ready to retire from the workforce. There is a lot of buying and selling going on throughout the state. Unfortunately, many homeowners run into financial problems that impede their ability to make mortgage payments, which can lead to foreclosure.

Don't skip this foreclosure post if you own a home in Florida

Owning a home in Florida is a goal of many. In addition the beautiful, coastal climate, the state offers many other amenities that make it a prime real estate location. There is typically a downside to even the most desirable property locations. An issue that might concern current homeowners in this state has to do with foreclosure.

Foreclosure and credit scores: Topic that may concern homeowners

Florida residents were glued to the news this past week as meteorologists and others reported on the continued progression of Hurricane Dorian. It soon became evident that most of the coast would escape its wrath, which brought a great sigh of relief to many homeowners. Things like storms and other issues can cause significant damage to a home and also cost a homeowner a great deal of money. In some situations, people are unable to recover financially and wind up facing foreclosure. 

Man's neighbors get involved in US immigration law situation

Florida immigrants are often at risk for deportation. They never know when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers might make an arrest. This causes many people a lot of stress in their daily lives. U.S. immigration law officers often show up unannounced.

Foreclosure on the rise in certain Florida areas

Florida mortgage lenders are often willing to agree to alternate plans when homeowners are having trouble meeting monthly payments on their mortgages. Any number of issues can spark serious and unexpected financial crises that impede a homeowner's ability to keep up with mortgage payments. Lenders typically want to avoid foreclosure just as much as homeowners do because it requires a lot of paperwork and stress on their end.

Threat of foreclosure doesn't necessarily lead to a done deal

It is understandable that a Florida homeowner facing a serious financial crisis might be worried about keeping up with mortgage payments. Even missing a couple payments can place someone at risk for foreclosure. If such a risk becomes a reality, it is best to try to not panic and to learn as much as possible solutions as possible because there are often ways to get things back on track without losing one's home.

Foreclosure defense and loss mitigation: Where to seek support

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.

Elderly man in Florida, threatened with foreclosure

It can be challenging to keep up with lawn maintenance, especially when extenuating circumstances arise that require someone to be away from home for an extended period of time. Given the typically warm climate in Florida, grass, weeds, flowers and plants often grow quickly. Many readers may be surprised to learn that being away from home and unable to mow the lawn could possibly lead to a threat of home foreclosure.

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