Foreclosure Attorney Serving Florida Communities
At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, our
foreclosure lawyer leverages her extensive real estate law experience to help homeowners
find the right solutions when they are dealing with distressed properties.
We help individuals who have
underwater mortgages (or who owe much more on their homes than the properties are actually
worth), as well as individuals who are at risk of experiencing foreclosures.
Sarasota Foreclosure Attorney Sheryl A. Edwards has been working in all
areas of real estate law for the past 16 years. As a
Board-certified real estate specialist, Attorney Edwards has in-depth knowledge of her field. In addition to
Sarasota, Florida, our law firm also provides service in many other communities
within the state of Florida—particularly in communities in the Tampa
Bay Area. These communities include the following:
ramifications of foreclosure are very serious. If you are looking to avoid a foreclosure, we can help
you evaluate your loan documents, your financial circumstances and the
value of your property to help you determine what your
foreclosure defense options are. If we find that errors were made by the mortgage lender in
your loan documents or in the
foreclosure process, we can help you take action to protect your rights. Some clients are
able to undergo alternatives to foreclosure, such as through the
short sale or
deed in lieu process. Another way for individuals to get rid of their homes when it
does not make financial sense to keep them is to carry out a
strategic default. When homeowners strategically default on their mortgage loans, they stop
paying them intentionally in order to start the foreclosure process. The
Edwards Law Firm, PL helps clients implement these strategies, among many others.
Foreclosures in Florida
Midyear 2013 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report identified the state of Florida as the U.S. state with the highest foreclosure
rate for the first half of the year. With 1 in every 58 housing units
(or 1.74% of housing units) having a foreclosure filing during that period,
Florida had a foreclosure rate that was nearly three times the national
average. During the first six months of the year, Florida had 155,264
properties that were in some stage of the foreclosure process, according
The Tampa Bay Area is a region in western-central Florida that consists
of the areas surrounding Tampa Bay. There are three metropolitan areas
that are included the Tampa Bay Area, according to the Tampa Bay Partnership's
2012 regional profile for the area. These include the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton
metro area, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area and the Lakeland-Winter
Haven metro area. The region consists of eight counties.
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