Manatee County Foreclosure Lawyer
Helping Homeowners Recover from Underwater Mortgages
Individuals who owe more on their homes than they are actually worth usually
face a slew of challenges, including possible
foreclosure. Are you a homeowner who is looking to avoid foreclosure? Are you looking
for a way to minimize the losses you could suffer due to your
underwater mortgage? If you are in this situation, the first thing you need to do is enlist
the help of a skilled foreclosure lawyer. Florida has some of the highest
foreclosure rates in the U.S. For this reason, there are many law firms
out there that have entered the
foreclosure defense arena despite the fact that they have very limited real estate law experience.
At our law firm, The Edwards Law Firm, PL, you get to work with a Manatee
County foreclosure attorney who has 16 years of experience in real estate
law. In fact, our lead attorney—Sheryl A. Edwards—is an expert
in her field since she is a
board-certified real estate specialist. Take advantage of Attorney Edwards' expertise by consulting with
her on your foreclosure issue!
Serving Manatee County, FL
Our law firm provides legal support to homeowners living in and around
Manatee County, Florida. Manatee County is located on the state's
western coast, in the Tampa Bay Area. The county, which has
Bradenton as its county seat, is part of the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metro
area. According to the
Bradenton Herald, RealtyTrac data showed that this metropolitan area took the No. 3 spot
in June 2013 for foreclosure rates among metropolitan areas in the U.S.
with populations of at least 200,000. Manatee County has more than 131,000
households, with a median value of owner-occupied housing units of $48,181,
as noted by the
U.S. Census Bureau.
Understanding Your Foreclosure Defense Options
The foreclosure defense options that are available will depend on the individual's
specific circumstances. When working with our clients, we look for any
errors made by the bank or the mortgage company, such as mistakes (or
even forgery) in loan or foreclosure documents. When it becomes clear
that the foreclosure process was not carried out properly, this could
end up being used as a defense for the homeowner.
In some cases, the homeowner might be able to get rid of the home in a
way that is more beneficial to him or her, such as through a
deed in lieu or a
short sale. These options are sometimes provided through
cash for keys settlements. When individual use the short sale process, they need to take the appropriate
steps so they can avoid
deficiency judgments. We also advise our clients how to use defaults, when this will benefit
them. There are many
reasons to consider a strategic default. These are just a few of the many areas with which we are able to provide
legal guidance to our clients.
If you have been
served with a foreclosure notice or you are at risk of receiving such a notice, do not hesitate to get
Contact us today for experience-based legal counsel!
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