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Foreclosure Attorney Serving Florida Communities

At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, our lead attorney leverages her extensive real estate law experience to help property owners find the right solutions. Sarasota Foreclosure Attorney Sheryl A. Edwards has been working in all areas of real estate law for over 23 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:

  • Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Manatee County
  • Venice
  • Longboat Key
  • Siesta Key
  • Sarasota County

The negative 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

RealtyTrac's 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 to RealtyTrac.

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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  1. Sheryl A. Edwards is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law
  2. Over 23 Years of Experience
  3. Selected for Super Lawyers 6 Times
  4. Achieve Client Objectives in a Timely Manner
  5. Personalized Attention & Case Strategy
  6. Your Goals Always Come First
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