There are a number of circumstances that can lead a homeowner into foreclosure, ranging from overestimating their ability to make a mortgage payment to divorce or death of a spouse. While the causes of foreclosure are varied, there are few solutions. Many homeowners who are having trouble making their mortgage payments find that their lender is not interested in modifying the loan or accepting less then the required payments.
The first step a homeowner often takes after hitting a brick wall with the mortgage company is to contact a HUD-approved housing counselor. A housing counselor can sometimes get in touch with the right person within a mortgage company who has the discretion to make loan modifications. Time is of the essence when a homeowner wants to protect their home from foreclosure so it is important to make contact with a housing counselor as soon as possible.
In addition to seeking the assistance of a HUD-certified counselor, many homeowners who want to fight their foreclosure consult with a real estate attorney in Nassau County, NY. A lawyer will review all aspects of the loan, starting from the initial contact and application with the lender. It is important to have all documentation available for the lawyer to review because the lender is unlikely to have any disparaging information in their possession.
When talking to a foreclosure attorney, clients must be clear about what kind of resolution they would like. A real estate attorney in Nassau County, NY can help homeowners in a number of different ways, including negotiating with the lender for a loan modification, helping the homeowner get a new loan due to predatory lending or making a short-sale request. For a lawyer to be most effective, he or she must know the client’s desired outcome.
For help with foreclosure prevention or any other aspect of real estate law, contact Jeff H. Morgenstern, PLLC. He has nearly 30 years of experience in real estate law and can help homeowners who are facing foreclosure, renters with disputes against property owners and real estate investors interested in purchasing or selling residential or commercial property.