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How Long Does a Foreclosure Take in Florida?

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If there is to be any good news in a foreclosure situation, it’s that the process is lengthy – generally lasting more than a year. That’s good news because it gives homeowners time and opportunity to mount a strong defense and fight to keep their home. Here in Florida, a wave of foreclosures will… Read More »

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Do You Lose Everything in a Foreclosure?

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With foreclosure, there are so many questions and usually your lender is very reluctant to provide any answers. That’s what we’re here for. To help you fight back and keep your home but also to educate you on the foreclosure process so you know your rights and can do everything in your power to… Read More »

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What Happens If I Get a Foreclosure Letter?

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Even if you know it’s coming, receiving a foreclosure letter in the mail can put you in a devastating situation and leave you questioning your next steps and your legal rights. It may feel like the odds are completely stacked against you, but in truth, you have many more rights and options than you… Read More »

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Can You Get Out of Foreclosure Once It Starts?

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The Florida foreclosure process cannot officially begin until you have missed more than 120 days – or four months – of payments on your mortgage loan. But once foreclosure does start, there are still ways to prevent it from happening. Don’t be left to the mercy of the bank. Take action as early as… Read More »

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Can You Stop Foreclosure by Paying the Past Due Amount?

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Yes, there are several ways to stop a foreclosure including by paying off the past due amount. Let’s walk through this process in more detail. In addition, be sure to read more about other steps you can take to avoid a foreclosure in Florida. What it means to reinstate the mortgage The foreclosure process… Read More »

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Can I Sell My House If It’s in Foreclosure?

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Foreclosure is one of the scariest and most heartbreaking processes a family can go through, and for those who must face it, many mistakenly believe they have no choice or say in the matter. They falsely believe they have run out of options and must accept their situation. But that couldn’t be farther from… Read More »

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Does Forbearance Affect Your Credit Score?

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Loan forbearance is an arrangement between you and your mortgage servicer to temporarily pause or decrease your monthly loan payments for a set period of time. For families going through temporary hardships, forbearance can be a helpful alternative that gives them much-needed time to regain their financial footing. Not every homeowner qualifies for forbearance,… Read More »

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Can a Mortgage Company Foreclose if you are 30 Days Late?

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The process of foreclosure begins when you fall behind on your mortgage payments, but even if your bank notifies you that you are entering the beginning phases of pre-foreclosure, it does not mean you will lose your home. Being 30 days late on a mortgage payment is by no means a guarantee of foreclosure… Read More »

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What You Need to Know After Forbearance Ends

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Millions of people have lost their jobs in the last year due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you happen to be one of them who has needed to rely on mortgage relief to make financial ends meet during this difficult time, you are not alone. Government-backed and many privately-owned mortgage… Read More »

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Steps You Can Take to Avoid a Foreclosure in Florida

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Over the years, your home has come to represent so much more than just a shelter to keep you safe and protected. Memories have been made there, and its emotional significance cannot be undervalued. That’s just one reason why it’s so important to do everything you can to save it from foreclosure. If you… Read More »

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