“When do you need a foreclosure attorney?” was one of our highest performing videos last month. That has motivated me to prepare a series of blogs, guides and new videos to help consumers learn about their options and what they should be aware of when they are behind in their mortgage payments. This information is not intended to help someone represent themselves in a foreclosure action. That can get complicated and most people are not well suited to litigation. But this information should help a homeowner know what options are available, where to turn, timelines, and likely outcomes. All of that is necessary whether you are planning to keep a home or letting it go.
So why is this coming up now?
As of August 2023, many covid-19 related moratoriums have expired and have unplugged the pipeline of distressed properties. We are now at about 100,000 foreclosures nationwide, where in 2008 through early 2010 we had over 900,000 homes in foreclosure nationwide.