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Weston Florida Foreclosure Lawyers
The Lawyers at Light & Gonzalez PLLC are available for consultation to discuss your Weston Florida Foreclosure lawsuit. We prepare every foreclosure lawsuit for trial, and we will work hard on your case to try to get your desired results. Typically there are a number of potential outcomes for every foreclosure case, and our lawyers will thoughtfully explore each option with you. Whether your goal is a short sale, loss mitigation, or to try to beat the bank through litigation our firm will shine a light on your legal path to accomplishing that goal.
History of Foreclosures in Weston Florida
Weston was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis that swept through South Florida starting in 2007, and there are still many homeowners in the midst of battling foreclosure actions brought against them by banks and loan servicers. Weston has a very diverse population, and the properties in Weston range everywhere from 100k to many millions of dollars. In large part the prices have recovered dramatically since the low point in early 2012. As of April 1, 2017 the Zillow Home Value Index for Weston is $407,000 compared to $205,000 for Florida and $282,000 for Fort Lauderdale. The last time Zillow Home Value Index for Weston was at $407,000 was around September 2007. Many homeowners have managed to get out from under their previously underwater mortgages, but just as many more have been in default for so long that the added interest and fees may prevent them from breaking even.
Contact us today to speak with the Weston Florida foreclosure lawyers at Light & Gonzalez, PLLC to review your case and discuss your options with you going forward.
Foreclosures in Weston Today
Accordingly to Zillow, as of April 1, 2017, in Weston there were 17 properties listed for sale and owned by a bank or a lender who took ownership through foreclosure proceedings. There are 50 properties owned by the bank or a lender that may be listed soon. Finally, there are 77 properties that currently have foreclosure proceeding initiated against them, but the proceeding has not been completed yet.
If you are currently in foreclosure in Weston, no matter what stage of the process you are in, the lawyers at Light & Gonzalez, PLLC may be able to help. There are foreclosure defenses available to many homeowners that may result in an involuntary dismissal of the case (sometimes the dismissal is even voluntary by the bank!). A dismissal usually means the bank has to start the entire process over again, and it may put you in a better position to negotiate a loan modification or a short sale of the property. There are many defenses that our experienced Weston foreclosure lawyers will use to try to get your case dismissed; its important that you counsel ready to fight your case with all these weapons at his/her disposal.
Every foreclosure is different and there is no lawyer that can guarantee an outcome for your foreclosure. Our attorneys will work hard to try to get you to your goals whether it’s a loan modification, short sale, bankruptcy or beating the bank through litigation. Our Weston Florida foreclosure lawyers have the experience navigating the entire foreclosure process, and will have a frank discussion with you about all your options going forward.
In-Depth Information About Foreclosure Defense
Common Foreclosure Defenses in Florida
There are many defenses your Weston foreclosure lawyer may be able to use to defend against a foreclosure action that has been filed against you. The facts of your case will determine which defenses are available, but some of the defenses our lawyers often raise in residential foreclosure defense cases include:
- Standing: where the party that is bringing the action against you is not actually the correct party to bring the foreclosure action.
- Conditions precedent: bank fails to take the preliminary steps, they are required to take before foreclosing
- Res Judicata: If the bank has foreclosed on you before, they may be barred from bringing a new action against you for the same mortgage payments.
- Novation: As a general principle, a party cannot sue to enforce a contract if the parties have agreed to another contract to replace the original.
- Accord and Satisfaction: This defense may be available if you’ve refinanced your original promissory note
- Statute of Limitations: Each type of lawsuit has a statute of limitations, which requires that a party bring a lawsuit within a certain amount of time or the claim will be unenforceable.
Read More about this defenses by visiting our main Foreclosure Defense Page.
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