Neighborhoods Affect Home Values

Home buyers will pay premiums for homes they perceive are located in country club communities. Subdivisions with attractive names such as pleasant, acres, hills, estates and heights are utilized by real estate professionals to motivate homeowners to purchase in these communities. The naming of a neighborhood is now a major consideration in the marketing of homes.

Investigate Before You Buy

Just because a subdivision or neighborhood has a fancy, slick name does not mean it is a fancy or attractive neighborhood. Before purchasing a home, you should look into the infrastructure of the area. Schools, parks, recreational facilities, senior facilities, crime in the area and services provided the local communities are significant issues to be investigated prior to purchasing a home. Due diligence requires that you investigate in detail before you purchase a home. Drive around the neighborhood. Talk to neighbors. Come to the area at various times of day or night. See how far the schools are from your home. Check with the various rating services as to the quality of the schools. Look into criminal statistics for crimes in the area. Look carefully before you leap when you buy a new home!

Defending Foreclosure Proceedings

The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo handles foreclosure defense for homeowners. We litigate all aspects of foreclosure proceedingsincluding, but not limited to, defective foreclosure lawsuits,defective mortgages, predatory lending issues, bad faith, and other real estate legal issues. We attend foreclosure court conferences for the clients we represent. We also assist our clients in the preparation of mortgage modification applications, as well as deal with mortgage modification programs that are unresponsive to our clients’ needs.

In certain situations, foreclosure related bankruptcies can be utilized to stop foreclosures from moving forward. Upon filing either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court issues an automatic stay that stops the foreclosure lawsuit from moving forward. It should be noted that bankruptcy proceedings are brought in the United States Bankruptcy Court, while foreclosure proceedings are brought in New York State Courts.

For our clients who file bankruptcy, we can sometimes eliminate second mortgages. We also can assist our clients in re-establishing their credit after filing bankruptcy. Should you have questions as to what type of bankruptcy would be appropriate for you or whether there is other alternatives related to foreclosure defense, feel free to contact us. At your initial free consultation, we will discuss all of your foreclosure options. We look forward to seeing you again on our foreclosure blog.

Decimated Home Values

Decimated Home ValuesDuring the last three months of 2010, home values nationwide went down 2.6%. As home values have gone down, foreclosures have increased. The more homes foreclosed and brought onto the market, the greater the over-supply of inventory. In a supply and demand based market place, the greater the supply without a corresponding increase of demand will lead to a continual reduction in the value of homes in the United States.

Phoenix, Arizona: a Hot Spot of Foreclosures

It is estimated that as much as 70% of all of the homes in the Metropolitan Phoenix area are under water (worth less than the amount of mortgages attached to these homes). Las Vegas, Nevada, is also in a similar situation. Recent studies have shown it is less expensive in Las Vegas to buy than to rent a home.

Thirty Percent of the Homes in America are Underwater

Recent studies have shown that approximately one out of every four Americans has no equity in their home. This is an extremely sad state of affairs considering the ownership of a single family home in the past represented the greatest single asset for most American families.

Selling Homes For a Loss

The real estate website recently wrote that in December of 2010, more than 33.3% of all homes sold in the United States were sold at a loss!

There was a period of home stagnation due to the disclosure of “Robo Signing”, which was the name given to faulty bank procedures that rushed into foreclosing homes without the proper paperwork by the banks, and the execution of legal documents by bank officials without reading and examining them as to the truthfulness of their contents. In the fall of 2010, thousands of foreclosures were put on hold for the banks to investigate these problems and correct these deficiencies. Many of the banks have now dealt with these issues and thousands of homes that had their foreclosure stopped are now being aggressively pursued by the financial institutions.

Foreclosed homes are expected to flood the real estate market during the first half of 2011. This will lead to further reductions in home values in localities that are subject to high foreclosure rates. It is expected to be a buyer’s real estate market for the next several years!

Defense of Foreclosure Lawsuits

Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo defends foreclosure lawsuits. We aggressively litigate these matters and we appear in court for foreclosure court conferences on behalf of our clients. We submit numerous counterclaims and affirmative defenses to delay and possibly defeat foreclosure lawsuits. We deal with failed mortgage modification programs , defective foreclosure lawsuits, predatory lending issues and financial institutions inability to produce the necessary documents regarding their claims. Our law office has been handling real estate matters for more than three decades. Feel free to review our foreclosure blog, which is updated several times a week. Contact us for a consultation at 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 or 718-350-2802.

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