What Factors Can Positively Impact The Value of Your Home?

Impact The Value Of Your HomeFamilies with children look for good school districts. Most families want their children to be educated in the district that has the best reputation. Issues concerning the safety of the school district, college attendance of the school district, the quality of the internal structure of the schools, the reputation of the teachers in the schools and the overall feeling the family gets from speaking to real estate professionals and other individuals in the community concerning the schools plays a significant part in what families with children look for in a new home.

Commuting Distance

Men and women in Metropolitan areas, moving out of the inter-city, want to live in a suburban environment, but they do not want to travel too far to work. The time and distance involved in driving to and from a home to the prospective purchaser’s place of business has a major impact on where they will look to buy a home.


The most important factor perspective purchasers will look at when buying a home is obviously its price! If the home is reasonably priced for the area, it is more likely to sell. Purchasers are looking for bargains. They’re aware of the glut of homes in the real estate market and if they buy in today’s market, they want to get what they want at bargain prices.

Local Relatives

In many families today, both the father and the mother work outside of the household. It therefore is important that they have a support system in their community. Having relatives or close friends in their local community gives them a support system, which makes it easier for the man and woman to work during the day.


Parks create green havens in a community. These green havens provide public space for families to utilize for recreation and social purposes. New home purchasers often drive around their community and are affirmatively impacted by attractive parks.

Bodies of Water

Many prospective homeowners would like to live on or near bodies of water. The body of water can be a river, lake or pond. Blue water in the distance creates a scenic look and recreational activities related to swimming, boating and water sports.

Americans want value when they purchase a new home. What is considered value in their local community is in the eye of the beholder.

Stop Foreclosure Now

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo handle foreclosure defense and other real estate related legal matters. They litigate defective foreclosure lawsuits and predatory lending issues, as well as defective mortgages. They are knowledgeable concerning the federal laws that deal with foreclosure. They attend foreclosure court conferences on behalf of their clients. The also assist their clients with mortgage modification applications.

Bankruptcy and Foreclosure

Filing either a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy stops foreclosure in its tracks. These bankruptcies award the homeowners with an automatic stay that not only stops foreclosure litigation, but also stops all other types of debt collection activity. At the end of the foreclosure proceeding, credit can be re-established and, in some situations, second mortgages can be eliminated by filing bankruptcy.

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The real estate crisis in America has caused Financial Institutions to become very conservative with regard to approving mortgages for prospective homeowners. Bankers have put pressure on the appraisers they use to be very conservative in the valuation of homes. Restrictive loan underwriting requirements are causing many homes to be valued at 15 to 20% less than the actual market value. This has resulted in prospective home purchasers backing out of real estate deals due to a lower than anticipated appraisals.

Real Estate Appraisal Problems

During the days of the real estate boom, financial institutions accepted appraisers’ inflated home values so the prospective purchasers could obtain larger mortgages. Since the time the real estate bubble burst, new home purchasers have found that the appraisers working for financial institutions are now under valuing homes. In April of 2011, the medium national home price in the United States was $163,700. This was a 5% reduction from the median value of a single family home since April, 2010.

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Our law office can help you save your home. We fight foreclosure proceedings!!! We help our clients obtain mortgage modifications. We litigate defective mortgages, predatory lending, bad faith, defective foreclosure lawsuits and real estate issues. We are familiar with the State and Federal laws the banks must comply with in foreclosure proceedings. We attend court conferences for our clients and we try to motivate the financial institutions to enter into mortgage modification programs with our clients. Sometimes we advise our clients to file either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which immediately stops foreclosures from moving forward. We also can assist our clients in re-establishing their credit after filing for bankruptcy. Contact us for a free consultation. Thank you for visiting our foreclosure blog.

Failure to Apply For Mortgage Causes a Loss of Down Payment

Mortgage Causes A Loss Of Down PaymentA husband and wife entered into a contract to purchase a home. They deposited $35,000 as a down payment. When they didn’t close on the real estate transaction, the seller sued them for breach of contract.

Applying for a Mortgage

The issue in the lawsuit was whether the purchasers diligently applied for a $280,000 mortgage. When the mortgage application was turned down by the financial institution, the purchasers demanded that the sellers return their $35,000 deposit.

Purchasers Not Entitled to Refund of Down Payment

Justice Tom Feinman, sitting in a the Supreme Court located in Nassau County, found that the defendants “failed to properly, diligently pursue a mortgage loan as required by the contingency provision of the contract.” Justice Feinman found that the defendant, Edwin Silvey, did not apply for a mortgage. Only his wife, co- defendant Barbary Silvey, applied for the mortgage. The mortgage was turned down because she did not have sufficient income to obtain a $230,000 mortgage loan. The court held that both the husband and the wife, pursuant to the terms of the real estate contract, needed to apply for the mortgage. Since they both didn’t apply, they failed to make the diligent and good faith effort required under the real estate contract to obtain a mortgage. Since they failed to fulfill their obligations under the contract, they were not entitled to their $35,000 deposit back.

Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Is your home in foreclosure? If so, we can help you save it! We are a foreclosure defense law firm. We help our clients in obtaining mortgage modifications and dealing with mortgage modification programs that fail to meet their needs. We represent our clients in foreclosure defense litigation. We litigate issues involving defective mortgage, predatory lending, defective foreclosure lawsuits and other types of real estate issues. We attend foreclosure court conferences on behalf of our clients.

At the time of our initial consultation, we provide all foreclosure options to our clients. In situations when foreclosure related bankruptcies make sense, we discuss either filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Filing bankruptcy immediately stops the foreclosure from moving forward. Sometimes the bankruptcy can also eliminate second mortgages. We discuss with our clients how to re-establish credit at the end of the bankruptcy. Feel free to call us for a free consultation. We appreciate you reading our foreclosure blog.

Wells Fargo Faces Penalties in Foreclosure

Wells Fargo Faces Penalties In ForeclosureWells Fargo is currently being investigated by various governmental agencies with regard to illegal practices concerning mortgages and foreclosures. Wells Fargo has been accused of violating fair lending laws by the Security and Exchange Commission.

The company spokesman for Wells Fargo recently stated “with regard to the investigation into foreclosure practices, it is likely that one or more of the government enforcement actions against Wells Fargo will result in civil monetary penalties.” There are also more than half a dozen class action lawsuits pending against Wells Fargo on behalf of homeowners. These lawsuits claim that employees at Wells Fargo executed documents in foreclosure proceedings without having personal knowledge of the facts contained in these documents. The relief requested in the lawsuits against Wells Fargo asks for monitory damages, cancellation of mortgages and other penalties against the bank. Wells Fargo has indicated that they make be facing as much as $1.2 billion dollars in losses related to the pending litigation. This has caused the bank’s share price to go down.

New York Foreclosure Defense Attorney

If you are sued in a foreclosure proceeding, we can help you. The foreclosure defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo have been assisting homeowners and consumers regarding lawsuits involving financial institutions for more than 45 years. We prepare mortgage modification applications on behalf of our clients. We assist our clients in dealing with mortgage modification programs that fail to provide our clients with the appropriate relief.

We defend our clients in foreclosure proceedings. We defend defective foreclosure lawsuits, defective mortgage issues, predatory lending, and bad faith by financial institutions. We maintain a foreclosure blog to update our clients and the general public concerning issues involving the banking industry, mortgages and foreclosures.

We represent our clients in real estate related litigation. In the appropriate situations we also file Chapter 7 bankruptcies and Chapter 13 bankruptcies on behalf of our clients. If bankruptcies are filed, we help our clients reestablish credit at the end of the bankruptcy procedures. If you need an attorney to stop a foreclosure or help you out of debt feel free to call us. Our office numbers are 1-800-344-6431, 516-561-6645 and 718-350-2802.

Long Island Foreclosure Crisis

Long Island Foreclosure CrisisIn 2010, Long Island was a hot bed of foreclosure activity. As a result of the foreclosed homes on the market, there is now an inventory of approximately three years of homes that need to be sold. Simply stated, if no new homes came on to the market to be sold on Long Island for a period of three years, considering the current amount of real estate sales, it would take this period to eliminate the backlog of homes in foreclosure already on the market to be sold.The only place in the United States that has more foreclosed homes on the real estate market is Miami, Florida. In November of 2010 there were 893 new foreclosure cases started in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.
The Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”) that was created by the Federal Government to prevent home foreclosures will only assist 800,000 homeowners. When it’s taken into consideration that there are approximately four million foreclosure situations in the United States, less than one in four distressed homeowners will be receiving assistance.

Flawed Mortgage Foreclosure Programs

The current mortgage foreclosure programs rely on the financial institutions to agree to voluntarily reduce the homeowner’s monthly payments to an affordable level. The banks have not been cooperative in this endeavor. Instead of reducing the mortgage payment amount for homeowners, in more than 75% of the cases, the banks put the homes into foreclosure. When the banks take this action, they accelerate the mortgage, refuse to accept future mortgage payments, take the home back and put the house back into an overburdened real estate market.

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Our office defends foreclosure cases in New York. We currently have dozens of successful foreclosure cases pending in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Brooklyn and Queens Counties.

Our office represents our clients regarding mortgage modifications. We are experienced with regard to the problems mortgage modification programs have. We maintain a foreclosure blog to help educate our clients regarding the numerous issues concerning the current foreclosure crisis. If our clients are sued, we represent them in the foreclosure litigation. We attend foreclosure conferences on their behalf. We litigate defective foreclosure lawsuits, predatory lending practices, and failed mortgages. If you have a mortgage modification or foreclosure problem, we are the attorneys for you!

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