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Foreclosure Proceedings are Devastating Communities Throughout the Country

The value of homes throughout the country has gone down. Many Americans live in homes that worth less then the amount of their mortgages. The high unemployment rate and the downsizing of jobs by many employers have robbed homeowners of the ability to make their mortgage payments.

Foreclosure on Long Island

Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the State of New York. President Obama’s programs have not stopped foreclosure rates from rising.

It is estimated that it takes approximately 2 ½ years for lender to complete a foreclosure proceeding and take title to a home in New York State. Homeowners who are losing their homes lose motivation to maintain their property. This causes a blight on their neighborhood which has a negative effect on the surrounding homes in their community.

Loan Modifications

Lenders in the United States are doing a terrible job in processing loan modifications. The process is slow, painstaking and yes poorly managed by the financial institutions.

The housing problems in the United States are slowing down the economic recovery. More has to been done by financial institutions to modify mortgages and allow homeowners to stay in their homes.

Foreclosure Defense Lawyers In New York City and Long Island

Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo represents homeowners whose homes are in foreclosure. We assist the homeowners with mortgage modifications. We litigate issues involving defective foreclosure lawsuits, predatory lending, defective mortgages and real estate problems in general. Our attorneys are familiar with the federal laws involving foreclosure.

Sometimes the best way to deal with a foreclosure proceeding is to file foreclosure related bankruptcy. In these situations we file either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcies on behalf of our clients. These bankruptcies stop foreclosures, stop debt collections and allow our clients to obtain a fresh start. Feel free to call us for a consultation.

Slowdown in Foreclosures on Long Island

In April of 2011, there were 540 foreclosure filings in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long IslanSlowdown In Foreclosures On Long Islandd. This represented the lowest number of foreclosure lawsuits initiated during a month since December of 2008. It represented a drop of 21.5% from the level of foreclosure activity in March of 2011.

Foreclosures Moving Slowly Through the Courts

The courts in the State of New York have been inundated with foreclosure filings for the past few years. Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently stripped the budget of the court system of 174 million dollars. This has caused massive layoffs and cutbacks within the court system. At a time when there are huge back logs in foreclosure activities, there are less and less resources within the court system to deal with these foreclosures. It is estimated that it could take as long as three years to complete the foreclosure process for foreclosures initiated in the second half of 2011.

Lenders Reluctant to Foreclosure

Lenders have stated that it is an expensive procedure to litigate a long foreclosure matter. In the end, they can end up with a property that needs to be repaired and maintained. It can also take the lender a substantial period of time to sell the property.

Delays take place in the foreclosure process because lenders are allowing more time during the period between delinquency and foreclosure. They are waiting to see if loan modifications go through. They are waiting for short sales. There are judicial delays caused by the courts inability to process the huge amount of cases that are in foreclosure.

Do Delays Help or Hurt The Real Estate Market

The question is do delays help or hurt the market place. There is a considerable body of thought that now holds that the faster we move the foreclosures through the legal system, the faster we can eliminate the pain. They compare this to pulling off a band-aid one hair at a time or ripping the band-aid off all at once. Unfortunately, ripping the band-aid off all at once destroys many peoples’ lives and forces them out of their homes with no place else to go!

Aggressive Foreclosure Defense Lawyers

We can fight your foreclosure. We litigate predatory lending issues, defective foreclosure lawsuits, and defective mortgages. We attend foreclosure court conferences for our clients. We draft mortgage modifications and deal with mortgage modification programs that fail to meet our clients needs. We litigate foreclosure related bankruptcies, whether they’re a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We also assist our clients in re-establishing credit after filing a bankruptcy. We can help stop your foreclosure from moving forward! Call us and we will provide you with a free consultation. We will discuss all of your foreclosure options. Feel free to come back to our foreclosure blog on a regular basis to read about real estate and foreclosure related issues.

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