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Foreclosure up ahead? How to find an alternate route

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

If you own a home in Florida, you’ve likely encountered ups and downs regarding your financial status (and ability to make payments). Although it’s not uncommon to face money problems once in a while, a particularly trying time may call for extra support. Do not panic if it appears you may be facing foreclosure…. Read More »

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Don’t close the door on these foreclosure warning signs

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

If you live in Florida year round, you’ve likely noticed that the state’s economy has navigated the same ebbs and flows as that in most other states. In recent years, economic crisis has thrown many households into downward spirals, leaving homeowners and their families grasping at straws and trying to keep their heads above… Read More »

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Home sweet home: You may be able to avoid foreclosure

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Although no two Florida families are the same, many understand what it’s like to face challenging financial situations. You may have simply fallen a little behind in your mortgage payments due to the rising cost of living. Maybe you are facing an unexpected emergency that brought you undue financial hardship. Either circumstance can quickly… Read More »

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An alarming number of South Florida homeowners still face foreclosure. What can you do to make sure you are not one of them?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Recent information indicates that, through October of 2016, approximately 1 in every 830 homeowners in Miami-Dade County was facing foreclosure. In Broward County, it’s about 1 in every 620. If you are struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments, you don’t have to become one of these statistics. There are a number of… Read More »

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Don’t get scammed by a phony loan modification provider

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

People who are facing foreclosure will do almost anything to save their homes. Sadly, there are numerous companies that prey on distressed homeowners and happily to take their money under the guise of helping them resolve their mortgage problems. It is important for you to understand that a vast majority of these companies have… Read More »

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How will a foreclosure impact my credit?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

When people are struggling to keep up with their house payments, it doesn’t take long for the mortgage company to start threatening foreclosure. One of the first questions people ask is what is going to happen to their credit rating. This is an important question, but there may be larger questions you should be… Read More »

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What is lien stripping and how can it help save my home?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

When you are trying to save your home, lowering the amount you owe on the property is one of the best things you can do. Depending on the circumstances of the situation, this can be a very accessible option for people who have taken out home-equity loans or other types of second or third… Read More »

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What if I am underwater on my mortgage? Shouldn’t I just walk away?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

While the values of many Florida homes have recovered since the real estate crash, several homeowners still find themselves in a situation where they owe more on the mortgage than the property is worth. As recently as a few years ago, many homeowners simply walked away and allowed the bank to foreclose; a practice… Read More »

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Bankruptcy and protecting your home: Part I

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Unfortunately, there are many people who, to no fault of their own, fall behind on home payments and ultimately face foreclosure. Whether you are having a hard time paying your mortgage due to a medical emergency, unexpected job loss or any other reason, it is important to remember that you may have many options… Read More »

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Is a loan modification right for me?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Loan modification is becoming an increasingly popular method of saving a home from foreclosure. This is especially true in Florida, where state law now requires lenders to rework loans with terms that are more manageable for the homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Nevertheless, lenders are in the business of making money, and… Read More »

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