Are Foreclosures Still A Huge Problem?
According to NPR, the number of foreclosures in Nevada is up 40% over last year. This amounts to about 900 foreclosure starts in one month statewide. “RealtyTrac, a real estate analytics firm, found one in every 555 homes statewide was subject to a foreclosure filing.”
And the problem isn’t confined to Nevada. From March to April, Arizona saw an 83% increase in foreclosures. In Washington, there was a 37% increase and Texas was 26%. Over the past year, Washington, foreclosures went up 31%.
Foreclosures are still a problem, and from what we see at McCarthy Law, dual-tracking is still a problem as well. Dual-tracking is when a homeowner is applying for a loan modification or short sale with their lender, and their lender forecloses on them without officially responding to the loan modification.
If you were dual-tracked and foreclosed, call our firm for a free consult on how to recover damages from your lender. If you have a debt collector calling you post-foreclosure asking for more money, contact an attorney who can determine if you owe a deficiency post-foreclosure and how to resolve that deficiency.
From the desk of Lead San Francisco attorney Alison Cordova