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Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification Blog

What Does a Foreclosure Defense Attorney Actually Do for You?

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Monday, September 19, 2016

If you're considering hiring an attorney to help you avoid foreclosure and/or get a loan modification, you may be wondering what specifically an attorney will do to help you keep your home. You know your mortgage issues are too important to try to handle alone, but how exactly does an attorney help?

Do they just show up in court and say something in Latin “Your honor, the corpus juris, et cetera, entitle my client to keep their house. Also, carpe diem, and liberum domum (free house), please.”

Of course not. So what does an attorney actually do when you hire them to defend you from foreclosure and assist you in getting a loan modification?

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New Jersey Number Two in Country for Foreclosures

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Friday, May 6, 2016

In the first quarter of 2016 the U.S. saw less foreclosure activity than in any quarter since the fourth of 2006. But New Jersey continues to struggle with a foreclosure rate that's much worse than the national average.

Nationwide, one in every 459 homes in the country had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter of 2016. But in the garden state it's one in 216.

According to RealtyTrac's Foreclosure Market Report the only state with more is Maryland with one in every 194 housing units having a default notice, scheduled foreclosure auction, or bank repossession.

Southern Jersey and Atlantic County are struggling particularly hard.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, new jersey foreclosure process, loan modification, foreclosure

Does Your State Require Judicial or Nonjudicial Foreclosure?

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

When you do not pay your home loan payments, your lender is required to follow the laws and procedures of your state to take ownership of your home and sell it. Some states require lenders to file a lawsuit in court in order to foreclose, which is known as judicial foreclosure. Other states allow lenders to foreclose without filing a lawsuit in court, which is known as nonjudicial foreclosure. Roughly half of the states have judicial foreclosure rules and half have nonjudicial. 

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure laws, florida foreclosure attorney, foreclosure

Can a Home Be Foreclosed If Property Taxes Are Not Paid?

Posted by Maxwell Swinney

Friday, October 2, 2015

Few people have been more universally hated throughout history than tax collectors. They take your hard-earned money, but it always seems like too much for what the government they represent provides in return. It's a story as old as civilization. Nobody likes paying taxes.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure defense, pennsylvania foreclosure defense, illinois foreclosure lawyer, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney

Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney? What Happens When You Get Served.

Posted by Jake Sterling

Thursday, May 28, 2015

You’ve been served and you weren’t playing basketball. If you’re a couple months behind in your mortgage, you probably knew it was coming. You asked for more time to pay the back mortgage payments. Instead, your lender starts threatening you with the F-word. You have two options when facing foreclosure: let your lender win or hire a foreclosure defense attorney and fight.

The Judicial Foreclosure Process

Whether you live in New York, Illinois, Florida or New Jersey, foreclosures are judicial, which means the lender must file a lawsuit in state court. The court allows a lender to start the foreclosure process after you miss three payments. However, most lenders wait for you to become more than three months behind. How nice of your lender, right?

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure defense, pennsylvania foreclosure defense, illinois foreclosure lawyer, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney

The Folly of Foreclosure [Infographic]

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

You are up to date with your mortgage payments and bills - congratulations. Think that your neighbor's foreclosure isn't going to affect you? Think again.

THE EFFECTS OF FORECLOSURE:

Emotional Well-Being Distressed - According to Harris Interactive Poll of persons going through foreclosure 38% are Scared, 35% are Depressed, 9% are Angry, 8% are Embarrassed, and 9% None of these.

Increase of Violent and Petty Crime - According to Neighbor Works America, homes in foreclosure that become vacant provide sites for crime. Lin Cui of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Economics study showed that the rate of violent crime within 250 feet of the property is 15% higher than the rate in the area between 250 and 353 feet from the property.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure defense, stop foreclosure, illinois foreclosure lawyer, foreclosure defense, new york foreclosure attorney

Celebrating 20 Years of Service - Attorney at Law, Gregory M. Nordt, Esq.

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Attorney at Law, Gregory M. Nordt, Esq. has reached another milestone – 20 years of service and experience in the field. He has been practicing foreclosure defense, banking/finance law, tax law, and IRS tax controversy since 1995. Mr. Nordt, along with his team at Amerihope Alliance Legal Services, invoke candor, integrity, and expertise whilst defending their clients. All with the common end goal of achieving the best possible outcomes.

“I, along with our entire team, am extremely proud of our attorney Greg Nordt, that he has reached this career milestone with such integrity," said Amerihope Alliance Legal Services Operations Manager Sherrill Clark. "We applaud Greg for his long standing commitment and passion." All cases are unique and Mr. Nordt treats all clients with the respect and care they deserve.  From the start, Mr. Nordt fights alongside his clients to ensure the end goal is met. 

“There are so many talented people I work with. For the last three years our Managing

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, illinois foreclosure lawyer, new york foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure attorney

And the Winner Is... [2015 Client Distinction Award Winner]

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For the third year in a row, Gregory M. Nordt, ESQ is a Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Rated Lawyer of Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 as of January 1, 2015 based on his client reviews of four main areas of question:

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, florida foreclosure defense, illinois foreclosure lawyer, new york foreclosure attorney

Eminent Domain to Help Fight Foreclosure In New Jersey, Who Knew!

Posted by Madel Bermudez

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

If you're not quite sure what eminent domain is, or if you just forgot, then let me refresh your memory. Eminent domain is “The compulsory purchase (as in, required by law, obligatory, mandatory, or in other words AGAINST YOUR WILL) to take private property (in this case your home) for public use by a state or national government. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even private persons or corporations when they are authorized to exercise functions of public character.... I don't know about you, but being forced out of my home by the government doesn't seem like a great idea to me, and now New Jersey homeowners are on boat with (a watered down version of eminent domain) to (possibly) save them from losing their homes? Are you seeing an awkward paradox here...? (WHAT THE HECK NEW JERSEY?!).

Ok, ok, let's stop the dramatic antics, even though eminent domain (in its natural definition) sounds sadistic and sinister, Newark, New Jersey's government is planning to use it for homeowners' benefit. Apparently, there is a new process in the works that would “allow the township to seize underwater mortgages and restructure them on behalf of homeowners to make payments more affordable.” Hmm, sounds intriguing, what else?

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney, stop foreclosure, how to stop foreclosure, foreclosure defense

What is the New Jersey Notice of Intent to Foreclose?

Posted by Jake Sterling

Monday, April 14, 2014

Foreclosure is a frightening event for struggling homeowners. Should homeowners fail to make their regular mortgage payments, the mortgage lender is able to begin the foreclosure process on the property. However, because New Jersey is a judicial foreclosure state, mortgage lenders must go through state courts for any repossessions. The rules and procedures for this process are listed under The New Jersey Fair Foreclosure Act. The most important of which is the New Jersey Notice of Intent to Foreclose.

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