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What Is a Loan Modification?

November 08, 2022

If you’re facing a potential foreclosure, you’ve likely started researching what you can do to avoid losing your home. One way to defend against foreclosure is to modify the terms of the mortgage. Below, The Lyons Law Group, P.A.—a trusted foreclosure defense firm serving the Tampa Bay area—explains what a loan modification is, what a typical agreement involves, and what 

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What Are Closing Costs?

October 13, 2022

If you’re planning to purchase a house, you’ve probably started thinking about how much money you’ll need to set aside for a down payment. But what about closing costs? Many first-time homebuyers are unfamiliar with these fees and end up being surprised by how much they need to pay at closing. So, to make sure that you’re not caught off 

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What Is Preforeclosure?

September 10, 2022

As its name suggests, the term “preforeclosure” refers to the time period leading up to a foreclosure. The preforeclosure stage begins when a homeowner misses a mortgage payment and ends when the bank serves them with a foreclosure summons, which the bank is generally not allowed to do until at least 120 days have passed since a missed payment. Below, 

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The Extension of the Foreclosure Moratorium & Mortgage Forbearance Through the End of June: What This Means for You

April 08, 2021

If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard about the U.S. government’s recent extension of mortgage forbearance and foreclosure relief protections related to COVID-19. Below you’ll find some helpful information about what this legislation entails and how it may impact you. The Recent Extensions HUD/FHA, VA & USDA Loans On February 16, 2021, the U.S. government—more specifically, 

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When Should You Write a Will?

March 09, 2021

If you’re like many people, you’ve wondered whether you need a will, and if so, when you should go about writing it. We’ve compiled some valuable tips that will help you decide how to move forward with this process. Do I Need a Will? Yes, you do. One of the main benefits of having a will is that it makes 

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Why Is Estate Planning Important?

December 02, 2020

If you’ve given any thought to estate planning, congratulations—you’re a step ahead of many of your peers. Estate planning often seems like something that you can put off until tomorrow, especially if you’re on the younger end of the age spectrum. But the fact is that you never know what the future may hold, so it’s important to take the 

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Mortgage Relief Options During COVID-19

June 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, countless individuals have been faced with unprecedented financial problems and are struggling to make ends meet. Maybe you were laid off from your job, or you own a rental property and your tenants have been unable to pay their rent. Perhaps you were counting on your stimulus check and have not yet received 

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Foreclosure vs. Deed in Lieu

June 15, 2020

If you’ve gotten behind on your mortgage payments and are facing a foreclosure, you’ve probably started researching whether there are any potential alternatives available to you. You might have come across an option known as a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Before discussing the advantages that a deed in lieu offers over a foreclosure, it helps to understand exactly what 

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Can Lenders Foreclose During COVID-19?

April 29, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic presses on, the unemployment rate continues to steadily increase, and experts are saying that it could soon approach what was seen during the Great Depression. With no income to rely on, many people are having a hard time paying their mortgages and fear the possibility of foreclosure. Homeowners are understandably stressed, and many are also confused 

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How Long Does a Foreclosure Stay on Your Credit Report?

April 29, 2020

Foreclosure is one of the most stressful events that a person can experience. In addition to having to grapple with the loss of your home, you also have to deal with the other repercussions of a foreclosure, including the negative impact on your credit score. The degree to which a foreclosure affects your credit score depends on a number of 

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