Areas of Practice
Real Estate Attorneys Experienced in Short Sales
Handling Real Estate Issues for Southeast Michigan Clients Since 1974
The economic downturn has affected all corners of the country, particularly southeast Michigan. If you are a homeowner and are upside-down in your mortgage, we know how trapped you probably feel. Your first instinct might be to try negotiating directly with your bank, but most people find out how complex and frustrating that negotiation can be — if you can even find someone to negotiate with.
An experienced real estate lawyer to guide you through the negotiations and ensure you understand the deal you're getting can be invaluable.
At Melder & Melder, P.C., we have been helping people in southeast Michigan with real estate issues since 1974 — long before predatory lending practices crushed the housing market. We have extensive experience protecting homeowners' financial and legal interests, and we can help you negotiate with your lender and avoid a foreclosure.
Do I Need an Attorney for My Short Sale?
Dealing with mortgage and home equity lenders on your own can be frustrating and time-consuming. Mortgage agreements and their terms are extremely complex, and it can be difficult to know what your options are. When you are offered a particular modification, it is essential to understand how it will affect you, both now and in the long term.
Without an experienced attorney you may struggle with these complicated financial and legal considerations. In addition to helping you understand your options and make the choice that is most advantageous for you, we can assist you with related issues. The advantages of a short sale include limits on tax liability, and we can help you with that aspect, as well.
We Are Prepared to Help You
We are ready to do the hard work for you. Attorneys Sanford J. Melder and Aric K. Melder have extensive experience handling multifaceted real estate transactions, and do so on a regular basis.
After assessing your situation, we can explain your options in plain English. We can help you avoid foreclosure, or worse, by negotiating for a short sale of your property, a deed in lieu of foreclosure transaction, or a mortgage modification.
Call for a free initial phone consultation with an attorney.