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Short Sales and Foreclosure Properties

Miami Short Sale Lawyer

The misfortunes of another property owner may represent a great bargain for you. But price is not the only consideration when you find a home you wish to buy. It is especially important to seek legal counsel when buying a foreclosure property or when buying a short sale or FSBO (for sale by owner) property. Real estate attorney Norma Echarte provides the practiced eye you need to protect your interests. She brings more than 20 years of experience with real estate transactions in South Florida, including purchase of distressed and lender-owned properties. Ms. Echarte is an effective negotiator, and she can identify any liens or other hidden problems that could disrupt the sale, cost you money, devalue your investment or cloud the title.

Too Good to Pass up … Or Too Good to Be True?

The law firm of Norma Echarte & Associates represents buyers and sellers from Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale to Miami and beyond. We have experience with purchase of distressed properties and foreclosure properties — single-family homes as well as condominiums and townhouses. You should not necessarily shy away from short sale or foreclosed properties, but it is critical that you go into the transaction with eyes wide open. Miami short sale attorney Norma Echarte can investigate why the property is offered at a tempting price. Perhaps the owner can no longer afford it because of job loss, divorce or other woes. Perhaps it has been on the market a long time and the owner/lender is willing to absorb a loss. Or there may be underlying problems:

  • Liens against the property by lenders, contractors or other creditors
  • Tax liens or special assessments
  • Property defects (structural damage, environmental contamination)
  • Legal entanglements
  • Easements, disputed boundaries or title discrepancies
  • Feuds with the condo/homeowner association

In addition to her experience in negotiating and structuring real estate deals, Ms. Echarte is an authorized title insurance agent. She is adept at reviewing and researching properties for any hidden encumbrance or potential conflicts. She can verify that the title to property is free and clear or represent you in resolving any outstanding issues.

Boca Raton, Miami and Fort Lauderdale Foreclosure Attorney

If you are considering purchase of a short sale property or foreclosure home, arrange a consultation with our real estate negotiation lawyer. Norma Echarte and members of our staff are bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese).

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  • Miami Office
    2525 Ponce De Leon, Third Floor
    Miami, Florida 33134
    Phone: 305-501-2844
    Fax: 305-230-3600