Real Estate Law in Florida
Experienced Tampa real estate lawyer
Real estate and foreclosure attorney Joseph R. Kalish applies his extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With 42 years of experience in real estate law, he can help you with:
|• Residential home sales transactions
• Commercial property sales transactions
• Homeowners associations
• Condominium law
• Landlord-tenant disputes
• Real estate contracts
• Eminent domain
• Zoning, land-use and building permits
• Boundary and easement disputes
• Title disputes
Real estate transaction attorney
From offer to sale, he handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. He can:
|• Draft or review your sales contract
• Negotiate real estate agreements
• Review your lending documents
• Search and clear title
|• Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
• Handle land use, zoning and permitting
• Conduct your real estate closing
Real estate litigation attorney
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. Joseph R. Kalish possesses the specialized knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.
Real estate negotiation
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. An effective negotiator, attorney Kalish guides negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustration.
Saving your home from wrongful foreclosure
You worked hard to purchase your dream home. When unexpected circumstances occur that put your home at risk of foreclosure, you can take crucial steps to ensure your lender complies with its legal duties. Attorney Kalish has been protecting homes from foreclosure for 42 years. He combines innovative strategies with fierce determination to defend your right to keep your home. When selling your home presents the better option, he guides you toward the most advantageous situation. Some ways he can help you include:
Foreclosure defense strategies
He fights banks to protect your home from wrongful foreclosure by challenging the legality of the proceedings. If necessary, he can help you file a Chapter 13 petition to stop the foreclosure action.
If your home has dropped in value to below your outstanding loan amount or you no longer can afford your monthly payments under your current mortgage, you may be eligible for a loan modification. He negotiates with the bank to have the terms of the original loan permanently changed to reduce payments to an amount you can afford.
Forbearance gives you a temporary reprieve from making payments on your loan while your lender agrees not foreclose on your home during the forbearance period. The arrangement can give you a much-needed break if you have fallen behind in your payments.
During the real estate bubble, many homes were overvalued and mortgages issued that reflected the inflated price. Home values plummeted and now many homeowners owe more on their properties than they are worth. With no equity in their properties, these homeowners have found themselves stuck in a cycle of debt from which they cannot extricate themselves. A short sale allows you to sell your home for less than the amount you owe on the loan. The bank avoids the expense and time for foreclosure and you can walk away from the oppressive debt.