The lesser known downside of foreclosure (Ontario attorney David Lozano is looking out for you and your neighbors!)
As a bankruptcy attorney I advocate preventing foreclosure to individuals who would like to keep their home despite the financial trouble they are going through, as I expressed in a few of my previous blogs–Do you have questions about foreclosure and how to prevent it?, Do you want to avoid foreclosure in Southern California?, and Want to keep your home, car, and personal possessions despite your debt? Apart from losing your home and having to find a new place to live, foreclosure has another downside.
Boarded-up windows and a yard that has fallen into disrepair doesn’t make for a pretty sight on a tour of the neighborhood. Oftentimes the property value of the houses surrounding the foreclosed house suffer due to the state of the neglected house. That’s not all though! Foreclosed houses might not draw people in the market for a house, but they do draw some attention–from criminals! According to Foreclosure Link To Abandoned Houses And Crime, California ranks second in the national foreclosure rate at a ratio of 1:88.
No one wants to see crime in their neighborhood! In order to avoid an increase in crime and prevent foreclosure, contact me or visit our Ontario office for a free consultation! Together we can find a way for you to keep your house and get a fresh start!