We understand that facing foreclosure is one of the most stressful times in your life. We also understand that it is not always your fault and you just need the right advice to get back on your feet and reclaim your home and your life. As a foreclosure attorney in Seattle dedicated to every client, we are able to provide you with the individualized legal insight that you need in order to really fight foreclosure.

The foreclosure process in Washington begins on what we call “Day 0.” This is the day that you miss your first payment. If you are just late on your mortgage payment, then you face different penalties, but missing it completely initiates the foreclosure process.

Approximately 60 days after Day 0, you will receive a Notice of Default from the bank that owns your mortgage. This details your missing payment and warns you of the pending actions if you do not make the payment. At this time, your credit may also take a hit for defaulting on a loan.

On day 90, you will receive a Notice of Trustee Sale, informing you that your home will be up for auction at the courthouse in 30 days.

On day 210, the house is officially foreclosed and sold on the courthouse steps, typically to the bank that owns your mortgage. At this point, the home is bank-owned and the eviction process begins.

You must be out of the home 20 days later (day 230), or face criminal convictions. A week after you are out, the bank begins to clean out the home, getting rid of everything that you may have left behind so that the house can be put up for sale.

Two weeks following the clean up (day 251), the house is placed back on the market for sale, generally at a fraction of its value.

If you feel you cannot afford the home you are in, don’t risk the hit to your credit, the frustration and the defeat of foreclosure. The Law Office of Daniel Pizarro can help by fighting back or finding you the resources you need in order to get back on your feet. You don’t have to face foreclosure; there are alternatives and assistance programs that will help you keep your home. Call us today for your free consultation.