Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) October 21, 2009
You Be Aware LLC has one mission and that is to be an advocate for homeowners facing foreclosure or who find themselves owing more than their house is worth. These free mortgage workshops have been an overwhelming success, filling every event held so far. The workshop seminars are aimed at educating homeowners about their rights. For more information on this subject go to http://www.youbeaware.com
Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation with more than 62,000 foreclosure notices being registered with the courts in August alone and bringing the total to more than 500,000 homes in foreclosure in the state. It is of little surprise that homeowners are turning out in the droves for free expert advice.
The events are being held at different Florida venues each weekend and are presented by an attorney with extensive experience in mortgage litigation and defending consumers facing foreclosure. They are totally free to anyone registering to attend.
You Be Aware is a consumer information and advocacy organization that provides its members with a variety of services and relies on Power in Numbers to be able to deliver them at little or no cost. They are also quick to point out that they do not offer mortgage modification, which they say consumers can, and should do, for themselves with their lender. A spokesman for the company explains what is behind the workshops:
"Millions of American families are either in foreclosure, pre-foreclosure or behind with their mortgage payments and millions more owe more on their mortgage than the home is worth. Many have also fallen victim to predatory lending practices and mortgage fraud without even knowing it. Homeowners need practical help and advice about their situation. They need to understand that they have rights and, in many cases legislation on their side, that can help their situation. Through our free seminars we are able to at least provide homeowners with a starting point at no cost."
"Very few people have a clear understanding of their legal rights or are aware that they can fight their lender. Many others have been taken advantage of by companies to whom they have paid large sums of money to help them, but have done nothing."
One of the guest speakers at the workshops is Attorney Rick Torpy, who has extensive experience of defending homeowners in foreclosure. When asked what he hoped the events would achieve he said;
"Millions of homeowners, who are either facing foreclosure or upside down in their homes, are unhappy with the way their lender has treated them and are ready to do something about it. Many of them were enticed by low rate and low payment options offered to them by the banks and fell victim to predatory lending practices and even fraud. Through You Be Aware we intend to assist these defrauded homeowners by educating them about their rights and what legal recourse they may have. Anyone that is facing foreclosure, behind with mortgage payments or owes more on their home than it is worth, should take the time to attend one of these workshops. There is absolutely no cost for attending and they will gain education and information that could just save their home or change their financial position."
If any homeowner would like to attend one of the workshops the company says they are welcome and should call 1-800-594-2125 to make a reservation or register online through their website http://www.YouBeAware.com/workshops
Bob Chapman - You Be Aware LLC