Foreclosures and Forfeitures

In Arizona, lenders may foreclose on deeds of trusts or mortgages in default using either a judicial or non-judicial foreclosure process. We are very knowledgeable with the foreclosure process. We are also knowledgeable with the forfeiture of Agreements for Sale (“Contracts for Deed”).

Our attorneys work closely with title companies to ensure that at the end of the foreclosure or forfeiture process there is clear title so that the property can be immediately sold or refinanced.

Frequently Asked Questions about Foreclosures and Forfeitures


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Mortgage Lender After Foreclosure is Entitled to Sale Proceeds

December 17, 2023

Question: For the last few years my mother has been struggling with competency issues. Although we try to help her, we live in Buffalo.  She apparently did not make her mortgage payments, and there has been a foreclosure sale on her Ahwatukee home. The mortgage lender was the only bidder…


Renters Have Protections After Foreclosure

October 31, 2021

Question: In a recent column you said that, after a foreclosure sale of a home, the investor who purchased the home could “evict the tenant and then sell the home as quickly as possible.” The Protecting Tenants In Foreclosure Act, however, was reinstated by Congress in 2018. This Act provides…


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