To foreclose a mortgage

not technically correct, but often used to signify) the obtaining a judgment for the payment of an overdue mortgage, and the exposure of the mortgaged property to sale to meet the mortgage debt.
- Wharton.
See under Foreclose.

See also: Foreclose, Mortgage

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A plaintiff who is not the original lender may establish standing to foreclose a mortgage loan by submitting a note with a blank or special endorsement, an assignment of the note, or an affidavit otherwise proving the plaintiff's status as the holder of the note.
14, 2014) ("A plaintiff who is not the original lender may establish standing to foreclose a mortgage loan by submitting a note with a blank or special endorsement, an assignment of the note, or an affidavit otherwise proving the plaintiff's status as the holder of the note.
In Pinellas County, it now costs a plaintiff $1,905 to file suit to foreclose a mortgage with a value in excess of $250,000.
Lost Notes--Florida law requires the note holder to tender the original promissory note to the court to obtain a judgment on the note or to foreclose a mortgage given as security for the debt evidenced by the note.
27) These cases appear to indicate that a duly authorized servicer, as an agent for the trustee, could establish standing to foreclose a mortgage held by the trust.