Homeowners threatened with losing their home through a bank foreclosure may benefit from the services of a real estate foreclosure attorney. When you buy a home, you usually get a bank loan and agree to repay it with monthly payments. If you fail to make the payments, the bank can start a foreclosure action, which enables them to sell your home to pay off the loan. Foreclosure laws are very detailed and strict about the process the bank must follow. A foreclosure attorney can explain your options to avoid a foreclosure sale, and help you to decide the best course of action for your situation.