Florida Real Estate Partitions And Underwater Mortgages: Are They Connected?

| March 4, 2014

Recently, we had a blog comment asking about the value of real estate and whether or not an underwater home should or can be partitioned under Florida law. Asked another way, is the value of real estate, and equity in the property, a factor in a decision (or demand) to partition property in Florida? Here’s […]

Florida Legislature Annual Session Begins Today: Proposed Laws That Impact South Florida Home Owners In a Big Way Are on the Table

| March 5, 2013

Today, the 60-day annual session of the Florida Legislature begins, and the entire country is watching.  The next nine weeks are going to be a very important time for Floridians, especially Florida home owners. Things began with Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State address (read it here) but for Florida home owners and Florida […]

Florida Homeowners’ Associations Filing Foreclosure Lawsuits Against Florida Banks: Foreclosing on Banks Defaulting on Florida Community Association Fees

| December 27, 2012

Florida banks are getting sued again, and this time it’s pretty interesting.  Why?  This time, the banks are in the role of defendants in Florida foreclosure lawsuits filed in the bottle necked Florida judicial system. That’s right: the banks are having to mount a foreclosure defense strategy.  Lenders are having to file answers and appear […]

Florida Condo Timeshare Fraud: Florida Condominiums Are Great Vacation Spots But Timeshare Condo Sellers and Buyers Beware of the Scams

| June 12, 2012

Timeshares in Florida are well known.  In fact, they are part of a lot of American daydreams: a little piece of the Florida beaches with our beautiful ocean waves and sunny skies.  Timeshares let many Americans and foreigners, as well, experience living the Florida condo life – if only for a part of the time […]

Florida Hardest Hit Fund – New Expanded Version Waits for Fed Approval. Will It Help You?

| May 3, 2012

Last Friday, the State of Florida powers-that-be announced that they were revamping the Hardest Hit Fund for Florida residents, making eligibility requirements easier to meet for lots of Floridians.   Which is good news if you are past due on your mortgage payments, right? What’s the Florida Hardest Hit Fund? Go here for our earlier post […]