19 Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate

| April 15, 2014

In Florida, particularly South Florida, families want to own a home; retirees want to buy a condo or townhouse; investors from around the country and world want investment property, including rentals; and vacation homes in or near the water are a dream of almost everyone. For most buyers, the purchase of a home, condo, or […]

Lost Notes in Florida Foreclosure Cases: Banks Must Prove Their Case With Valid Legal Documents

| April 1, 2014

Lost Note and Your Foreclosure Defense: How Can The Bank Foreclosure If They Cannot Find the Original Promissory Note? Even though the dust has settled here in Florida from all of the Foreclosure Fraud, and the mortgage fraud settlement is completed, there’s still a lot of foreclosure victims out there; we’re still seeing people who […]

Florida Families After a Foreclosure: What Happens to Florida Households Post-Foreclosure? Good News as Foreclosures Don’t Block New Home Mortgages

| February 4, 2014

The impact of a foreclosure upon a family and its financial future has been the subject of many studies over the last several years, particularly after the recent Housing Crisis hit the United States. (For example, read the 2011 study by a Federal Reserve economist about “The Post-Foreclosure Experience of US Households.”) The logical thing […]

Are Better Qualified Borrowers, Cash Buyers and Blackstone The Reason Why Florida Real Estate Will Continue To Improve?

| January 17, 2014

Recent News About The South Florida Real Estate Recovery Apparently, the housing recovery in South Florida, something that I still don’t understand, is going to push prices up again this year.  The increase in prices, they say, will only be in the single digits and not at the double digit pace we saw last year.  […]

2014 Surprise for Florida Underwater Mortgages: Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Tax Break Has Not Been Extended – Deficiency Will Be Taxed in 2014

| December 31, 2013

This time last year, we discussed how Congress was “kicking the can down the road” by passing federal legislation that extended the 2007 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act’s tax break for one year as part of last year’s Fiscal Cliff legislation. (Read the details here, “Florida Short Sales and Florida Foreclosure Defense Deadline for Tax […]

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