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

| March 4, 2014

Last Updated: 08/01/16 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 […]

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 […]

Infographic: Timeshares Resale Scams (FTC)

| September 20, 2013

Florida Foreclosure and Florida Bankruptcy: Two Trains On Different Tracks – More to Consider Before Filing Bankruptcy to Halt Florida Foreclosure

| September 10, 2013

Last Update: 02/24/16 Filing bankruptcy as a foreclosure defense strategy here in Florida may or may not be a good idea (see our earlier post). There’s one factor in this decision now that was not there years ago: time. The glut of Florida foreclosure cases on file in Florida clerks’ offices around the state has […]

Filing Bankruptcy to Fight Foreclosure in Florida: Will a Bankruptcy Filing End Up Hurting You, Not Helping You, in Your Foreclosure Defense?

| September 3, 2013

More and more often, Florida foreclosure defense lawyers have the challenge of defending clients against foreclosure on their homes after these clients have already filed bankruptcy.  A lot of times, these clients file bankruptcy to stop a foreclosure based upon their own research or with the help of speedy bankruptcy consultation, without being aware of […]

Infographic: How Are Americans Spending Money in Home Improvements?

| June 13, 2013

Florida Governor Signs Foreclosure Reform Bill HB 87 Into Law: Constitutional Violations of Due Process and Ex Post Facto Prohibitions Must Be Fought in Florida Courts

| June 11, 2013

Governor Rick Scott sat down at his Governor’s desk on June 7, 2013, picked up his pen and signed lots of bills into law that were sent to him by the Florida Legislature. Rick Scott signed things like the Veteran’s Organizations Bill (SB 390) and the Emergency Medical Services bill (SB 530) into law – […]

What is Happening With Foreclosures in South Florida Real Estate Right Now? Are We Still in a Big Mess? – Consider These Reports

| April 23, 2013

How is the Florida foreclosure market doing right now?  Some are reporting optimistic viewpoints – we’re out of the woods, they claim: everything is getting better every day. Meanwhile, for those working with Florida home owners and Florida borrowers in the current South Florida real estate market, it’s not that rosy.  Here’s why:   Proposed […]

Florida Housing Market Still in Dangerous Waters: Florida Home Owners and Florida Home Loan Borrowers Should Remain Wary and Watchful

| March 7, 2013

Florida home owners with underwater mortgages as well as Florida borrowers and Florida home buyers interested in short sales are all watching the Florida real estate housing market carefully.  When something like the latest Fiserv Case-Shiller Index on national home trends is released, many people here in South Florida take note. Today, Fiserv Case-Shiller released […]

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 […]

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