Florida Forged Deeds: Foreclosure REO Properties Tempting Target for Fraudulent Conveyance of Homes to Innocent Buyers Via Fake Deeds

| July 16, 2013

Florida law is very protective of land titles and there are lots of legal requirements to be met in documenting ownership of real estate. For instance, real estate ownership must be documented in writing and that document must meet certain legal requirements. (See Florida Statute 689.01 et seq.) Why? Strict laws are needed to protect […]

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 Foreclosures in Miami-Dade and Broward County: What’s Happening Now with Foreclosures and Short Sales – In 2013?

| December 18, 2012

Here at year-end, let’s consider some numbers for the Miami-Dade and Broward County areas that are important to Florida home owners, including those in South Florida facing foreclosure or considering a short sale (also including those considering a strategic default because of a financial hardship or because they have an underwater mortgage); According to the […]

Florida Short Sales Success: Home Owners Need to Be Smart and Shrewd in Short Sale Strategies to Get to Closing Before December 31, 2012: Don’t Get Burned in the Fever

| October 16, 2012

With pressure building to get short sales done before the end of the year (when the tax exemption for deficiencies expires), it’s becoming more and more important to help buyers find Florida short sale properties as well as helping sellers promote their short sale deals.   Even more important: to get that deal done and the […]

Florida Housing Recovery Forecasts and the Florida Home Owner: The Need to be Savvy and Smart With Underwater Mortgages or Foreclosure Defenses Is Very Important In 2012

| August 30, 2012

There is a lot of hoopla in the media these days about the housing crisis – and here in Florida, there’s a lot of talk about a turnaround, people forecasting that the worst is over and the housing industry is rebounding.  From a foreclosure defense perspective, that sounds nice but it may be overly optimistic: […]