Florida Foreclosure Backlog – Still Lots of Problems With Florida Foreclosures as Florida AG Reminds Florida Courts to Protect Florida Homeowner Rights in Foreclosure Proceedings

| September 19, 2013

Last Update: 02/24/16 All experienced Florida foreclosure defense lawyers know that the national Foreclosure Mortgage Settlement Agreement contains a provision that mandates that lenders not go forward with a foreclosure if there is an alternative in the works for that home loan (for example, a loan modification or short sale is being negotiated). You may […]

Infographic: Benefits of Shorter Term Mortgage Home Loan (Courtesy California Ass’n of Realtors)

| August 30, 2013

Infographic: Financial Perks of Homeownership (Courtesy California Ass’n of Realtors)

| August 23, 2013

Are Florida Short Sales a Favorite With Florida Lenders?: Florida Sellers Have Great Deals for Buyers – How Florida Short Sale Lawyers Can Help.

| August 20, 2013

Last Update: 02/24/16 In a recent news article, it was reported that there is a “stigma” surrounding the Short Sale option in buying a home these days. CBSNews reported with a story entitled, “Is there a stigma with home “short sales”?” (Read the coverage here). In fact, a Fort Lauderdale area realtor was interviewed for […]

Flippers Making Lots of Money in South Florida: Is this Great News for Short Sale Home Owners and Florida Borrowers Fighting Foreclosure?

| August 6, 2013

This week, Moody’s is reporting on investors being concerned about how long it’s taking states with judicial foreclosure procedures (like Florida, New York, and New Jersey) to clear out all those residential foreclosures because the carrying costs of those loans impact the decisions made by investors in residential mortgage-backed securities. The longer it takes to […]

Florida Deficiency Foreclosure Claims: Banks Now Have One Year Statute of Limitations Deadline to Pursue the Deficiency

| June 18, 2013

Last Update: 08/01/16 In Florida, when the mortgage balance is more than the sales price of a home in foreclosure, there is a “deficiency” – stated another way – the deficiency is the amount due the lender when the sale proceeds in a short sale are not enough to pay the loan balance. That “deficiency” […]

HAMP Trial Period Plan Lawsuits: Borrowers Sue Banks for Failing to Do the Right Thing in TPP Loan Modification as Lenders Fail To Follow HAMP Requirements

| April 30, 2013

Florida homeowners, and borrowers across the country, are no longer considering HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) to be the big success that it was touted to be by the Treasury Department when it debuted back in 2009.  HAMP, as you may recall, was a part of the MakingHomeAffordable program which describes itself as: The Making […]

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 […]

What Happens When Out of State Homeowners Who Owned Florida Real Estate Face Bank Collection Efforts in Their Home State (or Country) Because of a Florida Foreclosure Judgment?: Domesticating Judgments

| April 16, 2013

For those who live outside of the State of Florida but who own or owned Florida real estate subject to foreclosure, the possibility of that foreclosure’s deficiency judgment being collected in your resident state is real. Florida Deficiency Judgments Have Five Year Statute of Limitations Deadline Deficiency judgments?  We’ve written a lot about deficiency judgments […]

FHFA Refinance Report Released Today: Over Half of Florida Refinances Done Through HARP in Janaury 2013

| April 9, 2013

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its January 2013 Refinance Report which provides information on loan modifications and refinancing during the first month of this year, not just through the federal HARP option for homeowners (Home Affordable Refinance Program), but through other re-financing alternatives available through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, too. The refinancing of […]

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