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What is the Real Value of Your Florida Home? – Breaking the Rules to Get a Deal Closed

Last Update: 04/18/16   The Importance of Real Estate Appraisals It’s basic, if you want to buy a home in Florida with a mortgage, you need an appraisal of the property (you also need one if you want to refinance your mortgage). Appraisals are formal documents...

Florida House Bill 87 and “Foreclosure Reform” Passes Florida House’s Civil Justice Subcommittee: HB 87 is One Step Closer to Ending Judicial Foreclosures in Florida – This is Dangerous for Florida Home Owners and Florida Real Estate

There’s a proposed law being pushed up in Tallahassee once again this year that aims to end Florida’s long-standing judicial foreclosure process, and this year it seems to be gaining strength, though it died a pretty quick death in its earlier version last...

FRAFing: Appraisal Fraud Because Banks Want to Keep Housing Values As Low As Possible in Mortgage Buy-Backs – Bank Wrongdoing Continues

Just like the rest of the country, in Florida it is extremely important to be able to trust your real estate appraisal because appraisals, compiled by appraisers that are depended upon by many, many people to be responsible, thorough, knowledgable, and honest, give...

Short Sale Fraud in Florida: Florida Sellers and Buyers Both Victims of Short Sale Scams

Short sales are very popular right now in Florida (and the rest of the country), and as we’ve explained in earlier posts, the rising popularity in shorts sales is due in large part to the changing attitude of lenders towards short sales as being a better deal...

Another Growing Florida Home Crisis for Florida Home Owners: Unlicensed Contractors Leaving Shoddy, Problem Work That Doesn’t Meet Code

When money gets tight, it’s smart to find ways to keep costs down, right?  Whether you are a bank or an Average Joe home owner in Florida these days, it’s smart to be frugal in keeping up your property as well as undertaking improvement projects. Problem...