Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

| December 18, 2014

December 2014 update on what we are seeing now with Florida foreclosures and related issues – 1. Foreclosure filings have remained steady in the last few weeks – this observation is based upon the number of calls we are receiving and on the number of lis pendens being filed, per week, in Broward County Public […]

Infographic: American Housing Market Crash

| June 6, 2013

Read Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Letter to SEC, DOJ, and Federal Reserve: Why Are No Banks Being Tried for Criminal Acts in Foreclosure Fraud?

| May 30, 2013

Florida Foreclosure Victims Facing Lots of Changes in May 2013, Many That Will Hurt Florida Borrowers and Home Owners

| May 28, 2013

Lots of money is being spent in the month of May 2013 on the continuing Florida foreclosure crisis, providing some good news for Florida borrowers and Florida home owners — however, not all of the news is good — including the news on how the law may be changing regarding how foreclosures are handled in […]

Florida House Passes “Foreclosure Reform” Bill HB 87: Travesty of Justice for Florida Home Owners and Florida Borrowers – Here’s Why

| May 7, 2013

The proposed “foreclosure reform” legislation that failed last year, got revamped, and was proposed again this year to be made into new Florida law has been a big concern for foreclosure defense attorneys and advocates for Florida home owners. We’ve been monitoring House Bill 87 as it has been making its way through the Florida […]

Palm Beach Administrative Order Brings Rocket Docket Back to South Florida Foreclosures: What Does This Mean, Good and Bad, to South Florida Home Owners?

| February 26, 2013

Last week, an Administrative Order was issued by the Chief Judge for the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida that will have a huge impact on Florida home owners and South Florida borrowers dealing with foreclosure issues.  (Read the Order here.) Why the Palm Beach County Administrative […]

South Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers’ New Nemesis is The Robo-Witness: Bank Custodian of Records Without Personal Knowledge of the Loan Documents is Giving Hearsay Testimony

| February 14, 2013

Today, RealtyTrac is making the national news again with its report that the State of Florida has more than twice the number of foreclosure actions as any other state in the country.  According to its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for January 2013 (released this morning), in January 2013 Florida saw its foreclosure activity increase on an annual […]

Borrowers Sue Banks More and More: Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules for Home Owner – Foreclosing Bank Loses, Had No Standing to Foreclose on Borrower

| January 15, 2013

Borrowers are starting to file lawsuits against their mortgage lenders and banks are not only finding themselves as defendants in courtrooms across the country, they are also finding judges more than happy to rule against them and in favor of home owners and home loan borrowers. Which is what happened this week in Massachusetts, when […]

Florida Foreclosure Mill Law Firm Discipline Continues: Marshall C. Watson Agrees to Florida Bar Suspension in Consent Judgment – Lawyer for Foreclosure Fraud Bank Held Accountable for Robosigning Activities

| January 8, 2013

Back in 2010, then Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum instituted investigations into three Florida law firms that were handling lots and lots of foreclosure lawsuits on behalf of their lender clients.  The Attorney General officially began looking into “improper documentation” filed by these law firms in Florida court records that “…may have been created and […]

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 […]