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

| September 9, 2014

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 containing an expert analysis of the market value of […]

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 Foreclosure Defense and The Stigma of Foreclosure: David Cassidy Understands What Fellow Underwater Mortgage Florida Home Owners Fighting Bank Foreclosures Are Feeling – And So Should Your Foreclosure Defense Lawyer

| July 12, 2012

Florida home owners fighting foreclosure and/or making mortgage payments on underwater mortgages have a lot on their minds.  They have to way their options and evaluate how their decisions will impact their families and their own well being.  With all of these issues, they may be comforted to know that they are not alone, there […]

Florida Supreme Court to Decide Sanctions for Foreclosure Fraud Documents Filed by Big Bank: Pino v. Bank of New York – Big Question for All Florida Foreclosure Fraud Victims

| May 8, 2012

Next Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a big Florida foreclosure defense case – so big, in fact, that lots of banks are complaining to the news media that there will be a huge state-wide financial crisis if the Florida Supreme Court sides with the Average Joe citizen who’s fighting this […]

Florida Home Owners: Beware the Foreclosure Rescue Company or the Friendly Mortgage Modification Company – There Are Lots of Scam Artists Out There

| February 7, 2012

It’s sad but true that all too often home owners already facing the stress and difficulties of becoming delinquent in their mortgage payments and facing the consequences of that delinquency – losing their home, their credit rating, dealing with bill collection efforts, etc. – then fall prey to the additional stress of being the victims […]

Home Appraisal Fraud Getting More Attention Including New Insurance Coverage for Bad Real Estate Appraisals

| November 29, 2011

Appraisal fraud is a big, big problem both in Florida and across the country. Now, it may be that this hole in the dam that is ForeclosureFraud may start to get fixed — there seems to be some movement towards fixing appraisal fraud and appraiser negligence. Appraisal Fraud Insurance Coverage Announced – For Lenders and […]

Banks Start Their Engines as Florida Foreclosures Are On the Rise: Lenders’ Lull Is Over According to New RealtyTrac Foreclosure Report

| November 10, 2011

RealtyTrac, just released its October 2011 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ and the numbers that the national real estate industry leader has compiled are confirming what we’ve been warning folk about for awhile now:  the banks are starting to become active again, and foreclosures are on the rise.  Banks are getting busy taking homes — after […]

Florida Supreme Court Orders Review of Florida Mandatory Foreclosure Mediation Program: Why? It’s Not Working.

| October 20, 2011

A few weeks ago, the Florida Supreme Court ordered a review of its 18-month-old mandatory foreclosure mediation program.    (You can read the December 2009 Administrative Order creating the program and the September 26, 2011 Administrative Order reviewing its results online.)  The Palm Beach Post is reporting that as soon as tomorrow, the decision will […]

Attention Florida Homeowners – Have You Stopped Making Your Mortgage Payment? Are You Thinking About Not Paying Your Florida Home Loan Anymore? Here Are Some Things To Consider.

| October 6, 2011

Today, another federal report was released, this time from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: seems that mortgage delinquencies are rising again.  Which means that many people are not making that monthly mortgage payment.  As the Wall Street Journal suggests, this number is only going to go up if unemployment rates rise. Florida […]

Florida Legislature May Change Florida Law to Take Foreclosure Lawsuits Out of Florida Courtrooms: Move to Make Florida a Nonjudicial Foreclosure State

| September 29, 2011

Changing Florida foreclosure law in a big way is being considered right now, and Florida homeowners need to be aware of this growing movement.  If these efforts succeed, then the Florida Legislature will change longstanding Florida law, making it even easier for banks to do the wrong thing – since there won’t be a judge […]