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New Conflict in Florida Foreclosure Law Related to Banks Ability to File a New Lawsuit After It’s First Case is Dismissed: Good News for Borrowers?

From a legal perspective, Florida is divided into regions or “districts” that have mid-level review courts (appeals courts) set up to oversee and review the decisions and determinations of lower trial courts. The Florida Supreme Court sits as the highest court in the...

Comparing RealtyTrac and CoreLogic Foreclosure Reports for Florida: How Bad Is It in South Florida and Miami Today?

The RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for October 2013 and the CoreLogic October National Foreclosure Report have been released to the public with some interesting insights about the real estate market today.  What can they tell homeowners and real estate...

July 2014 Deadline for Older Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments – Small South Florida Banks and Credit Unions Increasingly Aggressive on Deficiency Collection Efforts

According to the new Florida Fair Foreclosure legislation, the deadline for a bank to sue a defaulting home owner for the amount left on a mortgage after a foreclosure (the deficiency) was changed from 5 years to 1 year, regardless of when the cause of action accrued....