Facing Foreclosure in Florida? Getting Deposition Testimony of the Bank Is Critical to Your Defense

| March 17, 2015

Here in South Florida, a healthy number of foreclosure lawsuits are still being filed every week causing lots of stress for home owners. Sadly, many of these home owners have thrown their hands up at trying to deal with their bank and have simply given up trying to save their home (including walking away); they […]

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 […]

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

| December 24, 2013

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 investors about South Florida real estate and our Florida foreclosure bust? The Florida Foreclosure Numbers […]

Florida Governor Signs Foreclosure Reform Bill HB 87 Into Law: Constitutional Violations of Due Process and Ex Post Facto Prohibitions Must Be Fought in Florida Courts

| June 11, 2013

Governor Rick Scott sat down at his Governor’s desk on June 7, 2013, picked up his pen and signed lots of bills into law that were sent to him by the Florida Legislature. Rick Scott signed things like the Veteran’s Organizations Bill (SB 390) and the Emergency Medical Services bill (SB 530) into law – […]

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 […]

FHFA Cracks Down on Force Placed Insurance: Finally, Florida Home Owners Have Federal Support Against Scandalous Force-Place Insurance Policies

| March 26, 2013

Yesterday, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency Edward DeMarco released news from FHFA that is great news for many financially-strapped Florida home owners who are fighting foreclosure:  finally, federal action is doing something about the force-place insurance mess. FHFA Announces Federal Action to Halt Abuse of Home Owners Through Lender Placed Insurance Coverage […]

Florida Legislature Annual Session Begins Today: Proposed Laws That Impact South Florida Home Owners In a Big Way Are on the Table

| March 5, 2013

Today, the 60-day annual session of the Florida Legislature begins, and the entire country is watching.  The next nine weeks are going to be a very important time for Floridians, especially Florida home owners. Things began with Governor Rick Scott’s State of the State address (read it here) but for Florida home owners and 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 […]

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Florida Home Owners in Pino v. Bank of New York: Bad Day for Florida Foreclosure Defense, Great Day for Fraudulent Filing Banks

| February 21, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled against Florida homeowners –  and for the foreclosing banks –  in Roman Pino v. the Bank of New York.  The opinion came down on February 7, 2013, and you can read the entire thing online at Google Scholar.   Pino Caught the Bank Filing Fraudulent Assignment of Mortgage and […]