Month: January 2013

South Florida Median Home Prices Jumped 21% in December 2012

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 25, 2013 | Foreclosure
The expectations for the year 2012 to be a good one for residential property values in South Florida were high. And, it did not disappoint. The median prices of south Florida homes rose again in December; up 21 percent from December a year ago to $230,000. After a long downturn, home prices climbed steadily throughout
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Florida Leads Nation in Foreclosure Activity in 2012

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 24, 2013 | Foreclosure
The year 2012 was a good one for Florida’s home prices. However, for the first time, Florida surpassed Nevada. It took the number one spot for having the most foreclosure activity in the United States. With a 53 percent increase in foreclosure filings for the year, some analysts worry about the effect this will have
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Federal Government Announcing New Mortgage Lending Rules

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 23, 2013 | Debt
In an effort to stabilize the future of our housing market, the government is announcing new mortgage lending rules. Although the new rules may decrease the number of loans made overall, they are necessary for this country. That is in order to maintain a stable housing market. According to the Chicago Tribune, “For most borrowers,
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21 Million Americans have Paid-Off Mortgages

Written By: Emil Fleysher | | Foreclosure
The number of paid-off mortgages is pretty high. According to a Zillow analysis, about 21 million Americans (or 29.3 percent of homeowners) own homes unencumbered by mortgages. Out of these, the largest group composed of 65-74-year-olds makes up about 20 percent. Also, Zillow found 34.5 percent of 20-24-year-olds are also own their homes outright. Only
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New Bill would Speed Up the Foreclosure Process in Florida

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 19, 2013 | Bankruptcy
Currently in Florida, it takes an average of 600 days for the foreclosure process to be completed. This figure is the average among both contested and uncontested cases. Last year a bill designed to speed up the process faced protests and consumer outcry and did not pass. This week, Rep. Kathleen Passidomo proposed a new
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Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended through 2013

Written By: Emil Fleysher | | Bankruptcy
After much delay and anxiety, the Mortgage Forgiveness Relief Act got an extension through 2013. Part of the fiscal cliff deal signed by Congress this past December dealt with the tax consequences. The consequences that loan modifications, short sales, and foreclosures have on the American taxpayer. Their decision extended the current Section 108(a)(1)(E) so it
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Banks to Pay $8.5 Billion in Foreclosure Settlement

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 12, 2013 | Foreclosure
Ten banks have an involvement in an agreement; brokered by the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; resulting in $3.3 billion in direct payments to borrowers. And, $5.2 billion in other assistance such as loan modifications and forgiveness of deficiency judgments. Banks included in this foreclosure settlement are Aurora, Bank
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Bank of America in $10 Billion Foreclosure Settlement With Fannie Mae

Written By: Emil Fleysher | January 11, 2013 | Foreclosure
As part of Bank of America’s continued effort to settle with Fannie Mae, the bank has announced approximately $11.6 billion dollars worth of settlements. Also, a $1.8 billion dollar sale for the collection rights to home loans. Bank of America is paying $3.6 billion to Fannie Mae; to buy back $6.75 billion in bad loans
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