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unpaid assessments

Unpaid Assessments After Foreclosure, Who is Responsible?

Now that the tidal wave of foreclosure diminishes, legislators and judges are adjusting the law. They are doing this to determine who will respond to pay past due balances, most of which are condominium fees. The Florida safe harbor provision puts a cap on unpaid condo assessments that are owned by “the first mortgagee or its successor or assigns” who pick up title during the foreclosure process. They are liable

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advisory committee

An Attorney’s Challenge To A Foreclosure Order Was Supported By Advisory Panel

An advisory committee to the Florida Supreme Court informed the Palm Beach Circuit chief judge that an administrative order that throws out certain motions in foreclosure cases as “abandoned” is a local rule. According to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, a local rule is a rule of “practice or procedure” for trial court application only; because local conditions require it. It provides an omission or facilitates an application of a

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medical debt

Medical Debt Affects A Large Portion of Americans

In a new report of compiled data provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, close to 20 percent of U.S. shoppers are in debt. This is due to unpaid medical bills. The bills that insurance companies and hospitals are providing seem to confuse many Americans. That is, those for the cost of their treatments. This confusion is causing lower credit scores. And, it is making it much harder for Americans

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Loan Modifications

Loan Modifications Con-Man Gets Over A Decade In Federal Prison

Read how a con-man managed to cheat people in return for loan modifications. Jason Vitulano plead guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison. He also got an order to pay restitution of $5.9 million dollars in a West Palm Beach Courthouse. This is after running a boiler room scheme targeting troubled homeowners for mail and wired fraud. Between 2008 and 2009 the Boca Raton man who was

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home prices

Home Price Gains Have Slowed Down

September brought on the slowest rise in home prices while providing decent sale gains and more variety in sale inventory. According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of home prices in 20 major cities, September marked a 4.9 percent increase; in comparison to a year ago but a 5.6 percent decrease compared to August. For the first time in seven months, the 20-city index was unchanged. Nine of the 20

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