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Florida Program to Help People in Foreclosure Lacks Measurable Goals

A federal report critical of a foreclosure prevention plan specifically mentions Florida as failing to set measurable goals for its Hardest Hit program. Florida was one of 18 states and the District of Columbia that received money from the Hardest Hit Fund, which was first announced in Feb. 2010. Florida’s Hardest Hit program is meant to create breathing room for homeowners looking for work or higher-paying jobs. Those who are

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Seniors are Facing Foreclosure at Alarming Rates

Seniors are Facing Foreclosure at Increasing Rates

For the first time, the nation received evidence through an AARP report of how the real estate crash is affecting its senior citizens. While older homeowners still have lower foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates then people under the age of 50, they are increasing. AARP’s findings include: About 5.7 percent of homeowners age 65 and older were in foreclosure in 2011, up from 0.58 percent in 2007. More than 5

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Florida Housing Market Continues to Face Uncertainty

The story of Florida’s housing market continues to be one of foreclosures and distressed sales. It is expected that over one million distressed homes will hit the market over the next year or so. This backlog of distressed homes leads to the expectation that this increase in inventory would cause prices to plunge. However, despite some continuing foreclosures, bank-owned homes have not hit the market in large numbers. It appears

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Why didn’t my attorney strip my 2nd mortgage in my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filed last year?

I was recently asked this question by a woman who had read my article in the Palm Beach Post regarding stripping 2nd mortgage liens in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. She states that she saw in my article that “a new case allows the 2nd mortgage to be stripped off with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy” and that her bankruptcy attorney filed her Ch. 7 Bankruptcy last year without stripping off the 2nd

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Emil Fleysher Quoted in Recent Report on CoreLogic CoreScore Model

A recent article written by reporter Kelly Dilworth quotes several resources including Emil Fleysher in discussing the potential effects and implications of the new CoreScore model of credit reporting from Core Logic. Mr. Fleysher has previously written 2 articles on the topic that were posted to the Blog. To read the full article please visit the following link… FICO introduces new, less traditional credit score If you have

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Bankruptcy & Debt Defense Attorney helps with Final Judgments

What is a “Final Judgment” and why should I care?

A final judgment is the Judge’s final decision in a case as recorded in the files stored in the Office of the Clerk of Courts. The party that sued you and obtained the judgment is called a “judgment creditor.” The judgment creditor can obtain right to proceed against your property through writ of execution, garnishment, or other judicial process. A judgment becomes a lien when a certified copy of it

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South Florida Bankruptcy Filings Continue to Fall

WFRAKXYF7WAH South Florida bankruptcy filings were down substantially in the 2nd quarter compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Personal bankruptcy filings (Chapter 7 & Chapter 13) in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties totaled 7,194 from April through June of 2012 (down 23% from 2011). Bankruptcy filings can be linked in large part to the rate of

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Florida Grabs a Chunk of Foreclosure Settlement Money for State Budget

Out of $334 million in cash payments sent to Florida in a multibillion dollar mortgage settlement with major banks, more than $33 million will help strengthen the state’s budget. Florida is one of several states taking a portion of the $2.5 billion in cash payments from banks and using it for programs not directly related to the foreclosure crisis. Florida’s total take in the $25 billion national settlement is worth

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Lenders Prefer Short Sales to Foreclosures

Short sales are exceeding the number of foreclosure sales in South Florida. Broward County had 1,831 short sales in the first three months of 2012, compared with 1,476 foreclosure deals. On a quarterly basis, this is the first time short sales have outnumbered foreclosures in Broward since early 2008. Short sales also exceeded foreclosures in Palm Beach County and across Florida from January through March. Banks are more motivated to

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Voluntary Dismissals and Foreclosure Paperwork Irregularities Examined

The Florida Supreme Court has been asked to prevent lenders from escaping sanctions for using fraudulent documents by filing voluntary dismissals. The issue is whether courts have the authority to reject the voluntary dropping of the case and instead impose sanctions, including dismissing the foreclosures with prejudice. Attorneys asking for dismissal with prejudice argue that the current system allows every party who comes before the courts to lie, cheat, or

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