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Broward County

Housing Boost for Broward County

Home sales have continued to rise in the past couple of months nationwide. In Broward County, it is no different. Those who are attempting to sell their properties are finding that there are a lot more self-assured buyers with the now steading housing market. Therefore, the interdependence between buyers and sellers will unravel the economical housing options in Broward County. In fact, close to 94 percent of single-family homes put

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settlement

Bank of America Pays Florida $1 Billion in Settlement

The Florida Attorney General’s Office declared that Bank of America will be providing a billion dollars for relief. It will go to approximately 17,000 Floridians over a settlement for mortgage security fraud. Bank of America Corp paid $16.65 billion to finalize the investigation; for the sale of harmful mortgage securities by federal, Florida. And, other states during the housing bubble. The homeowners and communities that were the most affected during

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Fort Lauderdale

Billion Dollar Condo Redevelopment Comes to Fort Lauderdale

In the past 36 months, developers of the Greater Downtown Miami area have announced their plans. The plans have to do with the creation of 65 new Towers; while the Fort Lauderdale area has sat by unproductive. This, however, was changed with news released last week. In a report provided by the Sun-Sentinel, the partnership group that manages the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale has disclosed a Billion reinvention plan.

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New Home

South Florida in the Top 10 Markets of New Home Sales

According to Metrostudy Research Firm, South Florida ranks among the top markets of home construction. The tri-county area is ranked ninth in the country. This was after conducting a nationwide survey of nearly a thousand communities, including job and population growth with housing evidence. The construction business is doing very well right now. The reason is that there is a high demand for new homes. But, the supply is minimal

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South Florida Rent

South Florida Rentals are Going Sky High

South Floridians are feeling pain when it comes time to pay their landlords. Rent is taking a larger sum out of their paychecks than nearly anywhere else in the country. And, there is no sign of relief in sight. It takes 44 percent of your earnings, typically, to pay rent in South Florida. This is 14 percent more than the average throughout the country stated Zillow.com. San Francisco and South

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Bank of America

Bank of America’s $17 Billion Settlement.

Officials intimately close to the case have stated that Bank of America has come to a record-breaking $17 Billion settlement. The purpose is to conclude the investigation in the role of selling the mortgage-backed securities; prior to the 2008 financial fiasco. Furthermore, an official, who requested to stay anonymous, stated that Bank of America will come forward with $7 billion in consumer relief. And, $10 billion in cash. In the

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Foreclosure Rate in Florida

Florida Foreclosures Still High But in Decline

For Florida, it may be a turning point in the foreclosure rate and crisis. When compared year to year, the foreclosure rate in Florida is down nearly 37%. This makes it the lowest it has been since 2008. That equates to fewer than 4 million people who are not current on their mortgage. In Florida, 12% of homeowners with mortgages are not current on their payments. This ranks Florida the

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Investment Property

Using the Bankruptcy Cram Down to Save Investment Property

Many clients come into my office seeking assistance with modifying their investment property mortgages. The first question I usually get is “will the bank reduce my principal down to what the property is worth?”The answer is that offering meaningful principal forgiveness is very rare in conventional “HAMP” or “Proprietary” modifications. Unfortunately, this results in investment properties becoming unaffordable and impossible to maintain. However, these clients often get speechless. This happens

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FHA

FHA Mortgage Applicants with Recent Foreclosures Offered a Pass

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has instituted a new program. Its name is “Back-To-Work-Extenuating Circumstances” to assist potential borrowers who faced financial hardship during the recession. This program, which began August 15th, 2013 provides a second chance for mortgage applicants. For those who have experienced financial hardship such as unemployment. Or, a severe reduction in income beyond the borrower’s control. The purpose of this program is to assist borrowers with

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new foreclosure filings

New Foreclosure Cases Down from May 2012

According to the Clerk & Comptroller’s office, new foreclosure filings in Palm Beach County have dropped. This when compared with June 2012 and May 2013. Last June Palm Beach County had 1,249 new foreclosure filings. Meanwhile, this June saw only 1,001 new filings, a 19.9 percent decrease. New filings also decreased 6.2 percent in June compared with May of this year. According to Clerk Bock, “In June we saw the

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