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Nationwide Foreclosure Statistics

Florida Remains a Leader in Nationwide Foreclosure Statistics

Nationwide Foreclosure Statistics are alarming for Florida. Florida remains tops in the nation for the highest percentage of distressed homes. And, the number of completed foreclosures, a new report has found. The state’s foreclosure inventory (properties in some stage of foreclosure) stood at 8.6% of all mortgaged homes in June, real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday. While that rate is down from a revised 8.8% in May and from

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Foreclosure Settlement

Lucky Few Floridians Get $125,000 from Foreclosure Settlement, Most to Get $300

The first wave of checks from the $3.6 billion dollars federal foreclosure settlement will be mailed this Friday; according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, with hundreds of thousands of them going to Florida residents. In fact, out of the 4.2 million borrowers who will be receiving settlement checks, a lucky 1,100 residents nationwide will receive the maximum

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Loss Mitigation Programs

Loss Mitigation Programs Overview

In the wake of the housing crisis, lawsuits against lenders, and settlements between government entities and some of the world’s biggest banks, an alphabet soup of loss mitigation programs have emerged and re-emerged. To help make sense of all of the available loss mitigation programs and how they relate to your situation, I have prepared the below outline. It describes substantially all of the major programs offered on residential loans

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Florida Loses Top Foreclosure Spot to Nevada

Florida has ranked number one in the nation for foreclosure activity during the last 6 months. But, now the run has ended. New statistics for March 2013 report Nevada as now being number one in the country. One in every 317 homes in Florida is in some stage of foreclosure. Meanwhile, statistics show one in every 306 homes in Nevada is in foreclosure. According to RealtyTrac, Florida had 12,100 new

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Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Announce “No-Doc” Loan Modification Program

Beginning in July of this year, borrowers with mortgages owned or backed by Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac will be able to reduce their monthly payments. They can do this without providing documentation regarding their income under a program introduced late last month. Announcement and the Purpose The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the program on March 29, 2013. Its purpose is to curb losses to the government-owned Fannie

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Non-Jury Trial

Why was my Foreclosure Case Scheduled for Non-Jury Trial?!

A large number of people are getting a non-jury trial order from the court. If you are among the thousands of South Florida borrowers in Foreclosure that have recently received an order from the court scheduling a non-jury trial, your time and options are definite. South Florida courts have enacted new rules and procedures to push through aging foreclosure cases, which will clear their caseload. But, they send myriad properties

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Mediation Program

South Florida Bankruptcy Courts Implement Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

A mediation program is usually a great way for a plaintiff and defendant to sit down with a neutral arbiter to hash out their differences. And, to come to a resolution that is usually better than continued litigation. Mediation is successful in all types of disputes including personal injury cases, contract disputes, and even divorces. However, in these cases, circuit court judges will readily punish a party who fails to

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Foreclosure bill

Foreclosure Speed-Up Bill Continues House Trek

The bill to expedite the foreclosure process has passed its second committee, the House Justice Appropriations Committee, by a 9-2 vote. Known as House Bill 87, this bill allows third-party lien holders to start foreclosure proceedings. And, it rushes the final judgment of foreclosure if a legitimate defense is not filed. Objections from consumer advocates fear HB 87 would put the rights of homeowners at risk. But, the bill also

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zombie foreclosures

Borrowers Are Discovering That Their Foreclosed Homes Are Coming Back To Haunt Them — Long After They Have Moved Out

Your home has been in foreclosure, possibly for years. And, the bank has finally set a sale date so you move out. You and your family are starting over in a new home. Moreover, you no longer think of your old home that the bank sold. That is, until years later when a debt collector calls to tell you that you owe thousands in new debt from the home. That

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private mortgage insurance

Insurer Can Sue for Unpaid Mortgage Debt

The most important thing to learn before short selling a property or having the lender foreclose upon is whether or not the renouncing of the deficiency will happen. If the deficiency has been waived then you do not have to pay that debt. If the deficiency was not waived when your property was short sold or foreclosed upon and your loan had private mortgage insurance; then make preparations for a

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