Fleysher Law Blog

Foreclosure Activity on the Rise Again in South Florida
By: Emil Fleysher | October 14, 2011 | Foreclosure
Foreclosures are picking up again in South Florida after the year long slow down resulting from the Robo-Signer
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Can my Homeowner’s Association (HOA) foreclose on my home?
By: Emil Fleysher | July 26, 2011 | Bankruptcy
Many borrowers that have stopped making their mortgage payments are unsure as to whether or not they should continue making payments to their homeowner’s association; commonly referred to as their HOA. My clients that are facing foreclosure often ask what the consequences are for not paying the HOA. And, they are often surprised with my
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When is the right time to file for Bankruptcy?
By: Emil Fleysher | June 22, 2011 | Bankruptcy
When to file for Bankruptcy? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that my clients need answering. The truth is, like most answers to legal questions, it depends... Creditor Harassment / Collection Calls: If the primary force driving you to file for bankruptcy is harassing phone calls, letters, and e-mails from your creditors,
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Homeowners are Sinking Deeper Underwater
By: Emil Fleysher | May 9, 2011 | Debt
According to a recent Bloomberg article, more than 28 percent of U.S. homeowners owed more than their properties were worth. This is in the first quarter of 2011. This was the biggest drop in U.S. home values since 2008. Home prices fell approximately 3% in the first quarter of 2011. And, they are expected to
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Can a Mediation Save your Home from Foreclosure?
By: Emil Fleysher | March 3, 2011 | Debt
In 2009, Florida Supreme Court issued an order mandating foreclosure mediation for all residential homesteaded properties. In other words, upon filing a foreclosure action on a primary residence, the banks now have to attend mediation with the borrower. This is before the case can proceed, or at least provide the borrower with the option. Under
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What are the alternatives to Bankruptcy?
By: Emil Fleysher | January 20, 2011 | Bankruptcy
Believe it or not, there are some alternatives to bankruptcy. Your right to file for bankruptcy and discharge your debts is a very important and very powerful right. It can only be used once every 8 years and should not be exercised unless absolutely necessary. The general rule of thumb for deciding whether you should
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What Happens to my 2nd Mortgage/Home Equity Loan in Ch. 7 Bankruptcy?
By: Emil Fleysher | December 23, 2010 | Bankruptcy
Many clients are concerned with what will happen to their second mortgage (also referred to as a Home Equity Loan, Home Equity Line of Credit or HELOC) during and after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. What is Second Mortgage? In general, second mortgages or HELOCs are loans that property owners get. The value of the property above
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Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on South Florida Home Prices
By: Emil Fleysher | November 1, 2010 | Debt
The following is a series of charts organized by county showing the declining (in most cities) median listing prices for homes in South Florida. Moreover, they show the effects of the foreclosure crisis. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Aventura Bal Harbour Aventura Zillow Home Value Index Aventura Home Values - Interactive chart Bal Harbour Median List Price Bal
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