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I Can’t Make My Mortgage Payments. What Are My Options?

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Homeowners throughout Florida are in a difficult situation as the economy struggles to return to its pre-pandemic levels. If you are one of the thousands of homeowners who is having difficulty keeping up with your monthly mortgage responsibilities, know that you have options and help is a phone call away.       One… Read More »

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What Constitutes Squatting in a Foreclosed Home?

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Homes that have been foreclosed upon sometimes sit empty for a period of time, and when they do, it presents a perfect opportunity for squatters to take up residence in the home – and to live there rent-free.   If they stay long enough they may, over time, be able to gain ownership rights… Read More »

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Predatory Lending and Loan Servicing

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Why would a bank defy a court order to answer questions about possible fraudulent documents? We should find out on June 25th. For a full write up, read the following article: Miami judge warns big banks to stop playing cruel foreclosure games

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How Many Payments Do You Have to Miss Before Your House is Repossessed?

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Having your house repossessed means your mortgage lender or servicer has taken back your property after you have defaulted on payments. Homes can be repossessed because mortgage loans are a type of secured debt in which the lender has an ownership stake in the borrower’s property. Contractually, the bank is allowed to take back… Read More »

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Alleged Perjured Testimony and Robo-Signing From the Banks

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Friday, June 25th is going to be an important day. Judge Beatrice Butchko of the Miami-Dade Circuit Court ordered a partner at Akerman and his clients to a hearing about their alleged perjured testimony during an evidentiary hearing. This all circles around predatory behavior the big banks have continued to have towards homeowners struggling with… Read More »

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Can a Lender Foreclose if You Don’t Make Your Payments?

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The prospect of foreclosure can leave any homeowner wondering, “Will it happen to me?” And the reality is that it truly can happen to anyone. No one is immune to falling on hard times, and right now we’re all living in particularly challenging times.   If you are struggling to make your mortgage payments… Read More »

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Former Cuban Political Prisoner Wins Eviction Reprieve

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No one can be deprived of their property without due process. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008, countless banks were on the verge of collapse and had to go to the federal government, hat-in-hand, to be rescued from insolvency. They were given a lifeline by the American taxpayers. Then, as… Read More »

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What To Do if You Receive a Notice of Default on Your Mortgage in Florida

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Things haven’t gotten any easier for hard-working Americans during this past year, and if you’re in a position like so many others who are struggling to keep up with mortgage payments, know that you have options and you are not alone – you don’t need to fear the mailman.       Falling behind… Read More »

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What is a Foreclosure Moratorium?

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It’s a word we’ve heard frequently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but what exactly does it mean, and what should you as a homeowner in Florida know about a foreclosure moratorium?         Moratorium explained   A foreclosure moratorium is a temporary halt in the initiation or continuation of foreclosure procedures. Moratoriums can… Read More »

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