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What is Mortgage Relief and How You Can Apply for It

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As a homeowner, you face a mountain of financial responsibilities, and it can feel overwhelming to stay on top of your debt and monthly payment obligations.   It’s important to remember, however, that there are always options for relief if you are going through a financial rough patch.   Types of mortgage relief  … Read More »

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How to Know if You’re a Victim of Housing Discrimination

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Housing discrimination practices can often be hard to spot. Sometimes even when you know you’re experiencing discrimination, it may be difficult to pin-point the specific discriminatory actions you are facing, but there are certain red flags to be aware of.   Identifying – and fighting back against – housing discrimination is essential to protecting… Read More »

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Can Foreclosure be Reversed?

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In Florida, there are legal pathways to stop a foreclosure even after the foreclosure auction has taken place through what is called the “Statutory Right of Redemption.”   Pursuant to Fla. Stat. §45.0315, a homeowner is permitted to reverse a foreclosure sale after the property has been sold at auction if they are able… Read More »

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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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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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What It Means When a Lis Pendens is Filed

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Lis pendens, which is Latin for “suit pending,” is a notice declaring that a lawsuit has been filed in regards to land or property. If you are facing a Florida foreclosure and receive a notice of default followed by a notice of lis pendens at the beginning of the foreclosure process, it means that… Read More »

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What are the Foreclosure Laws in Florida?

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Foreclosure laws vary by state, so if you’re a Florida homeowner, it’s important to partner with a trusted foreclosure defense lawyer who is a member of the Florida Bar and has extensive experience fighting and defeating Goliath banking institutions like the one you’re up against. In Florida, like elsewhere in the country, if you… Read More »

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What Happens When Forbearance Ends for Floridians

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Here in Florida, thousands of families have been able to experience some relief from their monthly mortgage obligations with forbearance under the CARES Act. But soon that forbearance period will be ending and homeowners will have to make some decisions about what to do next. As a temporary relief program, forbearance allows you to… Read More »

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How to Avoid Foreclosure and Save Your Home

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When you buy your new home, the last thing on your mind is foreclosure, but unfortunately economic hardship can fall on anyone. If you find yourself nearing the prospect of foreclosure, there are steps you can take to avoid foreclosure and save your Florida home. What to do if your home is at risk… Read More »

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Bank of America fights contentious court battle over purge of nearly 2 billion bank records

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I am very proud that after years of fighting foreclosure fraud by Bank of America and months of investigation by CNBC.com, they have finally published an in-depth story about my work. “Miami attorney Bruce Jacobs, a former prosecutor, says the bank got rid of loan records that he claims may have contained evidence of fraud…. Read More »

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