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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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What is Housing Discrimination?

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Housing discrimination is an illegal practice that applies to nearly all housing situations, including private housing, public housing, and housing that receives federal funding. These housing rights are protected under the federal Fair Housing Act, which was passed by President Lyndon Johnson as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.      … 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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Is It Ever Too Late to Stop Foreclosure?

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As a judicial state for foreclosures, Florida foreclosure law requires that a bank or mortgage servicer must receive approval from a judge prior to foreclosing on a home.   Because of this, as well as other factors in a foreclosure, the foreclosure process itself can be a long one; however, this is good news… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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