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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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The Bank’s Burden of Proof in a Foreclosure Case

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The bank has no foreclosure case against you if it cannot prove its claim against you. Don’t let them try to bully you into thinking otherwise. When it comes to Florida foreclosure cases, your best defense is an aggressive offense, and that means forcing your bank to prove their claims. Every claim they make… Read More »

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Chapter 13 and the Automatic Stay on Foreclosures

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In the fight to keep your home from foreclosure, homeowners may be surprised by the options they have. No, you don’t have to just roll over and let the bank take your home away from you. You have several defense strategies – some which are best used earlier in the process and others that… Read More »

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When Filing for Bankruptcy May Be a Good Idea to Stop a Foreclosure

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One of the many foreclosure defense strategies that homeowners behind on their mortgage may consider is filing for bankruptcy, but is it the right choice for you if you find yourself up against a Goliath banking institution on the verge of taking over your home? Maybe, but before taking any action, please get in… Read More »

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Programs for Floridians to Avoid Foreclosure

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Being at risk of foreclosure does not mean you are without options when it comes to keeping your home. And the earlier you seek out possible programs or opportunities to protect yourself from foreclosure, the better. If you are struggling to keep up with your monthly mortgage payments, don’t ignore the problem. Seek help… Read More »

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Defending Yourself from a Florida Foreclosure Part 9

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Take Any Settlement Offer Seriously The road through any Florida foreclosure is a long one, and it has many bumps and turns along the way. And the road traveled is never the same for any two homeowners. Everyone’s story is unique; everyone’s circumstances are different. No matter the situation, we know how difficult of… Read More »

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Defending Yourself from a Florida Foreclosure Part 8

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Subpoena Everyone As a judiciary state for foreclosure legal proceedings, all Florida foreclosure cases must be seen in court. This means a couple of things for you as a homeowner – 1) that it’s a relatively slow process (see what we suggest doing to take advantage of the delays by reading Part 7 in… Read More »

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Wall Street Investors-Turned-Landlords Profit From Evictions

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It’s been more than eight years now since the economic crash of 2008. Now, the big mortgage lenders – the same entities that played a huge role in that crisis, the same companies that received sizable bailouts under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act – are getting into the rental industry. It may surprise no… Read More »

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Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure

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Ocwen Financial holds the keys to some 17,500 defaulted home mortgage loans – and can’t continue to foreclose on a single one. That is true at least for the time being, after the National Mortgage Settlement monitor announced the company is barred from foreclosure action after falling short of the required performance metrics. The… Read More »

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