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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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Can You Miss a Mortgage Payment?

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Many hardworking Americans have fallen on hard times in this past year and climbing back out from financial difficulties can be a monumental challenge. Before we get too far into the details of what to do if you miss a mortgage payment, however, one of the most important things to keep in mind is… Read More »

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What to Do After Receiving a Forbearance

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A mortgage forbearance is when your lender allows you to temporarily reduce your monthly mortgage payment or put a temporary pause on paying your mortgage. Forbearance does not mean you no longer owe that money. You will still be responsible for repaying the reduced payments or any missed payments once the forbearance period ends…. Read More »

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How Many Mortgage Payments Can I Miss Before Foreclosure?

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Foreclosures have a way of creeping up on hardworking homeowners despite their earnest efforts to keep up with payments. For families who are struggling financially, it can be hard to get your feet back under you when you feel like you keep falling farther behind. Understanding the typical foreclosure timeline With mortgage payments, you… 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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Preparing for a Summary Judgment Hearing As Part of a Foreclosure

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In the Florida foreclosure process, the summary judgment hearing occurs after you have been delivered the summons and given a copy of the complaint and lis pendens. It’s an essential step in the process because if the bank were to get summary judgment, it can then proceed with a foreclosure sale. After receiving the… 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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