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Homestead Florida Foreclosure Proceeds Despite Approved Loan Modification - August 21, 2009 - The Miami-Dade Sherriff's department evicted Anna Ramirez, of Homestead, Florida after her home was sold by foreclosure. The only problem was that the Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge, Israel Reyes, had already cancelled the sale so the borrower could accept her approved loan modification.

Florida foreclosures on rise - August 21, 2009 - Twenty-three percent of home loans in Florida were past due or in foreclosure in the second quarter of this year, making the state No. 1 in the nation in these categories.

Housing crash spawns big lawsuits - January 14, 2009 - A flood of legal claims -- of fraud, discrimination, predatory lending and more -- has followed the sharp downturn in the real-estate market. Some borrowers are even seeking compensation for the hits to their credit ratings.

Foreclosures up 81% in 2008 - January 14, 2009 - One in 54 homes entered foreclosure in 2008. Rising unemployment and sliding home prices have some experts expecting 2009 to be even worse.

New Fannie Mae policy to aid renters - January 14, 2009 - Mortgage finance company Fannie Mae has adopted a policy allowing renters to remain in their homes even if their landlord enters foreclosure.

Congress takes up foreclosure relief plans - January 14, 2009 - After a year of debate, effective government solutions remain elusive

Sales volume up, prices down for Miami-Dade homes - December 30, 2008 -   A surge in home sales in November could mean that the huge inventory of homes on the market in Miami-Dade has begun to decline, but experts say prices are still very much in flux.

Broward mortgage fraud scheme leader gets 8-year term - December 30, 2008 - The leader of a $10 million Broward-based mortgage fraud scheme has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Home prices post record 18% drop - December 30, 2008 - The 20-city S&P Case-Shiller index has posted losses for a staggering 27 months in a row.

Banks cut lending by 55% in 2008 - December 30, 2008 - U.S. loan issuance fell to the lowest volume since 1994 as banks repair balance sheets, shun underwriting new, risky deals.

HUD approves $28 million in Fla. foreclosure help - December 30, 2008 - MIAMI — A federal agency is giving more than $28 million dollars to three Florida communities that have been slammed by high foreclosures and dropping home values.

More bankruptcies expected in 2009 - December 30, 2008 - Given the depths to which the Florida economy has plunged, it is not surprising to find bankruptcies rising dramatically.

Editorial: Credit card relief - December 30, 2008 - The rules are hardly onerous; in the words of one board member, they're intended to "increase transparency and fairness ... thereby enhancing competition and empowering consumers."

Miami vigil honors the memory of 121 dead homeless people - December 19, 2008 - Several dozen people paid tribute to the 121 homeless people who died in Miami-Dade County in the past year.

Renters suffer amid South Florida foreclosures - December 18, 2008 - After working a full day and tending to her three children, the last thing Latasha Jones felt like doing was making the rounds in her apartment complex to collect contributions for the building's water bill. But she had no choice -- the landlord, in foreclosure, had abandoned the building and stopped paying for it.

Miami-Dade County OKs code rules on foreclosed homes - December 3, 2008 - Under new Miami-Dade County law, foreclosed homes will be subject to county code inspections and sellers required to disclose any violations — and cost estimates for fixing them — to potential buyers up front.

Florida real estate prognosis: More "disarray" in 2009

Hope springs eternal in breasts of Florida real estate appraisers

Bankrupt Tampa condo tower collects $21.9-million

Florida No. 2 In Foreclosures: By The Numbers

Huge jump in the third quarter over the same period last year

 
 

 


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