Not so long ago in this country breaking into another person's home would clearly have been a crime.
When law enforcement cared. When those we elected to protect us cared. When Judges cared.
But that was ... Read More
One pesky government policy that has prevented reasonable sales of foreclosed properties has been a requirement that a new buyer cannot get FHA financing for a property until after the prior owner held it for three months. The so called "seasoning" rule required an investor who purchased a home ... Read More
As foreclosures in Pinellas County continue to increase, there is news that the Obama administration plans to announce a new campaign to pressure lenders to modifiy mortgages for borrowers. This will come as welcome news to the many homeowners struggling to obtain a mortgage modification from their lender but ... Read More
The Florida Legislature recently found that homeowners who are in default on their mortgages, in foreclosure, or at risk of losing their homes due to nonpayment of taxes may be vulnerable to fraud, deception, and unfair dealings with foreclosure-rescue consultants or equity purchasers.
In response, the Legislature passed Chapter 501.1377, The ... Read More
1. Title Underwriters Are Going to Go Bankrupt
For as long as any of us can remember, we paid little attention to the title underwriter that was issuing title insurance right? Well those days are long gone. All of the title underwriters are under extreme financial pressures caused ... Read More