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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Defending Yourself From a Florida Foreclosure Part 1

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Education and representation Are we counting down to doomsday? Sometimes it feels like it. And in the current climate within the court system if it’s not doomsday, it certainly feels like the clock is winding down. 12:01 AM on October 1st, that was the final deadline for the extension provided by Executive Order (EO)… Read More »

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I’m Behind in my Mortgage Payments…Now What?

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You lost your job. You became ill. COVID-19 shut down your company. And now you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage payment. There are any number of legitimate reasons for not being able to pay your mortgage. So, what can you do? First, don’t panic. You have options and you can get help. Step 1… Read More »

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Using a Loan Modification to Avoid Foreclosure

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Struggling to make your mortgage? Worried about foreclosure? If you’re a homeowner and that mortgage is daunting to pay every month, a loan modification may just be your saving grace. With a loan modification you can make permanent or provisional changes to your loan, avoid default and foreclosure and stay in your home. Here’s… Read More »

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How Can I Find Out if My Florida Mortgage is Federally Backed or Not

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With the news that Florida is not protecting homeowners from foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic as of October 1st, now the only protection Floridian homeowners have is if their mortgage is federally backed. Nationwide, nearly half of the mortgages that exist are either owned or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Those that… Read More »

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Why You Must Act Within 20 Days of Receiving a Lis Pendens

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You missed a mortgage payment. Now what? When you miss your first mortgage payment your lender is required to send a Notice of Default before the true foreclosure process begins. If you receive this notice, do not take it lightly. This is your opportunity to contact your lender or seek legal counsel before you find… Read More »

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