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Dealing with Creditors or Debt Collectors

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Do you get letters from creditors or debt collectors trying to collect old credit card, retail, or medical debts, and wonder “how long do these people have to collect this stuff?” The debts may seem so old you don’t remember even incurring them, and maybe you even thought the debts had disappeared or been… Read More »

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Mixed Credit Files Can Lead to Inaccurate Credit Reports

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There are many reasons why having good credit—or at least keeping your credit as positive as possible—is a good thing. It can be difficult enough keeping our credit healthy even in the best of circumstances. But when something shows up on our credit that isn’t ours, or that we don’t recognize, it can be… Read More »

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Robocalls and Unwanted Solicitation Calls are On the Rise

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Does it feel like your phone is ringing constantly with robocalls? You’re not alone – the number of these calls has skyrocketed lately. April marks the high point of these calls since 2015. By one estimate, there were 3.4 billion such calls in April of this year, or 112 million of them every day…. Read More »

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Wells Fargo Admits to Error That Cost Borrowers Their Homes

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When the economy tanked around 2007-2008, the government knew that something had to be done to help people keep their homes. One option that was created was the Making Home Affordable Program (also known as HAMP, or Home Affordable Modification Program). The HAMP Program The program was designed to modify home loans to a… Read More »

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Case Requires Bank to Show Compliance with FHA Requirements

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For the most part, every mortgage and note are generally the same (at least in Florida, and if we’re talking about first mortgages on residential property). That is, they use the same basic language, with the same requirements imposed on the lender and the borrower. FHA Loans But FHA loans are a little different…. Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Important Case Involving Attorney’s Fees

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The Florida Supreme Court is set to decide an important case on attorneys fees. While the issue of attorney’s fees may not seem like one of great importance to your everyday consumer, this one is. Despite the fact the case is a foreclosure case, it could have striking ramifications for many kinds of consumer… Read More »

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Foreclosure Starts Spike in South Florida in July

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Anyone who remembers the wave of foreclosures that crashed over Florida a decade ago must be disturbed by a new study from Attom Data Solutions. The study shows that foreclosure starts spiked in South Florida for July, well over the levels of a year prior. In fact, the foreclosure rate for Florida was higher… Read More »

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Re-Aging May Keep Negative Items on Your Credit Longer Than They Should Be There

By Jacobs Legal |

One of the most common questions that consumers have is how long certain items stay on their credit report. That answer is more complex than it should be, but a major issue regarding credit reports is one that causes debts and negative marks to show up on your credit longer than they legally are… Read More »

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Case Requires Bank to Show Compliance with FHA Requirements

By Jacobs Legal |

For the most part, every mortgage and note are generally the same (at least in Florida, and if we’re talking about first mortgages on residential property). That is, they use the same basic language, with the same requirements imposed on the lender and the borrower. FHA Loans But FHA loans are a little different…. Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Important Case Involving Attorney’s Fees

By Jacobs Legal |

The Florida Supreme Court is set to decide an important case on attorney’s fees. While the issue of attorney’s fees may not seem like one of great importance to your everyday consumer, this one is. Despite the fact the case is a foreclosure case, it could have striking ramifications for many kinds of consumer… Read More »

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