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Florida High Court Protects Consumers’ Right to Collect Attorney’s Fees

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The Florida Supreme Court has taken a step to help homeowners who seek out attorneys to help them fight foreclosure cases. The recent case allows firms like ours to continue helping those in need. Prevailing Party Contract Provisions It is established law that where a contract (which includes a mortgage) says that a party… Read More »

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Court Sanctions Bank Foreclosure Attorneys for Skipping Trial Three Times

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Since the days when the foreclosure crisis first started, one thing has been consistent: Banks and their attorneys don’t want to provide or produce evidence to homeowners trying to defend their case, and they will make every argument—even frivolous ones—to avoid doing so. It’s one thing to abuse court resources and everyone’s time making… Read More »

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What is a Servicer and What is its Role in Foreclosure Trials?

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If you are in foreclosure—or even if you aren’t but have gotten any type of notices or letters from your bank—you may have noticed that the communications don’t actually come from your bank or from the company that lent you the money originally. Who is this company sending you all this information about your… Read More »

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Our Firm Gets Big Win for Homeowner in Foreclosure Defense Case

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It’s no secret that the big banks perpetrated some of the biggest acts of fraud on the American people and our economy during the late 2000s, leading to the economic and foreclosure crisis. Although foreclosures are down and the economy has recovered somewhat, many foreclosure cases still linger in the courts, as banks still… Read More »

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Get the Pros and Cons About Reverse Mortgages

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You see them all the time on TV–ads for reverse mortgages. They seem like free money. The bank pays you money usually on a periodic basis out of the equity in your home. It’s like a loan, only the loan funds come from the value of your house, and are added onto what you… Read More »

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Case Strengthens Need for Foreclosing Banks to Prove Notice Requirements

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In the world of contract law, a pre-requisite or a condition precedent is a fancy legal term that means something has to be done before there is a right to enforce an agreement. So, for example, if I say that I must mail you a letter saying you’ve breached an agreement before I can… Read More »

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Remembering the Nightmare of the Housing Crisis

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The story of the economic crisis that hit the country in 2007-2008 is often told in terms of legalities and politics. But a recent online article recalls the more in-depth story of a part of the crisis that often did not get enough attention: the human stories; what people lost in the crisis, how… 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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