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Florida Fails to Spend Funds to Help Struggling Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

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Our Miami foreclosure lawyers know that Florida was one of the states hit hardest by the subprime mortgage crisis and resulting foreclosures. Because of the tremendous damage done to the housing market in the state of Florida, the Sunshine State was provided with funds from the federal government to help boost the market. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Spanish Government Vows a More Compassionate Approach to Foreclosure

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The suicide of a 53-year-old Spanish woman being evicted from her home after falling behind on her mortgage payments has sparked a fury of outrage from Spanish citizens, prompting government officials to promise measures to prevent such a tragedy in the future. Our Miami foreclosure lawyers know there are a great deal of similarities… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Tougher for Seniors

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The only generation alive that might remember the Great Depression is now more frequently than ever being swept up in the Great Recession – victims of a widespread foreclosure crisis that does not discriminate. A new study by the AARP indicates that more than 1.5 million Americans over the age of 50 lost their… Read More »

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Multi-Billion Dollar Bank Settlement Won’t Stop Miami Foreclosure Fraud

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A recent article about the problems with the bank industry concluded that despite ongoing settlement talks between banks and state governments, foreclosure fraud and securitization fraud will continue for those involved in Miami foreclosures. Miami foreclosure defense lawyers have witnessed the major problems with securitization of mortgages and how the buying and selling of… Read More »

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Criminal Charges Pending Against Company That Worked On Miami Foreclosures

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As the years have gone by, Miami foreclosure defense lawyers and attorneys throughout the nation have been able to show judges that the tactics used by banks and their associates to take away people’s homes — whether underwater on the mortgage or not — are immoral and don’t justify a foreclosure. Now, authorities are… Read More »

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Big Bank Settlement Might Not Help Those in Miami Foreclosures

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For the better part of a year, the Obama administration has pushed state attorneys general to agree to a $25 billion settlement with banks, though it would do little to help homeowners stuck in Miami foreclosures, those with underwater mortgages or those that see strategic default as their only option. This settlement will squeeze… Read More »

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Some Officials Are Trying to Show That Miami Foreclosures Are Criminal

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As we have come to learn, banks have attempted to take away people’s homes, even when they had no legal right. They robo-signed documents and created paperwork to try to show that they had legal standing to take a person’s house away. But judges nationwide have been persuaded by Miami foreclosure lawyers and others… Read More »

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Force-Placed Insurance May Not Just Affect Banks Involved in Miami Foreclosures

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Our Miami foreclosure lawyers have been reporting on the newest issue to hound banks involved in foreclosures on underwater mortgages — force-placed insurance. On theMiami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog, we have written about how New York authorities have begun looking into whether banks owned or were connected to insurance companies they paid to write policies… Read More »

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Poll: Most Americans Want Government Help For Their Miami Foreclosure

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A recent Gallup Poll shows that a majority of Americans want the government to help them claw their way out of foreclosure, short sales and strategic default as they fight to deal with their underwater mortgage, Politico reports. Our Miami foreclosure defense lawyers don’t believe it is likely that the government will come up… Read More »

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Why Is Robo-Signing in Miami Foreclosures Still Ongoing?

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The Obama administration continues twisting the arm of every attorney general in the nation to settle with banks over robo-signing and other offenses during the housing burst, which caused strategic defaults, short sales and millions of foreclosures in Miami and elsewhere. As San Francisco Bay View points out, the settlement with banks that the… Read More »

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