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Defending Yourself from a Florida Foreclosure Part 7

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Take Advantage of the Slow Process Throughout our nine-part series on the Florida foreclosure process, we have discussed many tips to help you prepare for what could happen if the banks were to come for your home. In addition to arming yourself with a good lawyer, we’ve encouraged you to keep the faith so you… 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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What It Means to Dispute the Validity of Debt in the Foreclosure Process

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The Florida foreclosure process is not a fast one, but that doesn’t mean it is a passive process. In fact, as a homeowner, you and your lawyer play a very active role in fighting to keep your property. By actively engaging to protect your rights and fighting back against your lender, you may ultimately stand… 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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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

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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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Pro Se Litigants at a Disadvantage in Miami Foreclosure, Debt Defense

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There are many arguments for why one should never represent themselves in court – even if he or she is a licensed attorney. It’s referred to as “pro se” litigation, and it’s a legal term that means “on one’s behalf.” It’s generally not required for civil litigants (or even criminal defendants) to hire an… Read More »

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U.S. Sues Deutsche Bank for Subprime Trading

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Ten years after the financial crisis that leveled the U.S. housing market, the federal government is taking civil action against the previous head of subprime trading at Deutsche Bank. The complaint accuses the former bank executive Paul Mangione of tricking investors, leading them to believe some $1 billion in securitizations were sound, when in… Read More »

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Failure to Prosecute Banks Haunts Democratic Politicians

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There is no singular public official who bears the entire burden for failure to prosecute banks during the foreclosure crisis. However, many of them do have some responsibility, considering some 9.3 million American families lost their homes during the late Bush and most of the Obama years, just before, during and after the housing… Read More »

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Overcharging Veterans on Home Refinancing Garners $108M Penalty

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Wells Fargo has repeatedly found itself answering to government regulators for violating consumer rights – most recently for overcharging military veterans on home finance loans. Just one week before announcing the $108 million settlement it had reached with the federal government for this wrongdoing, the bank revealed it was paying out $80 million in… Read More »

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