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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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Miami May be on Verge of Another Housing Bubble

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Housing prices in four of the country’s largest cities – including Miami – have been deemed overvalued, potentially setting the stage for another housing market bubble. Prices for homes in Miami, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Denver are now considered too high for long-term sustainability. That’s according to a new report from CoreLogic, which contrasts… Read More »

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Bank of America Ordered to Pay $46M in Wrongful Foreclosure Case

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A federal bankruptcy court judge in California recently ordered Bank of America to pay a stunning $46 in damages after a years-long foreclosure nightmare that literally pushed one couple to the brink of death. The bulk of that $46 million will go toward public law schools and consumer attorney organizations to help fight back… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Bruce Jacobs Presses to Fill Democratic Precinct Captain Slots

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The Florida Democratic party is hanging in the balance, and now, the typical lowly race for Miami-Dade County’s Democratic Party committeeman has gone national, just ahead of a special election that will likely determine the fate of the party in Florida. Our own Bruce Jacobs, Miami foreclosure attorney, is at the forefront, seeking to… Read More »

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