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Wall Street Investors-Turned-Landlords Profit From Evictions

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It’s been more than eight years now since the economic crash of 2008. Now, the big mortgage lenders – the same entities that played a huge role in that crisis, the same companies that received sizable bailouts under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act – are getting into the rental industry. It may surprise no… Read More »

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Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure

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Ocwen Financial holds the keys to some 17,500 defaulted home mortgage loans – and can’t continue to foreclose on a single one. That is true at least for the time being, after the National Mortgage Settlement monitor announced the company is barred from foreclosure action after falling short of the required performance metrics. The… Read More »

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Feds Get a Sweet Deal After Sour Housing Market

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Some 6 million Americans were stripped of their homes during the housing crisis and subsequent economic recession. It was soon apparent that the underlying cause of the crisis were unethical and fraudulent practices by some of the biggest banks in the world. The federal government through its U.S. Department of Justice vowed to make… Read More »

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Iceland Shows Up U.S. Justice System in Sending 26 Bankers to Prison for Economic Crimes

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Much has been written about the lack of accountability of the U.S. banking system – particularly of high-ranking individuals – for the central role played in the economic crisis of 2008. Headlines like “Too Big to Jail” have been splashed on various covers, while these corporation leaders, after receiving massive public bailouts, were able… Read More »

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Miami Herald: Florida Renters Vulnerable to Eviction With Little Notice

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A growing number of renters in South Florida report they have endured great expense and frustration as a result of receiving little-to-no notice that they must vacate their rental after it’s been resold through foreclosure. The Miami Herald recently reported families have been uprooted multiple times, some given no more than 24 hours notice… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Relief Accompanied by Tax Woes

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When April 15 rolls around this year, JPMorgan Chase – and numerous other banks that agreed to billion-dollar settlements as redress for illegal foreclosure practices – will be able to write off that debt to the Internal Revenue Service. Homeowners who received that relief? Not so lucky. Our Miami foreclosure defense lawyers understand that… Read More »

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Whistleblower: Bank Defrauded Taxpayers

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While countless, everyday Americans continue to struggle with impending foreclosure in South Florida, one bank is again facing allegations of wrong doing at the highest level. As our South Florida foreclosure defense attorneys understand it, Bank of America is being accused of preventing homeowners from obtaining lowered mortgage payments from a federal program, even… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosure Suits Hinge on Disclosure of $25 Billion Bank Deal

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With nearly half of all Miami homeowners underwater on their mortgages, it’s no wonder Floridians remain among the most skeptical of a recent $25 billion settlement between the banks and U.S. government. The goal of the settlement was to help address some of the most egregious abuses by banks, and particularly those that led… Read More »

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Miami Foreclosures Subject to Bank Abuses, California Audit Suggests

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An audit of several hundred foreclosures in Northern California uncovered a host of legal and ethical violations, mirroring the situation with foreclosures in Miami and across the country. Our Miami foreclosure defense attorneys know how difficult it can be to trudge through the foreclosure process. Many people, not wanting to lose their homes or… Read More »

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Experts: Jumbo Mortgages May Be Next to Strategic Default in Miami Foreclosures

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Financial experts believe that many homeowners may be considering a strategic default as they have incurred big loans, have little equity and are “upside down” on their mortgages. It appears they would rather walk away than wait for the real estate market to turn around in a decade or longer. Fighting a foreclosure in… Read More »

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