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Theft by Title Fraud

Mon Aug 29, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

Theft by Title Fraud

Real Estate deed fraud unfortunately is on the rise. Recently, the Sun Sentinel reported that a property owner’s vacant land was sold by a person who pretended that he was the actual landowner in order to obtain the proceeds of a fraudulent mortgage refinancing. Initially, the alleged fraudster created a company using his name as the owner of the property […]

Why is there a Housing Market Slowdown?

Mon Aug 22, 2022 by on Florida Real Estate

Why is there a Housing Market Slowdown?

OVERVIEW: Why the housing market has been hot in 2022 What factors suggest prices are starting to cool down How homes prices will affect the economy For the sixth straight month, the number of U.S. home sales have decreased, the longest decline in more than eight years. Higher mortgage rates and  purchase prices are just two overall reasons for this […]

As The Housing Market Cools, Sellers Cut Prices

Wed Aug 10, 2022 by on Real Estate

As The Housing Market Cools, Sellers Cut Prices

Sellers are changing their playbook because of mortgage rates OVERVIEW Why the housing market has been hot in 2022 What suggests prices are starting to cool down How home prices will affect the economy The housing market is currently full of unhappy people. Among them are sellers who realize they’ve listed their properties too late. Redfin says home prices are […]

Roundup Lawsuit: Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

Tue Jul 26, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

Roundup Lawsuit: Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in 80% of U.S. Urine Samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has conducted a study that has found glyphosate to be present in samples from weed killers including the popular Roundup brand. New Study Finds Cancer-linked Roundup Ingredient Present in Majority of U.S. More than 80% of urine samples drawn from children and adults in a US health study contained the weedkilling chemical, […]

J&J Talc Litigation Update: US Dept of Justice Requests Dismissal of J&J’s Bankruptcy Claim

Thu Jul 21, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

J&J Talc Litigation Update: US Dept of Justice Requests Dismissal of J&J’s Bankruptcy Claim

In June 2021, the Supreme Court refused to hear  Johnson & Johnson’s appeal on the $2 Billion verdict awarded in favor of women who claimed that their ovarian cancer was due to use of J&J’s talcum powder. As we have previously reported, the link to asbestos and J&J’s talcum powder dates as far back as the 1970s. Now, J&J is trying to […]

Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

Mon Jul 11, 2022 by on Real Estate

Why Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Be Back In Vogue

With economic uncertainty in the market, many homeowners are looking to adjustable rate over fixed rate mortgages. Why? Initially adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, typically offer lower rates than fixed mortgage rates and then adjust at specific intervals over the life of the loan. Currently, ARMs look attractive to those home purchasers who are concerned with both higher mortgage rates, rising […]