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Tag: Florida foreclosures

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Here We Go Again “The New Normal: Foreclosures Not Abating Until 2013

After reviewing the recent numbers for 2009 published by RealtyTrac, nothing is “just right” and won’t be for some time. With foreclosures on the rise in 2009, the new “three bears” to hit the market have nearly doubled the number of foreclosures this year, and the trend will not be ending anytime soon. The highest growth in the foreclosure market […]

The New Normal… NYT Reports: Expect Four Million More Foreclosures Despite Obama’s Mortgage Modification Policy

In today’s New York Times (10/9/09) the lead story in the Business section is: “In Trial Phase, Mortgage Bills Fall for 500,000. Is that supposed to be good news or news at all? I am not sure. I guess it depends on whether you think the glass is half full or half empty. The reality is that by now the […]

Florida Court of Appeals Tells Judges: Stop Being Compassionate

As discussed today in the Daily Business Review (see article below), the Third District Court of Appeals criticized a Miami Dade circuit judge for extending a foreclosure by one month. In essence, the Court reversed the judge’s opinion by stating that a courtroom is no place for compassion! While it is inappropriate for an attorney to criticize the appellate court […]

The Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases speaks out: Chastises Banks and Banks’ Attorneys.

Today, the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Residential Foreclosure Cases issued their final report. While the report is over 50 pages in length, they are making a number of very important recommendations that should help Florida homeowners. Specifically, they are requiring mandatory mediation for all homestead property in every county in the State of Florida. Right now, only a […]

Deep Cleanings for Foreclosures

Many people may be hesitant to believe that business is booming, but there is a particular profession that is; namely, Property Preservationists for distressed properties. As reported in the August 13th Sun-Sentinel, foreclosures have tripled across the nation since 2005. More and more of these properties are becoming REOs, or “real estate owned,” meaning the bank holds the deed. Before […]

Statewide Solutions for Florida Foreclosures?

Today’s Daily Business Review includes Roy Oppenheim discussing the possible Florida Supreme Court task force to regulate the process of foreclosure. Read on for the full story. Florida Supreme Court Task force hopes to standardize management of excessive foreclosures Florida Supreme Court task force on home foreclosures plans to propose uniform case management and design a model mediation program to […]

Foreclosure Defense Rights and Wrongs: Squatters, Ejectments and Constitutional Rights

Over the past few days it seems that the informal name of this blog: “From the Trenches” is becoming more and more fitting. Florida foreclosure defense has become part of our everyday life – radio, TV, Internet, print. Let me explain. On Friday on the front page of the New York Times headline Squatters Call Foreclosures Home one could not […]