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Friday Round-Up; Budget Cuts Cripple Foreclosure Docket; Whistleblower Gets $18 mil; Stern Employees Settle

Fri Mar 16, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

Clerks of court warn budget cuts will delay filings Just as I had predicted (and feared) now that the Florida legislature has passed a 7% budget cut to the state’s Clerk of Courts, officials from those offices are already warning of a major slowdown at courthouses across the state. Case filings may now take weeks instead of days. Hearings may […]

Foreclosure Settlement Filed; But Banks’ Crimes Go Largely Ignored

In the weeks after the mortgage settlement was announced by the Federal Government, I waited under baited breath to the see it in its entirety. Almost every week I read a different report stating the documents to finalize the settlement were about to be filed in court. And as each reported deadline came and went, I grew more and more […]

Friday Round-Up; Still No Settlement; Schneiderman Looks at REMICs, Judge Loses Cancer Battle

Fri Mar 2, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

Big Foreclosure Settlement Still Not Really, Truly, Finally Done And here we go again. Last month I wondered when we were going to see the documentation behind the ‘$25 billion’ mortgage settlement. Despite the massive action this settlement is now supposedly leading to, there didn’t seem to be a huge rush to get the deal finalized. The same day I […]

Thinking of Doing a Short Sale? Better Act Fast!

Thu Mar 1, 2012 by on Short Sales

It’s a great time to do a short sale. Banks have finally realized they have much more to gain by agreeing to a short sale rather than allowing a home to go through foreclosure.Data released by RealtyTrac today shows pre-foreclosure sales, which are often short sales, were up 15% in the fourth quarter of 2011. It’s easier than ever before […]

Florida Fair Foreclosure Act? Fair to Whom?

Banks need to get their massive foreclosure backlog off the books. There are over 368,000 cases in Florida. I get that. Getting these properties into the hands of families who can afford them, that is what I want to see. It’s needed to jump start the economy, and no one wants to see the banks out of the neighborhoods more […]

Settlement Or No Settlement; Homeowners You Must Stand Your Ground!

If there was anything positive that came out of the prolonged discussions between the states and the banks on the mortgage servicing settlement, it was that banks were reluctant to go full steam ahead in the foreclosure process while talks were ongoing. But even before the settlement was announced, we saw signs that pointed to more foreclosures in 2012. According […]