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Will Florida consider removing courts from the foreclosure process?

In recent years, a slowdown has occurred in the speed of foreclosure proceedings in Florida. This has led some individuals to say that Florida should perhaps look at changing its current judicial foreclosure system.

Review of Florida's foreclosure mediation program to be conducted

Foreclosures have been a major issue in Florida in recent years. In the past few years, many homeowners in Florida have faced mortgage struggles and foreclosures. Florida has tried many different methods to address the issue of foreclosures.

Lawsuit brought against collection agency

Dealing with debt struggles can be difficult. It can be made even more so when debt collectors engage in wrongful conduct when attempting to collect on a debt. Such conduct can cause great harm to consumers. Thus, it is very important for debt collectors to only engage in proper conduct when attempting to collect money from a consumer.

U.S. saw rise in consumer credit in July

Recently, a Bloomberg article reported on some interesting statistics which related to consumers and debt. The statistics were from the Federal Reserve and they regarded U.S. consumer credit in July of this year. The statistics indicate that, in July, the U.S. saw some interesting trends when it comes to consumer credit.

Miami-Dade County sees increase in foreclosure rate

As we have mentioned previously on this blog, many homeowners in Miami-Dade County and Florida have faced mortgage struggles and foreclosures in recent years. Mortgage struggles and foreclosures can have significant impacts on homeowners. Recently, a report was released which contained some interesting statistics on mortgages and foreclosures.

Proposed foreclosure legislation arises in Florida

In recent years, many individuals in Florida have faced foreclosure. Also, over this time, a backlog has been developing in Florida courts when it comes to foreclosures. Reportedly, the foreclosure backlog in Florida currently consists of over 200,000 cases. The state has tried many different methods to address foreclosures and this backlog.

How prevalent was robo-signing?

It is very important for lenders and mortgage processing companies to not engage in suspect practices when it comes to documents related to home mortgages. Such practices can cause homeowners to suffer harm. One type of suspect practice that has gotten a lot of attention in recent months is robo-signing. According to an article by the Associated Press, robo-signing might actually have been more prevalent than was previously believed.

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