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What is the Making Home Affordable Program?

The real estate market went through some terrible times in the early 2000s across Florida. It put many people's home in jeopardy of being foreclosed. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the government created a program called the Making Home Affordable Program to help you out if you faced foreclosure. It was specifically designed to help you avoid losing your home and to assist you with getting back on your feet when you got into a bad financial situation.

The benefits of foreclosure mediation

While you may do everything possible to stay on top of finances and avoid unnecessary debt in Florida, the need to foreclose on a home can strike anyone. This decision can be heart-wrenching, but there are things you can do to lessen the stress and possibly avoid foreclosure altogether. We at Kingcade Garcia McMaken can guide you through one of these options, foreclosure mediation, to ensure that you get the best possible arrangement for your situation.

I'm facing foreclosure, should I consider a Short Sale?

Foreclosure is a difficult situation to face, but have you considered a short sale instead? Many people don't know the legal opportunity that short sales offer to homeowners who have fallen desperately behind on their mortgage payments. To end your strife and get started on repairing the damage, contact a debt attorney immediately to find out if a short sale is the right option for you. 

Bill calls for closing of loophole in post-bankruptcy foreclosure cases

Now that the state legislature has been back in session for several weeks, it isn't too much of a surprise to see more legislation being introduced in Tallahassee. What is perhaps surprising to see, however, is that one of these recently proposed measures deals directly with bankruptcy and foreclosure, two issues that have recently taken on less significance in post-recession Florida.

I'm Facing Foreclosure, Should I Consider a Short Sale?

Foreclosure is a difficult situation to face, but have you considered a short sale instead? Many people don't know the legal opportunity that short sales offer to homeowners who have fallen desperately behind on their mortgage payments. To end your strife and get started on repairing the damage, contact a debt attorney immediately to find out if a short sale is the right option for you.

Report: New foreclosure filings in South Florida continue to decline

While the past few years of reports on the state of the housing market here in South Florida, particularly as it relates to foreclosures, have shown remarkably steady improvement, many in the industry have remained understandably unconvinced that this trend would endure.

Will a Florida Supreme Court decision reignite foreclosure woes?

In our last post, our blog spent some time examining acceleration clauses in the context of home mortgages. To recap, if a mortgage contains an acceleration clause, it means that in the event of default by the borrower, the lender can seek immediate payment of the full balance of the loan and, failing that, initiate foreclosure proceedings.

A primer on home mortgages and acceleration clauses

On the momentous occasion when a person's offer to purchase a home is accepted, they start eagerly watching the calendar, counting down the days until they are finally given the keys. Indeed, the excitement may be so great at the closing that the person finds it difficult to retain everything they've been told or remember the details of everything they've signed.

Threat of foreclosure still very real in some parts of Florida

The last few years have seen Florida's residential real estate market undergo a miraculous recovery. Indeed, the influx of qualified buyers looking to capitalize on record low housing prices in the wake of the recession coupled with improving economic conditions and rising wages has served to fuel demand and create greater overall stability in the housing sector.  

South Florida continues to see drop in foreclosures

Given the considerable damage sustained by Florida's housing market during the Great Recession and the length of time it took to start recovering from this damage, people in the Sunshine State -- especially here it hard-hit South Florida -- can perhaps be forgiven for still being a bit skeptical about positive real estate reports.

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