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Florida Foreclosures

Slightly Better Bad News!

Sun Sentinel | Paul Owers | Posted 07.09.2013 | Miami

South Florida has relinquished its ranking as the nation's top spot for foreclosures. After posting the No. 1 foreclosure rate for two consecutive mo...

Major Loss For Struggling Homeowners

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

* Ruling could have affected thousands of cases in Florida * Bank accused of false papers can drop foreclosure, reopen using other pap...

Is Florida's Housing Help Agency Failing?

Sun Sentinel | Paul Owers | Posted 02.12.2013 | Miami

A state program created nearly two years ago to help 40,000 unemployed or underemployed homeowners has approved funding for fewer than 8,100 as of Dec...

Awful News For Florida

Sun Sentinel | Donna Gehrke-White | Posted 01.02.2013 | Miami

South Florida experienced a sharp increase in personal bankruptcies in October, a sign that banks are resuming efforts to foreclose on delinquent mort...

Arthur Delaney

Romney Supporter May Soon File For Bankruptcy, Per Romney's Advice

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitt Romney had failed to win Richard Wood's support after meeting with him in January. The former governor of Massachusetts listen...

SoFla Foreclosures Up 11% In May

Miami Herald | Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

Foreclosures rose 11 percent in May in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach area, marking the sixth consecutive year-over-year increase, according ...

Whistleblower Says Bank Harassing 'The Living Hell' Out Of Her

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Lynn Szymoniak may have just won $18 million for uncovering massive, systemic foreclosure fraud. But that doesn't mean her troubles are over. Szymo...

You'll Never Believe How Young This Homebuyer Is

Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

In some places, home values have plummeted so far that even a teenager can get into the housing market. And no, that teenager isn't Justin Bieber. ...

Banks Take It Easy, While Miami Struggles Against Foreclosures

Jose Suarez | Posted 04.22.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

The big banks recently agreed to pay $25 billion to the victims of foreclosure abuse. Yes, $25 billion might sound quite impressive. But here in Miami, the virtual "ground zero" of the foreclosure crisis, we're wary.

Janell Ross

What The Mortgage Settlement Won't Cover

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

On September 25, 2010, Monica and Ricardo Zapata should have been out celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, or enjoying a candlelight dinner in...

Is Newt Almost Right About Romney, Goldman Sachs, and Florida Foreclosures?

Joel Sucher | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Joel Sucher

Evidence that Goldman is not only holding on to these mortgages, they still have the ability to foreclose on homeowners, even those in the Sunshine State.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Goes After Gingrich's Ties To Freddie Mac

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

NAPLES, Fla. -- Mitt Romney mocked Newt Gingrich for his appearances on the Sunday news shows earlier in the day, saying the former House speaker is u...

If It's Florida, It Must Be Housing

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Jed Kolko

The Florida housing market represents the worst of the bubble and hope for recovery. Let's hope the Republican candidates have something to say about it, because Florida voters will.

The Curse Of Negative Equity

miamiherald.com | TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As more than $113 billion worth of home equity has vanished from South Florida's housing market in the past five years, the number of homeowners with ...

Fannie, Freddie Seize Documents From Lawyer Implicated In Foreclosure Scandal

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are revoking thousands of foreclosure cases from a Florida law firm under investigation for ...