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Although we are years into a dramatic period of real estate deflation, divorce lawyers and judges have not been able to move from traditional solutions to new solutions that work in this recessionary economic environment.  The traditional ways of dealing with real estate in a divorce setting has ...
Most of you have been reading about "phony documents" or "fraudulent documents" from lenders in the foreclosure process. Those documents are the affidavits used to obtain a judgment from a court so a foreclosure sale can occur. I first wrote about this several days ago in GMAC SUSPENDS FORECLOSUR...
The Palm Beach Post reported today that GMAC has suspended all pending foreclosures nationwide because of a practice uncovered in Florida that could lead to VOIDABLE foreclosure judgments - thus creating havoc with foreclosure sales and REO sales.  The article, GMAC Suspends Foreclosure Evictions...
Why does the bank file and aggressively continue a foreclosure suit even though you are negotiating a short sale or modification of the loan?  This is a most often asked question and although I have visited the question before; the concept of the lender dealing separately with the left hand than ...
Will collecting rents from tenants of delinquent owners help cash strapped associations? Florida enacted Florida Statutes 718.116(11) for condominium associations and 720.3085(8) for homeowner and property associations (and property associations) and 719.108(10) for cooperative associations effec...
Sometimes you just get noticed - without noticing the attention.  This was both unexpected, unsolicited and frankly, I had to be told that it was posted by someone else!The Orlando RainCamp is over, and after an hour drive I am back at my computer. The hermit returns to the shell. There are a lot...
Be vigilent Mr. / Ms. Broker!  Rental scams can hit not only renters, but brokers too. Here in Palm Beach County, we have more than our share of $35,000 wage earners buying $1.9 million dollar homes - we have people willing to rent those $1.9 million dollar homes for $1,000 a month - and apparent...
I just can't get a day of rest! One of my clients had a rotten experieince this week with a home inspector. REDC, the California company that does default solutions and auctions for lenders, has gotten a nice niche for doing home inspections for lenders just prior to the lender accepting and fili...
You leased a property to a tenant for a year - and he called you after 3 months to ask why he was given a writ of possession to vacate the property because of a foreclosure sale.  He wants to know: A. Who is going to return his pre-paid rent? B.  Who is going to return his security deposit? C.  D...
We get so many questions about what is a DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT and how it differs from other possibilities including DEED IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE or SHORT SALE.  Recent blogs and Broker Bryant provided a request that I write a detailed article explaining and differentiating these three items. This a...

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