Monthly Archives: October 2013

Foreclosure free ride: 3 years, no mortgage payment

In some states, delinquent borrowers have been squatting in their homes much longer. In Florida, the average time was 861 days, and in New York it was 1,056 days — close to three years. “Perhaps a million foreclosures could have … Continue reading

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Lawyers should avoid complicity in clients’ questionable practices

Commentary by Ronald G. Neiwirth Daily Business Review March 16, 2012 In September 2011, US Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson, in the Middle District of Florida, entered judgment in an action entitled Martinez v. Hutton (Case No. 8.08-MP-00002-MGW), holding a … Continue reading

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How to Hire a Bankruptcy Attorney

Despite rosy predictions about an improving economy, many American families still feel the pinch of the Great Recession, struggling to make financial sense of their lives in the wakes of layoffs, reductions in wages or hours, and foreclosures. Many South … Continue reading

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More local governments on brink of financial distress

by Michael Peltier News Service of Florida Declining property values and recently enacted property tax restrictions combined to push more local governments into potential financial distress, a state audit released earlier this month reveals. Among Florida cities, counties and special … Continue reading

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Foreclosures Still Plaguing South Florida

In 2013 the housing market in South Florida has been rebounding with rising home prices and sales. At the same time, over 40 percent of mortgaged homes in the state’s biggest market, Miami, remain underwater financially, according to Corelogic. This … Continue reading

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