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 MFI-Miami examines the copies of homeowners’ loan documents from the closing, as well as the lender’s documents, the closing agent’s documents and the appraisal. Unlike our competitors, MFI-Miami looks for more than just HOEPA, RESPA and TILA violations. We search for violations of Florida Statutes 201, 475, 494, 501, 559, 627, 697, and 817.  We also look for UCC violations (Florida Statutes 671-680). These laws were enacted to protect Florida homeowners and are routinely disregarded by brokers and lenders.

62 Percent of South Florida Homes Unaffordable

Kim Miller, Palm Beach Post South Florida homebuyers are having a tougher time finding homes to fit their budget, according to a new study that determined 62 percent of homes in the region are … [Read more...]

New Laws Prohibiting Dual Tracking in the Foreclosure Context

 Amy Loftsgordon, Nolo Dual tracking occurs when a mortgage holder continues to foreclose on a homeowner’s home while simultaneously considering the homeowner’s application for a loan modification. … [Read more...]

MFI-Miami Client Gives Albertelli Law Group “An Offer They Can’t Refuse”

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Albertelli Withdraws Illegal Foreclosure Against Sicilian Immigrants 5 Minutes Before Trial   Michael Corleone: Well, when Johnny was first starting out, he was signed to a personal services … [Read more...]

JACKPOT! 1100 Florida Foreclosure Victims Win $831 A Piece In Class Action Against David Stern

Kim Miller, Palm Beach Post More than 1,000 Florida borrowers will share in a $831,110 class action award for being billed unlawful foreclosure-related fees by the Law Offices of David J. … [Read more...]

Man used forged property records in elaborate real-estate fraud

Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel Wesley Bubeck couldn't quite pinpoint what his gut was telling him, but something didn't seem right about Robert Allen Tribble Jr.'s house when they met there last … [Read more...]

Florida Foreclosure King David Stern Disbarred By Florida Bar

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Stern Pleads Ignorance To The Problems At His Former Firm Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post The man who once ruled over Florida’s massive foreclosure mire was disbarred Tuesday by the Florida … [Read more...]

Miami Files Latino “Ghetto Loans” Lawsuit Against 3 Banks

Miami sues big banks over discriminatory mortgage lending Reuters Miami has sued Bank of America , Wells Fargo and Citibank in U.S. federal court in Florida, for discriminatory mortgage lending … [Read more...]

Why Is A Wall Street Firm Forcing These Condo Owners To Bend Over?

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Hedge Fund GSS Holdings Bought 80% Of The Units, Now Wants Holdouts To Sell To Them At A 75% Loss   A David and Goliath battle of is being waged at a suburban Tampa condominium complex and … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again! Florida Buyers Paying Above Appraised Value For Their Dream Homes

Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel Ryan Williams had been house hunting, off and on, for two years. He finally found the perfect place in Pompano Beach, a four-bedroom home with a pool and a two-car garage. … [Read more...]

Florida Foreclosure Backlog Hits 5-Year Low

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Florida foreclosure backlog dips below 300,000 for first time in 5 years Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post Florida’s foreclosure courts have 299,055 cases pending as of the end of August, the first … [Read more...]