More owners pay no property taxes in Broward & Palm Beach

Georgia East, Dana Williams And Lisa J. Hurisch, Sun-sentinel via Palm Beach Post When Michelais Josemond bought his two-bedroom condo in Tamarac four years ago, he paid $185,000 and had a property tax bill of about $2,500. Today, his apartment is worth $18,000 and his tax bill is zero. He is among the more than […]

Tampa retiree says he lost belongings in foreclosure blunder

Eric P. Newcomer, St. Petersburg Times After going out of town, an 82-year-old man returned home to find his house emptied out. Even the trash was gone. He found a padlocked door and a sign for a company that cleans out properties in foreclosure. But Benito Santiago Sr.’s home wasn’t in foreclosure, public records show. […]

Is Pam Bondi Living In A Barbie World Paid For By Bank Lobbyists?

Steve Dibert, MFI-Miami When the coalition of state Attorneys General investigating abuses by mortgage lenders and mortgage servicing companies released their initial settlement demand back in March demanding better service, single point of contact, standardized NPV testing and if warranted principal write downs.  Several Dixipublican Attorneys General broke ranks refusing to endorse the plan. Initial […]

Owner of Indicted For Mortgage Fraud Owner Carol Asbury Accused of Running A Straw Buyer Operation Kim Miller at the Palm Beach Post posted an article yesterday about how foreclosure defense and owner of attorney Carol Asbury was indicted by the feds for her involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme in the Versailles area of the wealthy community of Wellington […]

Nick Wooten intensifies fee-splitting battle against mortgage servicers

Kerri Panchuk, Housing Wire The alleged splitting of attorney fees between foreclosure law firms and third-party mortgage servicing providers is the subject of another lawsuit, bringing the number of cases filed on this issue to five within the past seven months, said Nick Wooten, an Alabama-based plaintiff’s attorney involved in all of the cases. By […]

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