Florida governor signs bill to speed up state’s foreclosure process

Kerri Ann Panchuk, Housing Wire Florida’s governor signed a much-discussed foreclosure bill Friday, enacting a series of provisions aimed at speeding up the default process in the state. While the legislation is considered a response to Florida’s untimely foreclosure timelines, it’s a big shift that has attracted a great deal of attention. Attorneys working within […]

Palm Beach Post Rips Florida Foreclosure Bill

Rhonda Swan, Palm Beach Post The Legislature finally has passed a bill to ease Florida’s foreclosure crisis. The problem is, it’s a bad bill that Gov. Scott should veto. Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, sponsor of House Bill 87, believes that giving banks the right to seek a quicker hearing would get the state’s 350,000 foreclosure […]

Florida Foreclosure Backlog Shrinks But Remains Stubbornly High

Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post Florida’s courts are clearing thousands of foreclosure cases from their dockets each month, but still grapple with a sizable backlog as new filings nearly keep pace with closed cases. From July 1 through March 31, judges moved 168,589 foreclosures cases out of the system statewide, including 13,054 in Palm Beach […]

Scam Florida Land Trust Companies Still Pocketing Fees

Kimberly Miller, Palm Beach Post Despite a September injunction freezing the operations of several South Florida land trust firms, a Jupiter homeowner says Boca Raton-based Fidelity Land Trust Co. continued to take money from her bank account through affiliate companies. Sherma DelTergo, a Palm Beach County firefighter, filed a lawsuit this month in Broward County […]

Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Say Judges Wrongly Allow ‘Robo-Witnesses’

Paola Iuspa-Abbott, Miami Daily Business Review Robo-signers, who broke court rules by signing foreclosure affidavits without personal knowledge of loans for banks, may have faded from the scene. But homeowners now are dealing with a similar lender’s representative who they claim infringes on their right to due process. South Florida foreclosure defense attorneys object to […]

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