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'Zombie' foreclosures drop 54 percent in South Florida

One consequence of Florida’s foreclosure crisis was a surge in so-called “zombie” foreclosures. Many homeowners, frustrated by the slowness of the foreclosure process, and often deeply underwater on their homes, chose to abandon their property, leaving it empty and untended. A living dead house.

Who has the right to foreclose on a home is not always clear

Nobody, not even the banks, are supposed to be above the law in Florida. A foreclosure is a court action, and as with any court action there is a procedure that must be followed. This is to ensure that the rights of all parties involved are respected.

Florida's foreclosure courts set to run out of money June 31

We have spoken before in this blog about Florida’s special foreclosure court. The state set up the courts in 2013 to deal with the huge backlog of foreclosure cases. The system has been somewhat controversial, and it may be going away soon.

Few homeowners expected to return to the market after foreclosure

Foreclosure has negative effects for homeowners that last long after they must give up their property to the bank, according to the National Association of Realtors. The group says that the vast majority of people who lost their homes to foreclosure during the recent crisis and since then probably will never buy a house again.

Keep your home after foreclosure -- with no mortgage?!

In the past, we have discussed the huge backlog of foreclosure cases in Florida’s courts, and the creation of “foreclosure court” to try to deal with the problem. Florida law requires a judge to approve a lender’s seizure of a home, which is one reason for the delays in resolving foreclosure here.

How the federal HARP program saves Florida families' homes

During the recent foreclosure crisis, the federal government searched for ways to help people dealing with the possible loss of their home. One of the solutions the government came up with was the Home Affordable Modification Program, commonly known as HARP.

How 1 Florida family lost their home to foreclosure

Until you have gone through it, you may not be able to understand what it is like to lose your home to foreclosure. We often talk about foreclosure trends in Florida, using data and broad strokes, but today we will discuss the story of a Florida man who went from homeowner to homeless in just eight years.

How does short sale help you get out of foreclosure?

For some people, doing everything possible to stay in their home is a top priority when they are foreclosed upon. Others are ready to walk away from the property, especially if their home is underwater. That means the homeowner owes more on the mortgage than the home is worth.

'Zombie' properties continue to haunt Southern Florida

For many people, the term "zombie home" might conjure up images of a comic book or low-budget horror film. However, the term is actually used to reference those properties left vacant during the foreclosure process and which exploded in number during the recent recession.

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