A decline in U.S. home prices accelerated nationwide last month, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. This is the steepest drop Florida has seen in 16 years. For nearly a year, foreclosure rates in Florida have steadily decreased; however, July’s spike has changed that trend.
According to Miami CBS Local, Florida experienced a decline in foreclosures for the last 10 consecutive months. Realty Trac’s data showed that in July 2015, Florida foreclosures had increased by 16%. The report also revealed that for every 408 homes, one had a foreclosure filing. Realty Trac’s Spokesperson, Ginny Walker termed the sudden increase as a “one month anomaly.” Walker also stated that there may be more Florida foreclosures as the Supreme Court finalizes its ruling on whether the state will have a statute of limitations for foreclosures.
Florida’s southern region has the state’s third highest foreclosure rate, according to the report. This region has also shown an increase in the number of filings when compared with other areas of the state. In the tri-county area alone, 7,285 foreclosure filings are already in progress. This is a 31% increase from June and a 24% increase from July. The report also includes property repossession and notices of auction.
Florida is not alone. Nationwide, foreclosure rates have increased. Some believe this is due to the sudden increase of bank repossessions since 2013.
Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.