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Number of Closed Foreclosures in Florida Rank Highest in the Nation

November 29, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Florida lenders are completing almost double the amount of foreclosures than any other state.  Florida recorded 53,084 closed foreclosures during the 12-month period ended in September, according to a report from the real estate data provider, CoreLogic.

That accounted for 13 percent of all the completed foreclosures nationwide and was almost double the 27,182 reported in the No. 2 state, Texas.

Florida, one of the states hardest hit by the real estate market crash, posted the sixth-highest inventory of homes in foreclosure in the U.S., with 1.6 percent of homes in some stage of distress.

While there are fewer new foreclosures being filed, Florida still has a sizable backlog of cases in the court system. The sunshine state has the fourth-longest average timeline, at 1,038 days, from to start to finish of a foreclosure.

In Florida, 3.8 percent of all home mortgages are considered seriously delinquent — at least 90 days past due — which tied for the fourth-highest rate in the nation. This number was down by more than one-third over the year.

CoreLogic’s CEO anticipates that heading into 2017, we will see that prices, performance and production — the three most important drivers of the real estate market — will all improve.

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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.

 

Florida Ranks #1 in Completed Foreclosures for January

March 15, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Foreclosure inventory decreased nationwide by 21.7 percent and completed foreclosures dropped 16.2 percent in January compared to the previous year, according to CoreLogic.  The number of U.S. homes in some stage of foreclosure totals approximately 456,000, compared with 583,000 in January 2015.

The five states with the highest number of completed foreclosures in January were Florida (74,000), Michigan (49,000), Texas (29,000), California (25,000) and Ohio (24,000). These five states accounted for almost half of all completed foreclosures nationally. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall topped all other U.S. metro areas for completed foreclosures in January, with 6,919.

Foreclosure inventory represents the number of homes in some stage of foreclosure, and completed foreclosures represent the total number of homes lost to foreclosure. There have been 6.1 million completed foreclosures across the country since the financial crisis began in September 2008. Since that time there have been 8.2 million homes lost to foreclosure.

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.

Related Resources:

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2016/03/florida-tops-innation-for-completed-foreclosures.html

http://247wallst.com/housing/2016/03/08/january-foreclosures-highest-in-florida-michigan/

How Foreclosure Rates Affect Homeownership

February 9, 2016 Posted by kingcade

The housing market has experienced a gradual recovery largely due to the fact that foreclosure start rates are returning to “normal,” pre-recession rates. In 2014, foreclosure start rates fell to 1.75 percent, after exceeding 5.4 percent at the height of the housing market crisis in 2009. The third quarter of 2015 experienced the lowest foreclosure start rate since the second quarter of 2005, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

Prior to the housing market crash, homeownership reached a peak rate of 69 percent of households, meaning that 31 percent of households were renters in 2006. Studies show that most people rent before they own, therefore the ‘normal’ flow is for renters to become owners with age. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time buyers closed approximately 36 percent of the 6.5 million existing-home sales in 2006. Which meant that approximately 2.3 million renters became buyers in 2006.

There is also a flow in the opposite direction where homeowners become renters. In 2006, 1.9 percent of existing mortgages entered into foreclosure. This means that approximately 900,000 homeowners left their homes and became renters. Using these two measures, first-time homebuyers and foreclosure starts, we can see that the flow into homeownership was strong and the flow out of homeownership was weak in 2006.

This trend greatly changed during the housing market crash. At the height of the recession in 2009, the foreclosure rate rose to historically high levels and first-time homebuyers fell drastically. That same year, nearly 2.8 million homeowners left their homes after entering into foreclosure and became renters.

Mortgage companies have since offered assistance to first-time homebuyers to ensure the housing market stays on the right track. For example, many mortgage companies offer first-time buyers the ability to obtain a mortgage with less than a 20 percent down payment. Mortgage companies have also tightened their grip on mortgage lending criteria for obtaining a home loan. Lending companies’ historically reckless lending practices played a big role in the housing market crash.

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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.

Recent Ruling could have major implications on Florida Foreclosures setting Precedent for Similar Cases

September 18, 2011 Posted by kingcade

A recent ruling in Wellington, FL could have major implications on foreclosure proceedings statewide. The ruling from the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the owners of a Wellington home whose bank filed papers sworn by a loan service employee who had no personal knowledge of the case.

This decision reversed an earlier ruling stating the homeowners owed more than $400,000 to LaSalle Bank. The amount was based on an affidavit of indebtedness signed by an employee who obtained the information from a company computer.

The decision hits at the essence of the nation’s foreclosure robo-signing scandal in which tens of thousands of foreclosure court documents were signed by people swearing they had personal knowledge of cases when they did not. From July 2010 to June of this year more then 100,000 foreclosure cases were dismissed in Florida courts often because lenders did not file important paperwork properly.

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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/foreclosures/ruling-in-wellington-case-could-further-complicate-florida-1826227.html

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, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Burt Reynolds Florida Home in Foreclosure

September 4, 2011 Posted by kingcade

It seems that even Hollywood celebrities are not exempt from financial difficulties these days. Burt Reynolds joins the list of Hollywood celebrities that recently had their home foreclosed upon. The 4-acre waterfront estate the actor owned in Hobe Sound, Florida had a $1.2 million mortgage on the house, which reports state had not been paid since September 2010.

Merrill Lynch is asking a judge to order the Reynolds’ home be sold to satisfy all debts, including a $750,000 second mortgage held by Bank Atlantic. It is reported that the Mediterranean-style home, which has a swimming pool, private beach, boat dock, cinema and its own hair salon, is valued at $2.4 million.

To read more on the story visit:

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/burt-reynolds-bottoms-florida-foreclosure/story?id=14324008
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/17/real_estate/burt_reynolds_foreclosure/index.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/burt-reynolds-facing-foreclosure_n_930443.html

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, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.