Posts Tagged: ‘Florida Homeowners’

Big banks meet obligations of robo-signing settlement, Homeowner relief falls short

March 20, 2014 Posted by kingcade

Big banks are cheering now that they have fulfilled their obligations under the National Mortgage Settlement. However, new reports reveal the $20 billion “robo signing” deal has fallen short, leaving many struggling borrowers underwhelmed.

While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in 2012 that a million homeowners would see reduced mortgage principals or refinanced loans, data show only 630,000 homeowners across the country have seen any sort of relief.

In Florida, approximately 120,000 homeowners were offered $9.2 billion in relief, the nation’s second-highest level of assistance behind California. However, much of this money went toward short sales or second-mortgage forgiveness- relief, which did not help distressed borrowers stay in their homes.

Nearly $3.5 billion went toward eliminating second-loan debt that the lenders likely would have never collected. Banks earned another $3.5 billion in credit though short sales, by approving sales of distressed homes for less than the homeowners owed. Investors are the ones who largely benefited from banks’ focus on short sales. Approximately 11,000 of the 120,000 Florida homeowners offered settlement aid were allowed principal forgiveness.

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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 Homeowners Could Recover $19 Million in Wells Fargo Class Action Settlement

May 20, 2013 Posted by kingcade

A class action case brought on behalf of thousands of homeowners across the state alleges that they were subjected to so-called force- or lender-placed insurance through their Wells Fargo Bank Mortgages. As many as 24,000 Floridians- many in Broward and Palm Beach counties- were assessed excessive premiums with QBE Insurance after being “forced” into coverage with the insurer when either their mortgages were deemed in default or their homeowners’ policies were determined to have lapsed, plaintiffs’ attorneys alleged. The class-action case was originally certified in July 2012 and scheduled for a July 2013 trial.

According to court documents, members of the class paid insurance premiums amounting to about $77 million. If it’s approved, class members who paid the QBE premiums will get back 25 percent of what they paid. Those who were charged but did not pay will receive a credit equal to 25 percent of the charges they were assessed toward their mortgage balance. Plaintiffs’ attorneys will send letters to the homeowners who are eligible for the settlement, if it is approved. They have also set up a website, www.fpilitigation.com, to process claims.

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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 website, www.miamibankruptcy.com.

Allen Iverson Faces Foreclosure on Atlanta Mansion

December 14, 2012 Posted by kingcade

Former NBA superstar, Allen Iverson, is fighting to keep his Atlanta, GA home out of foreclosure. Iverson filed a lawsuit against the mortgage company claiming that he did not consent to the loan and that his estranged wife is the one to blame. Iverson defaulted on $1.2 million of his $5.4 million mortgage. His home was scheduled to be sold at auction on December 4th.

Iverson is in the midst of a messy divorce with his wife. He alleges that his wife signed off on the mortgage without his consent and purposely agreed to terms he could not meet in an effort to get back at him. As a result of Iverson’s lawsuit, the foreclosure proceedings have been placed on hold.

To read more visit: http://www.christianpost.com/news/iverson-fights-foreclosure-former-nba-star-allen-iverson-blames-estranged-wife-for-default-86357/

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. 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.

Florida Homeowners Eligible for Payout from Mortgage Settlement – Claim Deadline: January 18, 2013

December 11, 2012 Posted by kingcade

As a part of the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement, Florida homeowners who lost their homes between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 are eligible for a portion of the settlement. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that those borrowers have until January 18, 2013 to file a claim. Qualified homeowners have been mailed forms they can simply fill out and send in to receive payment. Attorney General Bondi is urging everyone to complete these forms as soon as possible. Payment checks will be mailed out in mid-2013.

To be eligible for a payout, borrowers must have had mortgages serviced by one of the following banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, JPMorgan Chase or Ally. Across the nation, approximately two million borrowers are scheduled to receive a payout as part of the settlement and $1.5 billion has been set aside for these payouts. The amount of the payout will depend on the number of borrowers who claim their payment. If you did not receive a form in the mail but believe you may be eligible, contact the settlement administrator at 1-866-430-8358.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. 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.