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Florida Home Values go Up as Foreclosures Loom

November 21, 2013 Posted by kingcade

October’s single-family home sales for Brevard showed an increase of 9.3 percent over the year, to 727 sales, according to Florida Realtors. Median sales price- the point at which half the homes sell for less, half for more – in Brevard rose 3.4 percent in October, to $120,000, from a year ago. According to one realtor in Brevard County, most of her sellers are getting the full asking price or slightly more.

The positive sales numbers for October are the likely result of banks and lenders stepping up foreclosure activities against Brevard and Florida property owners who have been delinquent in payments. According to RealtyTrac, Florida continues to lead the nation in the number of homes threatened with foreclosure. In Brevard, RealtyTrac reports there were 10,184 properties in the foreclosure process, a nearly 22 percent increase from a year ago. That’s the highest the figure has been since at least 2009.

Housing experts say a key reason for the increase in local foreclosure activity is because banks and lenders are trying to free up properties to make them available to buyers, both investors and those who plan to live in a home.

Daren Blomquist, the Vice President of RealtyTrac, says “the banks realize they can get more money out of a property through a foreclosure than a short-sell and often prefer foreclosures because they can get paid in cash as opposed to depending on a traditional home loan.”

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South Florida Falls to Number Three in National Foreclosure Rankings

May 29, 2013 Posted by kingcade

According to RealtyTrac Inc., Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties fell from number one to number three in the foreclosure rankings. One in every 269 homes in the tri-county region was in some stage of foreclosure last month, RealtyTrac reports. South Florida had 9,127 total filings in April, up slightly from a year earlier, but new cases declined by 35 percent, said Daren Blomquist, a spokesman for RealtyTrac. More than 24,600 Florida homes were in the process of foreclosure last month, down slightly from a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac. Florida had the top foreclosure rate for six months in a row until being surpassed by Nevada in March.

The decline can be attributed in part to lenders getting caught up with delayed foreclosures and banks pushing through the backlog. Florida lawmakers have also passed a bill that would speed up the foreclosure process, forcing homeowners to respond more quickly to filings and giving homeowners’ associations more power in process. Opponents of the bill argue that it will strip homeowners of their rights and favors the banks, who have been accused of engaging in questionable foreclosure practices.

Click here to read more about South Florida falling to number three in the national foreclosure rankings along with new legislation aimed to speed up the foreclosure filing process in Florida.

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.