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A Heartwarming Thanksgiving Story- 1,000 Homes Saved from Foreclosure

November 28, 2013 Posted by kingcade

1,000 homes have been saved from foreclosure thanks to Affordable Housing Resources, a Nashville-based non-profit. Dorothy Fisher was all smiles this week following a difficult year and a half. She worked as an administrative assistant at Meharry Medical College for 20 years, until the school let her go last summer. After losing her job, she exhausted what little savings she had trying to keep up with her mortgage payments.

At the end of her rope, Fisher reached out to Affordable Housing Resources, a non-profit that helped her fight off foreclosure and keep her home. Affordable Housing Resources announced Fisher was just one of 1,000 Tennessee homeowners the Nashville-based non-profit helped avoid foreclosure.

Fisher is still working to get back on her feet and says, “Being able to keep her home makes the light at the end of the tunnel shine a little brighter.” This year, she will be able to have her family over for Thanksgiving. “Without Affordable Housing, we wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving dinner and I wouldn’t have my granddaughter and my grandson over to enjoy that festivity.”

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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.

New York Attorney Agrees to Pay $4 Million for Foreclosure Malpractice

April 10, 2012 Posted by kingcade

New York foreclosure attorney, Steven Baum has agreed to a $4 million settlement with the New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, in a suit alleging that his firm and staff mishandled numerous foreclosure cases. Baum’s firm generated the largest number of foreclosure filings in New York from 2007 to 2010. In this three-year span, the firm filed around 100,000 foreclosure proceedings. Schneiderman intends for this case to set the precedent that attorneys and lenders will be held accountable in his district for wrongful mortgage and foreclosure practices.

Some of the malpractices by the Baum Firm included:

• The firm repeatedly claiming the plaintiff to be the holder of the note, when there was no documentation to prove this statement;
• In many cases the firm used a separate company for much of the processing. By use of the separate company, the firm intended to speed up the documentation process in order to file more foreclosures and increase their own profit;
• Employees from the firm often times were not authorized, trained, or certified to sign off on or handle documents they were signing;
• Many times documents were “pre-signed” without ever being read by an attorney.

Even after the settlement Baum still claims no wrong-doing by him or his firm, saying the Attorney General never disclosed a specific case where his firm preceded with foreclosure on a person whose loan was not in default.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2012/03/22/baum-settles-with-ag-will-pay-4m.html?page=all

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.

Artist Kathryn Clark Creates Quilts to portray our Nation’s Foreclosure Crisis

April 10, 2012 Posted by kingcade

San Francisco artist, Kathryn Clark has been depicting the effects of the foreclosure crisis by creating her own line of quilts. She has created nine quilts that display neighborhoods from across the country that have been hit the hardest by the housing market crash. An artist at heart, Clark spent more than five years as an urban planner. She began to notice the stories in the news about the foreclosure crisis and began noticing signs in her own neighborhood, which inspired her to depict the economic problems through her work. She chose to express the crisis through quilts because she was able to use older fabrics that were worn and provided a good representation of the distressed neighborhoods.

Clark has created quilts for areas across the country hit hardest by the crash, including: Riverside, CA, Cape Coral, FL., Las Vegas, Modesto, CA., Cleveland, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Detroit, and Phoenix.

To read more on this story and view pictures of some of Kathryn Clark’s work visit: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/03/crafting-foreclosure-crisis/1622/

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.

Huge WIN for Victims of the Housing Market Crash and Foreclosures

March 16, 2012 Posted by kingcade

On March 9th 2012, the Florida State Legislative came to the decision to not pass the foreclosure bills that would ultimately speed up the foreclosure process. The Florida attorneys fighting for the cause worked along side consumer groups and activists for the third year in a row to ensure the Senate did not pass the bills. A few of the groups that worked relentlessly for this cause was PICO Florida, FOCUS, The Florida Consumer Action Network, Sarasota’s Mortgage Justice Group, and some members from Florida’s Tea Party.

To read more on this story visit: http://mattweidnerlaw.com/blog/2012/03/we-fought-the-law-and-we-won-foreclosure-bills-dead-for-now/

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.

Increase in Foreclosure Home Sales in Palm Beach County

February 6, 2012 Posted by kingcade

During the months of July through September 2011, one in four home sales was the result of foreclosures in Palm Beach County. Throughout the State of Florida, average home sales from foreclosures were approximately 19 percent during the third quarter of 2011. In the third quarter of 2010, the statewide average was at about 39 percent. Just before the housing market crash of 2007, the average of foreclosed home sales from preceding years was around five or six percent. The sizeable percentages are commonly credited to the unfair practices from banks during the foreclosure process.

While the percentage of sales of foreclosed homes is increasing in Palm Beach County, the average selling prices on the homes are decreasing. In the third quarter of 2011, the average sale price was $115,082, which is a 15 percent cut from the third quarter of 2010, which was $135,158. This is an extremely low number in comparison to the national average home sale price that was $165,332. RealtyTrac attributes the high percentage of sales as a positive sign for Palm Beach County due to the depreciation of homes that sat idle too long before being sold.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/foreclosures/1-in-4-third-quarter-home-sales-were-2126425.html

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.