Posts Tagged: ‘Homeowner’

Mortgage Giant Fails to Settle Homeowner Complaints

March 25, 2013 Posted by kingcade

A recent report showed that mortgage giant, Freddie Mac, failed to resolve a large portion of borrower’s complaints between October 2011 and November 2012. The report showed that Freddie Mac’s eight largest mortgage servicers resolved more than 25,500 complaints during that time but failed to handle 21 percent of the complaints filed within the allotted 30-day period. Furthermore, the report found that the majority of the complaints that came in and were considered “escalated complaints” were never reported to Freddie Mac. “Escalated complaints” are those that the field agent manning the phone cannot resolve and must be reported to Freddie Mac. Four out of eight of Freddie Mac’s mortgage servicers did not report a single complaint from October 2011 to November 2012. These four lenders included: Bank of America, CitiMortgage, Wells Fargo and Provident.

In addition to complaints not being passed on to Freddie Mac, the watchdog agency also reported that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) did not have a proper plan in place for resolving the complaints from borrowers that were reported. The FHFA is responsible for monitoring Freddie Mac and its servicers. As a result, allegations of servicing fraud and improper foreclosures were inadequately handled. Freddie Mac and its servicers are required to observe strict protocol when a borrower files a complaint, according to 2011 guidelines that were issued to protect borrowers from fraudulent lender practices.

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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, Kingcade & Garcia, P.A.

Florida’s Foreclosures Provide Bargains for Home Buyers

February 6, 2013 Posted by kingcade

According to RealtyTrac, five cities in Florida made the top ten list for the best U.S. locations to buy foreclosed homes in 2013 at a discounted rate. Florida is still suffering from a backlog of foreclosures from the real estate crisis, making it a great place to buy up bank-owned properties. One in 32 Florida homeowners received a foreclosure notice last year, which is more than double the nation’s average. Due to the high volume of foreclosures and the required court review per case, the state’s foreclosure crisis is exacerbated. Repossessions increased by 16,276 during 2012, making Florida’s total repossessions 84,456.

The Palm Bay metropolitan area in Florida has a 34-month foreclosure supply and 28 percent average discount to homes with debt problems. Central Florida areas such as Lakeland, Orlando and Tampa are also locations that made the list for prime foreclosure deals in 2013. Jacksonville is another area in Florida where distressed home sales are expected to be up this year.

New York ranked second on RealtyTrac’s list of foreclosure bargains. Four New York cities are on the top ten list including: Rochester, Albany, Schenectady and Troy.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-01-31/florida-foreclosure-cities-poised-for-2013-home-bargains

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.