Posts Tagged: ‘Mortgage Balance’

South Florida’s Average Mortgage Balance Dropped $3K in a Year

December 19, 2012 Posted by kingcade

According to CreditKarma.com South Florida’s average mortgage balance has dropped $3,000 since last year. Average debt in November 2011 in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties was $198,150 and dropped to $195,274 in November 2012. This is a sign that the economy is slowly improving in South Florida. Credit card debt has also dropped since 2011, on average more than $1,000 per consumer.

Palm Beach and Broward County mortgage banker, Adam Cohn said he has noticed that clients are trying to pay down their mortgages before refinancing. Cohn also said he has seen some couples take out of retirement to pay down their mortgages. The fact that homeowners have become more cautious with their money shows they have learned a lot from their financial mistakes during the recession. The average mortgage amount for new homeowners in South Florida is approximately $200,000.

To read more on this story visit: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/blogs/money-sense/sfl-mortgage-balance-drops-20121211,0,6625974.story

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.

Mortgage Balance, Default and Foreclosure

April 26, 2012 Posted by kingcade

Statistics show that the wealthy may be able to stay in their homes longer after default than the average homeowner. The length of time that a homeowner may be in default before the bank takes action may depend in part on the value of the property. A new report suggests that banks may be more lenient with homeowners who live in million-dollar homes than the average homeowner with a mortgage of $250,000 or less. These homeowners have been able to stay in their homes an average of 792 days without making a payment, while a homeowner with a $250,000 mortgage will likely be required to vacate their home up to six months sooner.

The exact reason for the difference is unclear. Some speculate that several factors weigh into the bank’s decision to initiate foreclosure proceedings, including:

• The expense in maintaining these types of homes during the foreclosure process
• The greater likelihood that the wealthy individual will regain the ability to repay the mortgage in the near future
• The fact that a lot of banks do not package and sell larger mortgage loans, loans which may be made to individuals who banks feel are important citizens in the community or with whom they have a long-standing relationship.

All of these factors may play a role in the bank’s decision to initiate foreclosure proceedings.

Bank foreclosures are happening everywhere in this country. Many homeowners are faced with the reality of losing their homes. But homeowners may have options that will stop or delay the process. One of these options is filing for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy allows debtors to get a fresh start. Essentially wiping the slate clean, individuals can start over and begin the road to recovering financial stability. Once an individual files for bankruptcy, the court implements an automatic stay. This “automatic stay” requires creditors to hold off on their collection actions while the bankruptcy is pending. Whether individuals are able to keep their homes following the bankruptcy may depend on what type of bankruptcy was filed. But often debtors are able to keep their home and vehicle so they have a place to live while rebuilding credit.

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.