Posts Tagged: ‘Real Estate’

South Florida Families Struggle with High Cost of Living

May 7, 2013 Posted by kingcade

According to a recent report by the Center for Housing Policy, approximately 41 percent of the low to moderate-income households across the three South Florida counties are spending more than half of their incomes on housing. Financial experts recommend families devote no more than 30 percent of their paycheck to housing costs. Although the economy in South Florida has shown signs of recovery in unemployment rates and lower home prices, the rental market and lack of salary growth are keeping housing costs high across Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties.

According to the 2011 U.S. Census data, some of the factors contributing to high housing costs include:

• Property owners taking control of the rental market.
• Former homeowners not qualifying for mortgages because of poor credit.
• Some would-be buyers either not having enough money for a down payment or facing a shortage of properties for sale.

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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.

3 Reasons the Housing Market Recovery Might Not Last

April 23, 2013 Posted by kingcade

The housing market has made a big comeback this year! Home prices have increased approximately 8 percent and interest rates have hit record-lows. However, some experts worry that the housing market will crash just as quickly as it has surged.

Below are three main reasons industry experts worry the recovery might not last.

1. Investors are leading the housing market recovery. Investors have been taking advantage of low interest rates by buying up a huge portion of the real estate inventory. However, when prices begin to rise, economists believe that investors will likely pull back. Many believe an investor-driven boom led to the original housing bubble.

2. The economic recovery is not strong enough, yet. There are many factors within the economy that can still hurt the housing market, such as employment. After gaining some momentum during 2012, the job market has been showing signs of weakness in recent months. Once the job market picks up, the housing market should gain some strength.

3. Government cuts will hurt homeowners. The housing market recovery will be greatly affected by the $85 billion worth government spending cuts. The cuts include unpaid days off for federal workers, cuts in unemployment compensation and decreased military spending. All of which will lead to job and income losses.

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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.

The Housing Market Expected to Spark Economic Growth in 2013

February 26, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Although the housing market crash of 2008 was essentially what started the recession, economists believe housing will spark economic growth this year. Most economists are in agreement that this will be a good year for economic growth and approximately half of those surveyed agreed that housing will be the reason. The other half of economists believe growth will be triggered by a combination of factors such as: consumer spending, an increase in domestic energy production and stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Economic growth is estimated to be about 2.4 percent in 2013, up from a 2 percent growth in 2012.

Economist Keith Hembre believes that new home building will be the strongest growing component of recovery. Hembre said that “supply” and “demand” are more balanced now than in previous years. According to Moody’s Analytics, approximately one million new homes will be built this year. This is a 28% increase from 2012. Home construction will also add more than one million new jobs to the job market. Another good sign for the economy is that home sales were up during 2012. Buyers are returning to the market due to record-low mortgage rates, increasing home prices and a dip in foreclosures.

To read more on this story visit:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/27/news/economy/housing-economic-growth/index.html?iid=SF_E_Highlight

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.

4 Tips to A Smooth Home Purchase

February 1, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Since the housing bubble burst, Americans are wary about purchasing a new home and banks are cautious about lending money, as well. However, there are four things you can do (or not do) to ensure your home purchase goes smoothly.

1. Avoid other major purchases before closing on your home. Banks can pull out of mortgages at any time, even moments before closing. If you buy a new car just before closing, your bank might become concerned and pull out of the mortgage.

2. Try to avoid any big career changes before closing on your home. Your salary and job stability are extremely important to mortgage lenders. The bank may delay the loan until after they are sure your new job is stable, however they may pull out of the mortgage altogether.

3. Prepare your finances for a last minute credit check. Since rules initiated by Fannie Mae went into effect in June, most lenders run a second credit check just before closing. If you mistakenly miss any payments, the bank might pull out of the mortgage. You also want to avoid applying for a new credit card, which could reduce your credit score if you are not approved.

4. Be aware of all of your closing-costs. Many homeowners put every penny into their down payment and do not have enough to pay closing costs. Closing costs can be as much as 3% of the cost of the home. You can lose the home if you do not have enough set aside for closing costs.

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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.

Columbine Survivor Faces Foreclosure

December 5, 2012 Posted by kingcade

Richard Castaldo survived the Columbine High School shootings 13 years ago after being shot. He attempted to put the massacre behind him when he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in music. However, the condo he invested in is now facing foreclosure after he fell behind on his mortgage payments in February. Castaldo was advised at the time of purchase to take an interest-only loan to buy the property, leaving him with mortgage payments he could not afford after the housing bubble burst.

Castaldo is currently seeking help from the group, Occupy LA. While at one of the group’s meetings, he met an attorney who is trying to help him not fall victim to fraudulent foreclosure practices. His house will be sold at an auction on December 6, 2012 if he and his attorney are unable to stop the process.

To read more on this story visit: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/27/15475241-columbine-survivor-turns-to-occupy-la-to-battle-foreclosure?lite

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.