A recent report shows foreclosure activity on the decline, bringing South Florida’s rank to 10th in the nation among other metropolitan areas. One in every 786 housing units in South Florida was in some stage of foreclosure last month, according to the real estate research company ATTOM Data Solutions. This number has fallen nearly 18 percent compared to the previous year.
Miami-Dade had the largest number of distressed properties with 1,479 homes in the foreclosure pipeline last month. Broward came in second with 1,012 housing units, followed by Palm Beach with 657.
Miami was one of the hardest hit cities during the housing market crash. This was in part due to lenient mortgage requirements and a surplus of new condo projects.
As home prices recovered and more buyers began purchasing properties in all-cash, South Florida’s foreclosure rate has steadily declined over the past few years.
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.