Mortgage Meltdown – Distressed Homeowners Take on Lenders in Court and Win

Mortgage Meltdown Distressed Homeowners Take on Lenders in Court April 09, 2010 By: Paola Iuspa-Abbott Diane and John Cirigliano can’t wait to face off with Wells Fargo at a foreclosure trial. A Miami-Dade circuit court judge last month sided with them, when he ruled that the lender had failed to prove it had the right … Read more

HB 1523 & SB 2270 – Homeowner Relief & Housing Recovery Act & the Nonjudicial Foreclosure Act for Nonhomestead Properties – STOP the Madness of Nonjudicial Foreclosures in Florida

UPDATE 04/13/10 By Kimberly Miller Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Proposed legislation that would allow banks to foreclose on Florida homes without going to court died in a House committee Monday, giving supporters scant hope for success this year. But we are not done yet… SB 2270 is still alive… The Nonjudicial Foreclosure Act for … Read more

“Rally in Tally”- Lawyers for Homeowner’s Rights Rally in Tallahassee

VIA Matt Weidner’s Blog Attention Attorneys and Advocates: The Florida Legislature is in session until April 30th. There are a variety of bills pending in the legislature which threaten to dramatically change the practice of consumer law and would eliminate homeowner and consumer rights. The bankers, the foreclosure mills and other wrongdoers are lobbying Tallahassee … Read more

What Happens to Household Formation in a Recession

The present economic downturn has been, by many measures, the most severe since the Great Depression.  The housing market has been buffeted by large declines in real house prices, caused in part by the collapse of the housing finance system and by continued job losses. While the difficulties in the housing market are nationwide, some … Read more

Florida 4th DCA Reverses Final Judgement Ruling – Elliott v. Aurora Loan Services

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA FOURTH DISTRICT January Term 2010 PIERRE ELLIOTT and LISA ELLIOTT, Appellants, v. AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as nominee and STONEBROOK ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC., Appellees. No. 4D08-4362 [ April 7, 2010 ] TAYLOR, J. Pierre  and Lisa  Elliott  appeal  a final  … Read more