‘Zombie’ Homes Haunt Florida Neighborhoods

‘Zombie’ Homes Haunt Florida Neighborhoods Aborted foreclosures leave thousands of properties in legal limbo When homeowners and banks walk away from a property, the city is left with the responsibility for the home. Sometimes it wants to fix it up and sell, sometimes it wants to tear it down. But St. Petersburg doesn’t have the … Read more

How The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen Won a Foreclosure Trial Before it Ever Started

How The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen Won a Foreclosure Trial Before it Ever Started Cross-posted from The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen By Evan M. Rosen Just minutes before the start of a trial the other day: Me: Hi, Ian (Opposing Counsel). How’s things? OC: Hi, Evan. I’m good thanks. You? Anything … Read more

The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen Crushes the Competition in a 2 Day Foreclosure Trial

The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen Crushes the Competition in a 2 Day Foreclosure Trial Cross-posted from The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen By Evan M. Rosen We did it again. The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen crushed the competition in this 2 day foreclosure trial which had three different cases spanning … Read more

Vulture Capital Hits Home: How HUD Is Helping Wall Street and Hurting Our Communities

“We’re seeing an unprecedented rise of the corporate landlord, and HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program is just facilitating the process,” said Rachel Laforest, executive director of the Right to the City Alliance. “HUD should employ a credit system that favors nonprofit bidders whose sole mission is community investment and implement stronger requirements for bid winners … Read more

FL 2nd DCA: May v. PHH Mortgage Corporation – Bank Failed to Demonstrate it Possessed the Note at time it Filed Complaint

May v. PHH Mortgage Corporation May argues that the bank failed to demonstrate that it possessed the note at the time it filed the complaint. We agree. Accordingly, we reverse and remand with directions for the trial court to enter an order of involuntary dismissal. ~ NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION … Read more