More than 100,000 Florida Foreclosures Cleared in Six Months
Florida’s overwhelmed court system cleared 105,020 foreclosure cases between July and the end of December as additional judges and case managers worked to clear a stubborn backlog.
Despite the number of foreclosures taken out of the system, an additional 98,432 new cases filed during the same time period means pending cases at the end of December were still at a whopping 371,119, according to the most recent Office of the State Courts Administrator foreclosure report.
That’s a net clearance of just 6,588 cases statewide. Also, of the cases disposed during the 6-month period, about 42 percent were dismissed. Depending on the type of dismissal, those cases could be filed again.