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CoreLogic: 767,000 completed foreclosures in 2012

Foreclosures dropped 21% between Dec. 2011 and Dec. 2012, according to CoreLogic. Fla. tops with 10.1% inventory in Dec. but als

Fla. has nation’s top foreclosure rate in 2012

One in 32 Fla. housing units with a mortgage – 3.11% – received at least one foreclosure notice last year. Second-place Nev. saw

Foreclosure inventory falls 10% in one year

Lender Processing Services: November Mortgage Monitor report by Jacksonville-based LPS finds national foreclosure inventory drop

Agents prepare homebuyers to compete

Many buyers still expect a great deal on a foreclosure, so agents must prep them for a competition of multiple bids.

S. Fla. among 20 best markets for buying foreclosures

Despite recent concerns about a shortage of homes for sale, South Florida still ranks among the top 20 markets nationwide in whi

Foreclosure-related home sales decline in 2012

For the second consecutive year, Broward County buyers closed on fewer homes in some stage of foreclosure.

Many improving their bad credit as economy improves

Melvin Montesino endured the full brunt of the Great Recession: A lost job, then foreclosure and even bankruptcy.

Fiserv: Foreclosures may hurt S. Fla. home prices

Average home prices in Broward and Palm Beach counties could fall through the third quarter of this year before rebounding in 20

Florida tops nation in foreclosures for 6th straight month

Florida posted the nation’s highest foreclosure rate in February for the sixth consecutive month, according to RealtyTrac

Survey: Economic uncertainty keeps renters renting

Why don’t renters become buyers? 22.2% consider renting cheaper; 15.7% see it as more flexible; 11.2% lost a home to foreclosure

Fla. foreclosures up 12% in Jan., 20% year-to-year

State has six cities in the national top 10, says RealtyTrac. The upside: Foreclosures nationally dropped 7% for the month and 2

CoreLogic: Jan. foreclosures mark 15-month decline

Foreclosures down 17.8% year-to-year, up 10.5% month-to-month. Fla. second in number of foreclosures for year (95K) and No. 1 in

Economist: Big discounts on foreclosures fading

Capital Economics: A foreclosure still sells at a discount from “normal” listings, but it’s only about 12% now – the same percen

Fla. has top foreclosure rate for sixth month

Fla. foreclosure filings rose 6% in Feb. for month and 20% year-to-year for a 16-month high. Of the top 10 metro-areas nationall

Foreclosures may ease shortage of homes for sale

But regular buyers losing out to investment firms

More than 56,000 homes in Palm Beach and Broward counties make up a

Florida leads U.S. in number of ‘zombies’ foreclosures

RealtyTrac: Fla. had 90,556 foreclosed homes that were empty in 1Q 2013 – or 39% of the 231,378 houses in Fla. in some stage of

Workshop for homeowners coming to Miramar

Struggling homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure can attend a free workshop Saturday, April 6, in Miramar.

Foreclosure auctions: Are bogus prices hiding profit?

Properties purchased through Orange County Clerk of Courts foreclosure sales at one price are appearing in the county Property A

Foreclosure agreement checks to go out April 12

The first payments from a $3.6B fund go out to 4.2M borrowers soon – part of the legal settlement for ex-owners who faced forecl

RealtyTrac: Nevada surpasses Florida in foreclosures

Nevada posted the nation’s highest foreclosure rate in March, surpassing Florida, according to RealtyTrac Inc.

Clerk’s Office aims to stop bogus foreclosure sale prices

The Orange County Clerk of Courts office took a definitive step Tuesday in preventing investors buying up foreclosure properties

Florida Bar files complaint against foreclosure lawyer Stern

The Florida Bar this week filed a complaint with the state supreme court against David J.

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory down 23% in March

Completed foreclosures dropped 16% year-to-year and 52% since 2010 peak, though they rose 6% month-to-month. Fla. remains the to

Bill to accelerate foreclosures passes Senate, House

A bill meant to speed up foreclosures in Florida awaits Gov.

HUD to sell 20,000 distressed loans to investors

The sale involves FHA loans on the brink of foreclosure. Investor-buyers can’t foreclose for six months and are encouraged to he

S. Fla. falls to third in national foreclosure rankings

South Florida has relinquished its ranking as the nation’s top spot for foreclosures.

Fla. foreclosures up as lenders speed up process

RealtyTrac: Fla. foreclosure auctions up 55% year-to-year in April as homes work through the court system – a step forward in th

No. of housing starts counters drop in foreclosures

RealtyTrac: National drop in foreclosures coming on the market is balanced out by a higher number of new home starts. Delray Bea

CoreLogic: April foreclosure inventory drops 24%

CoreLogic: Month-to-month, inventory fell 2%. Meanwhile, completed foreclosures dropped 16% year-to-year but roughly equaled Mar

Foreclosure-related home sales drop in first quarter

Sales of South Florida homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first quarter as buyers struggled to find properties i

Ask a real estate pro: Lender drags feet even after settling case

Q: I was having trouble making my mortgage payments and agreed to give the deed back to the lender in lieu of foreclosure.

72K Floridians to get $1,480 foreclosure relief checks

More than 72,000 eligible Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure from 2008 to 2011 will receive $1,480 from the landmark

RealtyTrac: Florida leads nation in foreclosures

Florida and South Florida returned to the top of the nation’s foreclosure rankings in May, but that probably isn’t a

Fla. home to 1/3 of all vacant U.S. foreclosures

RealtyTrac: Fla. had 55,503 of the nation’s 168K empty properties in foreclosure but not yet bank owned. Second-place Ill. logge

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory down 27% for year

Fla. still leads the pack, however, in highest number of completed foreclosures for the year (103,000) and highest foreclosure i

RealtyTrac: Florida leads in foreclosures, but new cases decline

Florida finished the first half of 2013 with the nation’s highest foreclosure rate, but the crisis appears to be easing, a

Foreclosures down 14% in June, lowest in 6.5 years

RealtyTrac: Fla. foreclosure starts down 26% in June, but number of scheduled auctions increased 100%. State still leads the nat

Struggling homeowners can find foreclosure alternatives

Even as the housing market improves, those who bought during the bust are still struggling.

CoreLogic: 55,000 completed foreclosures in June

Homes in pre-foreclosure dropped 28% for year, though Fla. retains dubious status: No. 1 for completed foreclosures and No. 1 fo

Broward’s foreclosure auction firm ordered to pay $8.1 million for software patent violations

The Plantation company that handles Broward and Miami-Dade’s online foreclosure auctions and Palm Beach County’s tax lien sales

RealtyTrac: Foreclosures persist in Florida

Foreclosures continue to dog Florida, but the outlook appears to be brightening, experts say.

July month-to-month foreclosure activity up 2%

It’s the first month-to-month increase in over six years. Nine of the nation’s 10 highest metro foreclosure rates were in Fla.,

CoreLogic: 49,000 completed foreclosures in July

Foreclosure inventory down 32% year-to-year, though Fla. continues its reign as having more homes in its foreclosure inventory t

Fla. foreclosure starts down 65% year-to-year

RealtyTrac Aug. report: Overall, Fla. foreclosures down 43%. Nationally, foreclosure starts – a first notice sent to homeowners

NAR: Obama’s on the right track

President’s goals jibe with NAR’s goals, association said in a statement: mortgage interest deduction, family foreclosure help,

Despite recovery, distressed home sales continue

Distressed home sales increased sharply across South Florida in August, a result of more foreclosures working their way through

CoreLogic: U.S. foreclosure inventory down 33%

Fla. had nation’s highest number of completed foreclosures in Aug. 2013 (111,000) and highest number in the foreclosure process

RealtyTrac: S. Fla. foreclosures fall in September

Residential foreclosures declined in South Florida in September, but inched up in the third-quarter, according to RealtyTrac Inc

Appraisal Institute: Expect continued growth

Survey: Residential appraisers top areas of anticipated growth include mortgage lending, reviews, REO/foreclosures/short sales a

CoreLogic: 51,000 completed foreclosures in Sept.

U.S. homes facing foreclosure dropped 33% year-to-year, but Fla. in top spot for percent of homes in the process (7.4%) and tota

Delinquent borrowers more optimistic about ownership

Fannie Mae study: Many homeowners facing foreclosure still value owning over renting. Many even still consider real estate a rel

Free foreclosure seminar scheduled for Hollywood

A free foreclosure prevention workshop will be held Thursday, Nov.

Foreclosure auctions jump in South Florida

The number of foreclosed homes scheduled for the auction block in October skyrocketed by 76 percent in Palm Beach County compare

Foreclosures down – but not for high-end homes

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity on homes valued at $5 million-plus is up 61% compared to 2012, with South Fla. and Orlando two

Home prices swing back in areas hit hard by foreclosures

In one of the hottest years on record for Orlando-area home prices, an unlikely mix of communities — Maitland, Pine Hills,

RealtyTrac: South Florida foreclosure auctions increase

More existing foreclosure cases are moving through the court system, a sign that the lengthy crisis is slowly winding down, anal

It’s (almost) official – foreclosure crisis is over

RealtyTrac: The number of Fla. owners entering the foreclosure process dropped 46% year-to-year; national numbers down 32% to lo

Orlando ranks 6th in nation for foreclosures, report finds

Orlando had the sixth highest foreclosure rate in the nation during November – edging up from seventh place the month befo

Palm Beach County foreclosure filings fall below 10,000

The number of new foreclosure cases filed last year in Palm Beach County fell to a seven-year low, the Clerk & Comptroller&rsquo

Broward County foreclosure lawyer David Stern disbarred

The Florida Supreme Court this week disbarred David J.

RealtyTrac: Homes in foreclosure drop 26% in 2013

But Fla. still tops with 25% of all U.S. homes in the foreclosure process, and 3.01% of Fla. mortgaged homes in foreclosure. Ave

South Florida, state lead U.S. in foreclosures

South Florida and the state led the nation in foreclosure activity last year, topping the rankings as lenders and judges moved a

Fla. had nation’s top foreclosure rate in Jan.

RealtyTrac: One in every 346 Fla. homes faced foreclosure – but fewer owners received first notices (down 33% year-to-year) as n

Ask a real estate pro: Tenants still living in foreclosed home

Q: I recently purchased an investment property at a foreclosure auction.

Number of homes seriously underwater at two-year low

Fla. ranks second (31%) behind Nevada (34%) for high-negative-equity homes. Of those in foreclosure, 59% are seriously underwate

RealtyTrac: Fla. still No. 1 in foreclosure rates

One in every 407 Fla. homes with a mortgage is in some stage of foreclosure, and eight Fla. cities (200,000-plus population) are

U.S. foreclosure inventory down 35% year-to-year

CoreLogic: Fla. had 118,000 completed foreclosures for the month – 136% more than second-place Mich.; as a percentage, its for

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