The Probability of Lenders Pursuing Deficiency Judgments in Florida


When a mortgage lender forecloses on a home and the amount that is owed is more than the value of the home, the lender has the option to pursue a deficiency claim for the outstanding amount. This practice was not terribly common during the years of real estate profits because any time a foreclosure ...

Deficiency Claims in Florida


A deficiency claim can be made by a mortgage lender against a borrower when there is a foreclosure and the amount owed on the property, including attorney’s fees and court costs, is more than the amount of money that the property is worth. Deficiency claims in Florida were once rare, but with the va ...

What are the Necessary Steps for Eviction in Florida?


In Florida, landlords need to follow two different paths to eviction, depending on whether the termination of the lease is due to a nonpayment of rent or some other lease violation. When a landlord decides to evict for nonpayment of rent, a 3-day notice is required to the tenants before eviction pro ...

Principal Reduction and the Robo-Signing Settlement: What is Occurring?


Thanks to the signing of the National Mortgage Settlement in February of 2012, homeowners may owe less on their mortgages than they did previously. This settlement, which came as a result of the robo-signing scandal that showed banks were rushing through the foreclosure process on many homes witho ...

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