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Foreclosure Defense Success: Should You Agree to a Summary Judgment?

Imagine having a Foreclosure Complaint filed against you in 2010 as you were almost 12 months behind in making your mortgage payment. It is now 2014 and a trial has been scheduled to determine whether you get to keep your home or lose it at an auction sale. 

In the intervening years, with the help of AALS you have submitted numerous applications for assistance to modify your loan with the lender, but have been denied for any government assistance program and have only been offered a solution that would require a substantial lump sum down payment. The owner of the loan has changed at least one time during the course of the litigation along with the servicer and the attorney for bank has changed as well.  The new attorney for the bank has filed numerous documents with the Court as the trial date has approached and it appears that the new servicer has all of its "ducks" lined up to go forward and get a final judgment of foreclosure and have your home scheduled for sale. 

Mortgage Changes to Know in 2014

New rules will provide homeowners and consumers shopping for a home mortgage with new rights and greater protection from harmful practices. These rules should eliminate or sharply reduce the runarounds and painful surprises that hurt so many homeowners during and after the financial crisis.

Underwater in Florida - Real Money with Ali Velshi Recap

Our florida foreclosure lawyer, Gregory Nordt, Esq. was featured February 19, 2014  on Real Money with Ali Velshi. Basically, Ali Velshi's interviews, from top CEO's to small business store owners, shed light on the financial issues Americans face in their everyday lives, because let's be honest, financial issues are a big deal.  This episode of Real Money dealt with something that hits really close to home, in the very literal sense, since Velshi addresses the very dreaded issue, FORECLOSURE, and underwater properties in Florida.

Tips to Jumpstart Your Financial Well-Being

(BPT) - In the next few months, high school seniors across the country will be anxiously checking mailboxes for college acceptance letters. With two-thirds of recent high school grads enrolling in college as of 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is the first step on a journey towards personal and financial independence for many Americans. Whether an incoming freshman, soon to be senior or recent grad, it is never too early to get financially fit. The key to success is to make the process fun and manageable.

Easy and enjoyable financial planning is the premise behind TheMintGrad.org, a new website from Northwestern Mutual, intended to encourage 18-24 year olds to embrace the notion of F.L.C. (financial loving care) - or the importance of strong financial habits as an essential component of overall well-being. In addition to a wide spectrum of content on topics ranging from investing to interview tips, the site features columns by well-known financial bloggers and user-friendly interactive tools. According to experts at TheMintGrad.org, the quickest way to jumpstart a financial fitness program is to mind your B.I.S.:

Budgeting - Less than one third of Americans (32 percent) put together a monthly budget. Learning to track income and expenses is essential to staying out of debt, especially for someone with limited means. Successful budgeting is similar to dieting. It is important to be realistic with goals and work towards incremental improvements. And like dieting, "cheating" once or twice will not undermine progress unless it becomes an excuse for abandoning the effort.

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