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UNDERSTANDING THE FORECLOSURE PROCESS We all regularly hear about the “foreclosure crisis” going on in our country but what you may not know is that the situation in Florida is far worse than in any other state. According to the latest statistics released by the Mortgage Banker’s Association, Florida accounts for 23.7% of all foreclosures nationwide; which correlates to Evan M. Rosen 466,454 homes. Not only is this the largest number of any other state, it is larger than the total number of loans in 22 other states combined. The result is our courts are backed up with a caseload of 310,770 cases. Couple that with the termination of special court funding for foreclosure cases which took effect on July 1st and it appears the crisis in Florida is only getting worse. So how did this backlog swell to such an enormous figure? Why does it take so long for a bank to foreclose? This was not always the case, right? Well, we know that before Wall Street started selling shares of stocks in pools of mortgages through a process known as securitization, foreclosures could be handled within a few months. Now, in great part due to the banks’ rush to profit and lack of proper simple documentation required in any real estate or mortgage transfer, as well as the lack of complicated documentation required as a result of the securitization process, no one knows how long some cases will take because in many instances no one can properly prove who is entitled to foreclose.

Like every other plaintiff in any civil lawsuit, the plaintiff has the burden to prove all elements of their case by a “preponderance” or greater weight of the evidence. In a foreclosure action, the entity entitled to foreclose must successfully prove by this standard, among other things, that they are the proper party; the entity or person actually entitled to receive payments due under the terms of the note; and/or the party entitled to foreclose. This is generally referred to as “legal standing” and often, the banks cannot prove they have it. What follows is a chart illustrating the time periods in the pre-foreclosure and foreclosure process in Florida.

Bureaus update their reports Day 90

Lender/Mortgage Servicer sends file to attorney, Credit Bureaus update their reports

Day 90+

Any time after 90 days the entity claiming their entitlement to foreclose can file suit. In a scenario in which the entity seeking to foreclose is not the same entity as the original mortgagee or lender, and with competent counsel, this process alone can take more than 12 months.



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Call and letter from Lender/ Mortgage Servicer

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Default reported to Credit Bureaus and Lender/Mortgage Servicer sends second letter

A responsive pleading is due. If not filed, plaintiff moves for default judgment. With competent legal counsel, there can be a multitude of legitimate issues raised via motions, hearings, and discovery requests which would extend this time period greatly.

Day 40

Lender/Mortgage Servicer sends letter with payment options

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(If not represented by competent counsel) - Court schedules hearing for default

Day 60

Lender/Mortgage Servicer sends demand letter or “Acceleration Notice,” Credit


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too liberal. Another charity case is, “GIVING BACK.” What have they taken they feel they need to give back; their video collection of Nancy Graves or the Glenn Beck television shows? One euphemism that has red, white, and blue written all over it is, “IN HARM’S WAY.” My feeling is this maxim brings together both sides of the political spectrum and it is making the greatest sacrifice. A Disneylandish cliché heard often from beauty contestants in response to a question is, “TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.” The world looks alright from an astronaut’s perspective inside the space shuttle so what is wrong with it? For those who believe the Lord created the world in six days, the ocean and mountains look fine. If the Supreme Being worked on the seventh day well then maybe it would have been a better place. But that would be overtime and corporations are cutting back on the forty hour week and we’re back to “AT THE END OF THE DAY.” Well it’s time to “STEP UP TO THE PLATE” for colloquialism even if you’re not playing baseball. Hearing this one signifies a base hit and that’s one for the team! One that a banker thought up and in all probability caused the recession is, “LET’S GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.” I understand that it has this positive pat-on-the-back feeling. When Congress says it, do they mean to raise the debt ceiling? When European Nations use it, consider it a way of dealing with the Greek debt crisis and “GIVING BACK” to Greece for all their contributions to western civilization. Another saying that sounds as if it came from a pawn shop is, “GIVE IT UP.” I believe this started in elementary school when a classmate was hogging the rubber ball and the other students wanted to play. I also hear this at music concerts when introducing the entertainers. I sure would not want our government to say “GIVE IT UP” especially when it comes to raising taxes on working class Americans. However, Congress can raise taxes on the two percent of the wealthy Americans and that I would not mind so much. So, welcome to the summertime blues and, “HAVING SAID THAT” until next time - - - See you IN THE LOOP. Let me hear from you. Send your comments and ideas to:

City News judgment and at the hearing enters Final Judgment of Foreclosure. By statute, the court should order the sale of the property on a specified day within 20-35 days of the order. However, sales can still lawfully take place later than 35 days and are sometimes taking many months after the order is entered.


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(If not represented by competent counsel) – Notice of Sale published once a week for two consecutive weeks in local publication, with last posting at least 5 days prior to sale; auction sale conducted; winning bidder applies 5% deposit from funds advanced electronically prior to sale and then pays the rest by noon the following day. Dade, Broward and Palm-Beach Counties conduct their auctions online. Certificate of Sale is filed “promptly” after sale and Right of Redemption ends when certificate of sale is filed. (If not represented by competent counsel) – Ten days after filing Certificate of Sale, Certificate of Title is issued – Title vests, no further action necessary unless property is

still occupied. Day 106 -119 (If not represented by competent counsel) – 1 -14 days after Certificate of Title issues, if property still occupied, sheriff issues Notice to Vacate. Day 119 – 140 (If not represented by competent counsel) – 1 – 21 days after Notice to Vacate, sheriff vacates the property. If, on the other hand, the entity seeking to foreclose is not the same entity as the original mortgagee or lender, and the owner has retained competent counsel, this process can take years, if the bank is ever able to foreclose… The above is just an overview to help understand the current state of the foreclosure process. For more details or if you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to call or e-mail the author of this article for more information. Evan M. Rosen Rosen & Rosen, P.A. 4000 Hollywood Blvd, #725-S, Hollywood, FL 33021 954-981-1852(Phone)


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Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood Celebrates Fourth Anniversary Facebook: Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood Twitter: CuencaCigars Mobile Alerts: Type CUENCA and send it to: 41242 Cuenca Cigars 1928 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood Florida is about to celebrate its Fourth Anniversary this coming October. We can’t believe that four years have passed by so quickly, can you? It has been a long journey in the making. We have gone from a quaint little cigar shop in 2007 to the “2011 Hollywood Hot Spot Winner”. Our four years have been full of interior decorating upgrades, the addition of numerous cigar brands, and tons of new friends. Our friends, which we refer to humbly as the “Cuencaians”,

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Duplicating the success of the Johnson and Wales University mobile cookery, a caravan of gourmet food trucks recently converged at the Intracoastal Mall parking lot. This is the first time at the North Miami Beach location where twenty vendors participated in the Gourmet Truck Expo with most of the food items starting at $3.00 to $10.00. The sponsor, with the same name as the event, specializes in organizing and promoting food truck events in South Florida. Mobile kitchen culture has evolved from the humble taco stand to the stainless steel vending truck that blows its horn at places of employment during morning breaks and at lunchtime. Now there is a surge of mobilized trained chefs cooking up dishes with appetizing menus in customized vehicles. From concession trailer to catering trucks, dependable generators keep the vehicles up and running with electricity and once inside, kitchens are installed with propane stoves, steamers, refrigerators, freezer, stainless steel table, cabinets and sinks.

At the expo, diners waited in line to order various dishes. At night, the atmosphere changed as guests flocked to lighted marquee signs or followed their nose to ambrosia. A couple of mobile kitchens set up table and chairs; some families brought their own adding to the asphalt ambience. Edward Garazi and his wife Carrie were sampling items from Motys Grill. “It’s a social thing and this event brings more attention to the outdoor mall. The food is very good and I recognize several of the vendors from the university.” At Mr. Good Stuff, the specialty is Carolina BBQ with cheddar cheese and coleslaw served on a cornmeal Luna. Creative dishes as, Son of Brisket was flavorful served with red pickled onions. At the Mexican Gourmet, fish and shrimp tacos at $3.50 each was a bargain. Aaron Merullo pulled his 12 foot yellow and red food trailer called PS561all the way from Lake Worth. “I serve 100% all beef hot dogs and avocado veggie dogs with all the toppings. I usually bring my trailer to birthdays, graduations and Super Bowl parties.” A traditional South American dish was

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discuss down payments, closing costs and monthly payment options that suit you. For the seller, the agent can identify comparable sales and based on market supply, demand and conditions devise a negotiation strategy. Real Estate agents are an excellent source for both general and specific information about the community such as schools, shopping and transportation. Whether you are buying or selling, they know the professionals to help with such things as home inspections, appraisals and title insurance. Agents negotiate well because unlike most buyers and sellers they bring objectivity to the transaction. Good agents are not messengers that merely deliver offers, but rather are trained to point out the advantages and disadvantages of a particular property. Gone are the days of the one-page deposit receipt. Today’s purchase agreements and Real Estate files have an average thickness of one to three inches and include state mandated disclosures. One little mistake or omission could cost you thousands or even land you in court. Real Estate professionals are experts at navigating the paper transaction. A licensed Real Estate professional can provide more than helping you buy or sell a home. As a member of the National Assoication of REALTORS® every Realtor adheres to a strict code of ethics that embodies honesty, integrity and commitment that protects buyers and sellers.

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Clients often ask why they should hire a real estate professional with so much information at their fingertips online. They wonder, correctly, if they couldn’t buy or sell a property using the Internet without representation. Some decide to go solo and do ok, many don’t. Buying or selling a home is an important transaction and can be very complicated, especially if you do not have any experience or training in that area. That’s why it’s important to work with a specialist committed to helping you make the best possible choice to meet your goals. A knowledgeable Real Estate professional can save you endless amounts of time, money and frustration. They know the housing market inside and out and can help you avoid a host of potential problems. If you are a buyer they can help you avoid the wild goose chase and narrow the field of properties to meet your budget and criteria. They can help you with any home, even if it is listed elsewhere or if it is being sold directly by the owner. When you have selected your potential home, your agent will act as your buffer and advocate during the negotiation process. If you are a seller, your agent will filter all those phone calls that lead nowhere and induce serious buyers to write a qualified offer. Your Real Estate agent knows the best lenders in the area and if you are a buyer it can help you understand the importance of being preapproved for a mortgage. They can


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$150,000 AVENTURA Southview 2nd Fl, 3/2 ...................................Nego. $165,000 HALLANDALE BEACH Chelsea Bayview 3rd fl, 2/2 Intra view..........................$159K SOLD Chelsea Bayview 3rd fl, 1/1 Intra view..........................$111K Chelsea Bayview 3rd fl, 1/1 Intra view........................$95,9K SOLD Parker Plaza 14th fl, 2/2 Ocean view............................$329K Taromina 3rd fl,1/1 Ocean view....................................$109K Taromina PH,1/1 Ocean view.......................................$139K Sable Palm Villas 2/2 Garden vu REDUCED................$169K HOLLYWOOD SOLD Sea Air Twrs 14th fl, 2/2 direct Ocean......................$339,600 Sea Air Towers 10th fl, 2/2, direct Ocean......................$325K

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Residential For Sale • Mystic Pointe T 100: 2/2, East Ocean Views, $358,000.

• Golden Bch: House on waterfront lot, least expensive at $1.495 M,

• Harbor Towers: Lanai, 1 Convertible, Great Patio, View, 390K One-Of-A-Kind.

• Hallandale Olympus #1106, great unit, great price, $215K

• Waterview: #737 Gorgeous, Incredible Views, Spacious And Ready For New Owner...

• Brickell Plaza: 2/2.5 corner, fantastic, downtown, $485K

• Waterview: #342 2/2 great view $175K

• House For Sale In Hollywood: McKinley Double Lot, Pool. $195K

• Waterview: #1949 Great Views $235K • Waterview: 2/3 redone great views $349K #747 Fantastic • Waterview: #545 Beautiful $235K

• Sunswept: Beautiful House On The Lake, 3/2 + FL Room, Large Garden, Only $335K • Miramar: 2/2, like new. Only $230K

Call Us For Foreclosures Short Sale • Turnberry Village, 2/2, low floor, great unit, $299K

• Coronado: 1/1$1000 month Gorgeous • N. Miami: 4/2 $1575/mo • Waterview: 2/2 startin at $1500/mo


• Hollywood, McKinley St, house 3/2, with pool, great price

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August 2011 Aventura Digest  
August 2011 Aventura Digest  

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