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Attorney Sheryl A. Edwards Named to the 2014 List of Florida Super Lawyers®

The Edwards Law Firm, PL is proud to announce that Attorney Sheryl A. Edwards has been named to the 2014 list of Florida Super Lawyers® . This honor is only awarded to a maximum of 5% of ...
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New help for Struggling Borrowers published by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In January 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued several new rules governing mortgage servicers consideration of a borrower's application for loss mitigation which rules became ...
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Florida 2nd DCA requests Supreme Court to Review Standing in Foreclosures

Today, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released its earthshattering decision in Focht v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The appellate court is asking the Florida Supreme Court to review the ...
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Tips to Avoid Foreclosing Your Home

If you are a homeowner, the idea of losing your house can be a frightening thing to imagine; especially if you have a family in the picture as well. Even if you feel as though all hope is lost, ...
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Is the new Florida Fair Foreclosure Act Really Fair?

On June 7, 2013, Governor Scott signed the Florida Fair Foreclosure Act into law. The Act makes many substantive and procedural changes to how foreclosures are processed by the courts with the ...
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Sheryl A. Edwards Featured on SNN Local News

On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Sheryl A. Edwards was featured on SNN Local News in a segment addressing Florida's foreclosure increase. The news anchor discussed how the American dream of owning a home ...
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What is a hardship? The answer may surprise you!

One of the key ingredients to a successful short sale or loan modification is a hardship - the underwater property owner must be able to demonstrate a hardship to obtain a waiver of deficiency or loan ...
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Mortgage Debt Relief Act - An Alternative to Exempt Forgiven Debt from IRS Taxation

Everyone who is considering a short sale of their primary residence is currently in a holding pattern waiting to see if Congress renews the Mortgage Debt Relief Act. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act ...
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Clock is ticking on Mortgage Debt Relief Act

Several weeks ago, Florida property owners started to receive mortgage balance reduction offers from the nation's biggest mortgage servicers under the settlement reached earlier this year in the ...
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New 11th Circuit Case allows avoidance of Second Mortgages in Chapter 7

On May 11, 2012, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal (whose decisions are binding in Florida) published its opinion in In re: McNeal. In the opinion, the 11th Circuit ruled that a wholly unsecured second ...
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Short Sale after Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

We are receiving more and more calls from property owners who are wondering why their lender has not finished the foreclosure on their home after the property owner has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy ...
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Can foreclosure sale be set aside if loan modification is pending?

The Florida Supreme Court has been requested to consider a case asking for guidance on the requirements necessary to set aside a foreclosure sale. Generally, a foreclosure sale can be set aside for ...
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Government Program to Review 2009 and 2010 Foreclosures

The U.S. Government has kicked off a new program that allows homeowners who were foreclosed in 2009 and 2010 to request an "independent" review of their mortgage foreclosure if their loan ...
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New Short Sale Incentives Offered by Bank of America to Avoid Foreclosure

Bank of America has just announced new short sale incentives to encourage distressed Florida homeowners to explore short sales and avoid foreclosure. The announcement indicates that homeowners would ...
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Florida Supreme Court Reconsidering Mandatory Foreclosure Mediation

Since 2009, mediation has been required in all residential foreclosure actions involving homestead property in Florida through an administrative order issued by the Florida Supreme Court. (Actually, ...
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More Mortgages Trend Toward Foreclosure and Short Sale

Based upon recently published census data, a dangerously high percentage of mortgage holders in Sarasota, Florida and all of Southwest Florida are in danger of future default and possible foreclosure. ...
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Welcome to our Sarasota Foreclosure Defense Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Sarasota Foreclosure Defense Blog.
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