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Three American cities score high on global luxury list

San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami land in the top ten
Allison Tester
What do San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami have in common besides beaches and tourist attractions? Real estate. All three cities are all on the list of the top ten luxury real estate markets in the world released by Knight Frank.
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Sen. Marco Rubio faced foreclosure; sold house for $18,000 loss

New York Times takes a deep dive into presidential candidate’s finances
Ben Lane
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio faced foreclosure on a home he owned in Tallahassee after failing to make his mortgage payment for five months, according to a new report from the New York Times, which did a deep dive into the presidential candidate’s finances.
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CFPB secures $27.7 million judgment against foreclosure relief scammers

Problem is, the scammers have only $655,737
Ben Lane
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the State of Florida announced Friday that a federal judge granted final judgment against a Florida law firm and its associated companies, requiring the companies to pay $27.7 million for their part in a massive foreclosure relief scam that defrauded approximately 2,000 consumers.
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ditech expands its consumer direct channel in Florida

Plans to hire more loan specialists
Brena Swanson
Since Ditech Mortgage Corp launched back into the industry in March 2014, it has made several key changes to once again be a major player in the mortgage space. This time around the lender announced it is expanding its consumer direct channel into the Jacksonville, Florida, area.
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Popularity of Florida first-time homebuyer tax credit program exploding

Little-known program pays buyers $2,000 per year
Ben Lane
The number of first-time homebuyers in Florida who are taking advantage of a little-known program that pays them $2,000 a year to buy a home tripled in the last year.
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Black Knight: Home prices erase last month's gains

Florida dominates top-performing metros
Brena Swanson
Home prices continue to hover around the same level and erased all of the gains reported last month for November. At the same time, Florida keeps dominating the top 10 performing metro areas.
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Black Knight: Home prices barely tick higher

Florida and Texas dominate top metros
Brena Swanson
Although home prices barely nudged, top performing states continued to hold on strong as Texas and Florida dominated the top-performing metros list.
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Inlanta Mortgage expands in Florida, Illinois

Continues to grow its mortgage operations
Brena Swanson
Inlanta Mortgage continues to grow, adding new branches in Florida and Illinois. This is the latest is a series of growth initiatives from the lender. Back in September 2014, Inlanta announced a new office in Minneapolis, and in April 2014, it announced the promotion of two executive positions.
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Florida’s foreclosure crisis far from over

Housing is still unaffordable
Brena Swanson
Florida continues to report some of the highest foreclosure numbers in America. But is this fact enough to say that the state is in the middle of a crisis? Here’s one lawyer's opinion.
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South Florida housing will continue recovery in 2015

And other predictions for South Florida in 2015
Ben Lane
The opportunity to make a serious profit by buying a house in South Florida may be going away soon, but that doesn’t mean that South Florida housing isn’t in a healthy place.
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