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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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North Miami mayor found guilty of mortgage fraud

Marie Lucie Tondreau now faces up to 30 years in prison
Ben Lane
Marie Lucie Tondreau, the mayor of North Miami, Florida, was found guilty of mortgage fraud, stemming from her part in a scheme that defrauded lenders to the tune of $8 million. Prosecutors said she used her fame to recruit straw buyers.
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Florida borrowers get more than $16 million back

Ocwen mortgage settlement checks in the mail
Brena Swanson
The Florida Attorney General's office sent out more than 14,000 checks in the mail to eligible consumers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2009 and 2012.
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North Miami mayor on trial for mortgage fraud

Marie Lucie Tondreau contends she was conned by business partner
Ben Lane
The mayor of North Miami, Marie Lucie Tondreau, is currently on trial for allegedly taking part in a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded lenders to the tune of $8 million. Tondreau's lawyer claims that she is a victim too.
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