Signs it is Time to Replace Your Bankruptcy Attorney

No matter how carefully you planned for the future and how hard you work, there are times when a personal or professional bankruptcy is inevitable. When you can no longer afford to make on-time payments and other forms of debt relief such as negotiating with creditors fail, then bankruptcy may become your only reasonable option. […]

Why Sellers Ignore Their Realtors’ Advice           

The real estate market has always fluctuated, with various issues impacting how economists view the strength of the real estate industry as a whole. In a recent study, several housing markets, including the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, were considered overvalued, meaning the prices were not sustainable long-term. This news has started to alarm both buyers and […]

How Filing Bankruptcy Affects Florida Renters

According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida has been a “hot market for renters” for a few years now. While the renter’s market might be booming, anyone who is dealing with bankruptcy may be wondering how filing bankruptcy will affect him or her as a renter. While an experienced Jacksonville bankruptcy attorney can help you […]

Tips for Purchasing a Short Sale Property

Purchasing a short sale listing gives buyers a unique opportunity to acquire an attractive home at a discounted rate. Unlike a foreclosure, most short sales have been occupied either right up to the sale or have only been unoccupied for a very short period of time. This reduces the chances of a buyer having to […]

What to Expect at Your Bankruptcy 341 Meeting

One of the most potentially unnerving parts of filing for bankruptcy is the requirement to attend certain hearings in person. In addition to going before a judge to have your case confirmed, you must also attend a meeting of creditors with your trustee. This meeting is one of the most crucial parts of your bankruptcy […]

Pre-Closing Checklist for Sellers

Over the past few years the Florida real estate market has fluctuated wildly, creating apprehension for both buyers and sellers. In 2017, the market experienced a strong rebound, making it possible for sellers to benefit from rising property values. Sellers who want to benefit from the pricing increase and slight inventory decrease are eager to […]

What to do if Your Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Case is Dismissed

After filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy debtors are required to make monthly payments to a bankruptcy court trustee. These payments are distributed to various creditors, including a debtor’s attorney and the trustee him or herself. At the end of the bankruptcy, the petitioner will receive a discharge that prevents creditors from pursuing him or her […]

What Not to do After Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan

Finding a lender is probably the most important step in the home buying process. Shopping for a house knowing that you have been pre-approved for a certain amount gives both the buyer and seller a sense of security. Unfortunately, some new homebuyers do not realize that getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan does not guarantee […]

Why Bankruptcy Cases are Dismissed

  Filing for bankruptcy is a stressful experience that requires multiple court hearings, meetings with an attorney, and a thorough review of your finances. While these things are unpleasant they are usually viewed as a reasonable inconvenience by those drowning in debt. Unfortunately, in some situations the bankruptcy case is abruptly dismissed before the filer […]

Tips for Managing Last Minute Disputes Between Buyers and Sellers

The process of buying and selling real estate is stressful, especially if the buyer and seller are not getting along. During a high stress transaction, it is not unusual for one or both parties to grow frustrated over a perceived error in a contract, miscommunication regarding repairs, or a dozen other small issues. Often real […]