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Suspect Ricardo Ribas (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Fake Realtor Charged With Grand Theft

A South Florida man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a realtor and duping at least one person into buying a home that he didn’t have the authority to sell.

CBS4–01/18/2013

Two foreclosure clinics aim to help struggling homeowners. (Source: CBS4)

Deadline Looms For Foreclosure Claims

Floridians who lost their homes between 2008 and 2012 have until Friday to register for their share of a $25 billion national settlement with a handful of mortgage lenders.

01/17/2013

A South Florida group says the three leading mortgage holders, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and Bank of America are purposely neglecting foreclosed homes in bad neighborhoods. (CBS4)

S. Fla. Group Alleges Foreclosure Upkeep By Banks Depends On Zip Code

Making her way down the side of a house on NW 65th Street in the Liberty City section of Miami, Keenya Robertson steps over broken glass and around an assortment of garbage. Some of the windows of the duplex are boarded up with plywood. Other windows are left wide open. There is no mail box or Realtor sign out front. And around back the grass is dead and a tree has partially fallen.

CBS4–12/18/2012

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Florida Tops Nation In Foreclosures In Sept.

Foreclosures have crippled the South Florida home market since the Great Recession hit and while the rest of the nation has started to show improvement, Florida continues to struggle to recover from the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.

CBS Miami–10/11/2012

Foreclosure Sign (Source: CBS4)

Thousands Eligible For Foreclosure Settlement Funds

Thousands of Floridians who lost their homes in foreclosures will soon be able to file for compensation.

CBS4–09/25/2012

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$1.7 Billion Paid To FL Homeowners To Settle Foreclosure Abuses

Florida homeowners are expected to be paid about $8 billion in compensation for foreclosure abuses by lenders.

CBS4–08/29/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Bailout Double Standard

Romney negotiated a $10 million federal bailout for his company, but has called for foreclosures to be allowed to “hit bottom” and letting Detroit go bankrupt.

07/25/2012

(CBS4)

Home Sales, Prices On The Rise In Miami-Dade County

Some good news for single family homes and condos in Miami-Dade County; sales saw a double digit jump in May.

CBS4–06/23/2012

Broward Commissioner Dale Holness is under fire for letting a Ft. Lauderdale property fall into disrepair. (CBS4)

Broward Commissioner Under Fire For Ft. Lauderdale Eye Sore

Beer bottles and debris litter the lawn in front of a vacant home in Ft. Lauderdale, its windows covered by white boards.

05/13/2012

Supporters crowded the entrance of a home in Aventura. They are trying to keep authorities from evicting a woman in foreclosure. (CBS4)

Group Forms Human Blockage To Prevent Aventura Eviction

As the sun set Wednesday night, 84-year-old Adline Pierre held her granddaughter, fighting tears. A young man is bent down next to her trying to comfort her. “We are here to make sure you don’t end up in the street,” Hashim Benford told her.

CBS4–03/28/2012

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