CBS4 Investigates the alleged abuse of liens and other fees by some court appointed receivers, all of whom were assigned by the court to protect the association's interests and finances. (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Condo Cash Mystery Part 1

How does a $7 debt owed to a condo association, turn into a lien against the owner for more than $13,000? CBS4 Investigates the alleged abuse of liens and other fees by some court appointed receivers, all of whom were assigned by the court to protect the association’s interests and finances. As CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez tells us, owners and judges are starting to take a second look.


(Source: CBS4)

Living Large: $15M Home In Fort Lauderdale

Welcome to 512 Seven Isles drive in Fort Lauderdale. Located just off Las Olas Boulevard, the estate features an 11-car garage, two separate pools and wide water views.


Citizens Insurance

Citizens Insurance Plans Wallet-Friendly Re-inspection Program

Homeowners whose policies are underwritten by Citizens Property Insurance finally have some good news.

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Insurance Rate Hikes Leaving Homeowners Breathless

Insurance rates in Florida are already among the highest in the nation, but as insurers look to make what they claim are “market adjustments” to rates, some Floridians are finding they have to make a choice between paying for their insurance, or their home.


Miami Beach Fire Hydrant

Fire Hydrant Put In Middle Of Miami Beach Yard

Avoiding stepping in something left by man’s best friend has gotten a little bit tougher for Miami Beach resident Laurie Miller after the city decided to put a bright yellow fire hydrant right in the middle of her front yard, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.


(Source: CBS4)

Guide To The “Four P’s” Of Cold Weather Safety

South Floridians simply aren’t used to shivering through extremely cold weather. That’s why we need to remember the “Four P’s” of cold weather safety when the temperatures tumble.


(Source: AP)

Congress Continues To Get Richer

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who think Congress has lost touch with the economics of average Americans, there’s a simple reason why.


Citizens Property Insurance

Citizens Board OKs Sinkhole Rate Hikes

Calling the proposed rate increases painful but necessary, Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved sinkhole premium increases for 2012 that will cause rates for coastal homeowners to skyrocket.


Property Values

Property Values Unstable In South Florida

The latest property appraisal numbers from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties showed a mixed picture with some areas stabilizing while others continued to decline.


Mortgage Fraud

I-Team: Mortgage Fraud Rampant Despite Crackdown

Mortgage fraud. It’s a growing crime that federal prosecutors now say costs taxpayers, legitimate homeowners and banks billions of dollars every year. The fraud has become so bad that experts say it has driven up the cost of any loans you might need.