Insurance Rate Hikes Leaving Homeowners BreathlessInsurance 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.
Fire Hydrant Put In Middle Of Miami Beach YardAvoiding 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.
Guide To The "Four P's" Of Cold Weather SafetySouth 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.
Congress Continues To Get RicherIf 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 Board OKs Sinkhole Rate HikesCalling 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 Unstable In South FloridaThe latest property appraisal numbers from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties showed a mixed picture with some areas stabilizing while others continued to decline.
I-Team: Mortgage Fraud Rampant Despite CrackdownMortgage 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.
Home Sales Rising; Values Aren'tThe latest figures show that the total number of home sales have increased to 7.7 percent in February compared to a year earlier.
I-Team: More Tax Liens Filed Against Wyclef JeanHip hop artist Wyclef Jean is widely expected to announce Thursday evening that he will run for the presidency of Haiti. Now the CBS4 I-Team has learned that more questions about his finances are being asked here in the states. In January CBS4 reported that several tax liens had been filed against Jean and his wife.
I-Team: Farming Out Billions Of DollarsA CBS4 I-Team investigation has uncovered troubling questions about how Billions of your tax dollars are spent in Farm Aid each year. More than 5 Billion dollars went to aid American Farmers in direct Farm Bill payments last year. But the I-Team followed the money and discovered much of it is NOT going down on the farm!