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Rick Scott, GOP to consider taking courts out of foreclosure process

October 1st, 2011

Very interesting article from the Miami Herald: "The push is on in Florida to cut the courts out of the foreclosure process. Supporters of the concept — which is used in nearly 30 states — say it will speed foreclosures, get houses back onto the real estate market and boost the economy. Opponents say it puts property owners at the mercy of banks..."

The article continues: "Bottom line: For ...

Benito Realty Group Yard signs in the news again

June 27th, 2011

Front page of the Miami Herald on one of our Bank Owned listings.  As one of the leading foreclosure brokers our signs grab attention of Buyers and the media.  We have received several Buyer calls and web traffic from this article and will follow up with these Buyers to offer them more of our up and coming REO inventory.

Benito Realty on front page of The Miami Herald

Benito Realty Group sign shows up in Academy Award winning film Inside Job

May 27th, 2011

Even though we didn’t ask to be featured or had anything to do with the financial meltdown in the U.S. we are glad and proficient in helping  the lenders clean up the mess. Click here to view the trailer.

Benito Realty in The Inside Job

South Florida is #1 for mortgage fraud

March 31st, 2011

Great article at The Real Deal: "South Florida is first in the country for the number of mortgage fraud suspicious activity reports per capita, according to a new report from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The region, which recorded 11,833 such reports last year, also leads the nation in Medicare fraud and auto insurance fraud."

To continue reading the full article click here.

South Florida residential inventory

March 31st, 2011

Here is a chart of South Florida's residential inventory:

South Florida residential inventory


"Active listings are properties where no current sale contract exists; pending sales are properties in which a contract for sale has been executed, but not yet closed. Listing brokers control the status of a property listing."

Continue reading the article at The Real Deal

Company Removes Chinese Drywall From 1st Home

February 15th, 2011

Chinese Drywall

"A home in Lauderhill is the first of dozens of homes in South Florida that will get rid of toxic Chinese drywall at the expense of the company that developed it.Three-hundred homes with defective Chinese drywall will be repaired by the manufacturer in a new pilot program."

"It's not just removing the drywall and putting in new," said Howard Ehrsam, of Chinese Drywall Screening. ...

Foreclosure Freeze Slows Home Sales

October 7th, 2010

A very interesting article on foreclosures. Here are some excerpts from the article.

"The decision by three major banks to freeze foreclosures will buy distressed homeowners months of extra time and temporarily block lenders from reclaiming homes."

"But it also threatens to buckle South Florida's home sales."

"As the foreclosure moratoriums play out, a slowdown in low-priced, bank-owned p ...


June 29th, 2010


Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is making the rounds in South Florida on Thursday, signing a condominium relief bill in three ceremonies.

Crist officially signed Senate Bill 1196 on June 1 but is in town to shake hands and hobnob with some of the people instrumental in getting the measure approved.

The bill is meant to help condo boards hammered by financial problems caused the housing ...

Pick your CU Vendor Carefully in Miami-Dade

May 9th, 2010

Pick your CU Vendor Carefully in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County- Certificate of Use Inspections, Ordinance No. 08-133

Miami Dade County logo

The Certificate of Use (CU) requirement is a consumer-protection legislation enacted in December 2008 for unincorporated Miami-Dade County.  There are several municipalities in Miami-Dade where the CU legislation is not required.   The APN parcel number (folio #) should star ...

Florida Submits Detailed Proposal for Utilization of Hardest Hit Funding

April 30th, 2010
"Due to the high levels of home price declines and unemployment in the Sunshine State, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) was selected as one

of five state housing finance agencies to receive funding through the administration’s Hardest Hit Fund. Of the initial $1.5 billion in federal funding allocated for these markets, Florida Housing is slated to receive $418 ...

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