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WHAT: First Time Homebuyers Workshop WHEN: Second Saturday of every month (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) WHERE: BCHA main office 4780 North State Rd 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL COST: FREE Registration required. Go to http://bit.ly/BCHAFirstTimeHomeBuyerForm for details. Classes fill up fast. Registrants will be placed in the first available class, which may be for a [...]
The Housing and Community Development Department has created a veterans resource guide and service directory that can be viewed on Davie’s Town’s website. There are a myriad of local, state, and federal services and programs available for veterans. The Housing and Community Development Department developed these resource tools to make it easier for veterans to [...]
Broward County Records, Taxes & Treasury Division will have mailed more than 400,000 property tax bills by November 1, 2010. Property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2011, to pay without penalty and avoid delinquency, but may be paid as early as November 1, 2010, to take advantage of discounts. A 4 [...]
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced last week an on-going effort to reign in mortgage servicers and protect Floridians from purported deceptive and unfair practices. Attorney General McCollum, along with 48 other Attorneys General, are part of a multistate effort to stop mortgage loan servicers from allegedly submitting affidavits or signing notices that appear to have [...]
Receives Additional Funds to Purchase Foreclosures
The Housing Finance Authority of Broward County has launched a Mortgage Credit Certificate Program to help reduce home loan financing costs for qualified homeowners in Broward County. The Mortgage Credit Certificate program entitles qualified applicants to a federal income tax credit in an amount of up to $2,000 annually. This enables qualified owners or buyers, [...]
A woman, who was going to be evicted from her house for not paying her rent, turned her eviction into a money-making scam. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified three victims, but they fear there could be more. Kerrian McKenzie had been living at a rental property at 8151 SW 3 Court in North Lauderdale [...]
By Andrea Freygang Broward County commissioners passed on taking an official stance on Amendment 4, despite the majority of them being against the constitutional amendment. The bill, put forth as a citizen initiative would require a vote by residents and all land-use and comprehensive plan changes put forth by a local government. The first speaker [...]
Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]
From the office of Commissioner Stacy Ritter: The Broward County Commission unanimously passed a motion which will help homeowners find and get more accurate information about the clean-up of defective Chinese drywall. Broward Commissioner Stacy Ritter asked the Commission to direct county staff to make updated, federal government approved information available to homeowners At this [...]
The City of Oakland Park Code Enforcement Division has established an on-line to registry to help solve the problems created by abandoned and vacant properties. “We identify a property as being vacant – often evidenced by an accumulation of mail, newspapers, debris, an overgrown yard, complaints, or contact from residents of the neighborhood,” said Jay [...]
On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]
A special investigation has netted 86 indictments in South Florida related to mortgage fraud. From March 1, 2010 to the present date, Operation Stolen Dreams resulted in the indictments of 86 individuals in South Florida for their participation in a series of mortgage fraud schemes that resulted in more than $76 million in fraudulent loans. [...]
Despite small signs that the real estate market, and the recession in general are starting to turn around, Broward County is still looking at an average 12 percent decline in property value, with municipal cities and other taxing entities (close to 61 government agencies in Broward collect taxes) seeing similar drops in revenue.
Real Estate Market in South Florida to be Examined at Meeting at NSU
Experts will discuss the residential and commercial real estate market in South Florida at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Titled “Adjusting to the New Normal in Southeast Florida’s Real-Estate Sectors,” the meeting will feature presentations by local leaders in real estate operations, construction, development, financing and regulation.
State Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples) today lauded the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 303 (Click here to see bill) in the General Government Policy Council. The bill is a consumer protection measure that requires Florida’s appraisal management companies
Seven students from the Master of Science in Real Estate Development program at Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship are competing in the inaugural Collegiate Real Estate Challenge hosted by the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
The City of Miramar announces the availability of funding from the Community Development Block Grant – Recovery Act (CDBG-R) to address residential repair needs for low income households throughout the City of Miramar. The City will also utilize reprogrammed CDBG funding, a balance of Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funding, and reprogrammed State Housing Initiative Partnership [...]
The City of Coral Springs is still providing assistance to low and moderate-income persons with the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed homes in Coral Springs through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Previously, the program offered funds toward the purchase of foreclosed homes in the 33065 ZIP code. Recently, HUD approved the City’s request to expand the
The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]
The Broward County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking applications from companies and organizations in Broward County to participate in the Federally Sponsored Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program.
Skidmore files bill to hold banks more accountable for foreclosure proceedings in Florida
Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore has filed a bill that intends to “make banks carry their fair share of the financial burden by making them more responsive and directly liable to the condominium and homeowners associations for delinquent fees, regular and periodic maintenance and preservation care of units and properties in arrears during foreclosure proceedings.”
Faster permits for green builders in Broward
Under a new program designed to reward contractors and homeowner-builders whose plans are designated “green” by a recognized certification program, the Broward County Permitting, Licensing and Consumer Protection Division has announced that it will speed those projects through the permitting process in less than five business days.
Oakland Park to discuss land use and possible changes The City of Oakland Park presents a neighborhood compatibility and incompatible land use ordinances community meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 4000 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. The meeting is open to all residents, property and business owners, [...]
After a nationwide search, City Manager Cameron D. Benson has named Tanja Gerhartz the new Executive Director for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Ms. Gerhartz brings more than 25 years of local economic development and planning experience to the CRA ranging from real estate redevelopment and targeted business recruitment to negotiation of incentives and [...]