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Wellington Foreclosures | REO | Bank Owned | Market Report

Wellington Foreclosures | REO | Bank Owned | Market Report

If you are looking for a foreclosed property to buy in Wellington Florida you will be hard pressed to find one. There are very few bank owned properties for sale in Wellington. 

REO is a real estate term that means, Real Estate Owned. This term is used by banks with regards to the assets they own, the properties they have taken title to through the act of foreclosure. 

Currently there are only 4 properties listed for sale in Wellington as bank owned properties REOs.  

12305 Equine Lane is listed at $510,000. This home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with 6,287 square feet. 

15721 Athens Ter is listed at $333,382. This home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with 4324 square feet. 

12632 Buckland St is listed at $239,000. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 2586 square feet. 

and a  multi-family zoned lot is listed for sale at $41,000.

Contact Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset at 561-753-0135 to get started on your home search. 

Wellington Short Sale Market Report October 2012

Wellington Short Sale Market Report- October 2012 

Currently there are 41 short sales for sale in Wellington. 

The highest priced short sale is a single family home with a 6 stall barn listed at $1,649,000 with 3258 approx. living square feet under air. This home is in a gated equestrian community. 

The lowest priced single family home short sale in Wellington is currently listed at $ 158,773 with 1641 square feet and this home backs up the preserve. 

Most of the homes for sale in Wellington as short sales are priced in the high $200,000’s to the mid $300,000’s. 

There are not many short sales for sale in Wellington and that has been the case for almost a year now. We are anticipating more short sales to come on the market in 2013 as the layoffs and unemployed numbers rise. We will also start to see some short sales coming on the market because of time is coming up for many homeowners who have not made their mortgage payments for a long time. The banks are starting to foreclose again and the courts are processing foreclosure judgments. 

If you are looking at options to foreclosure, a short sale may be your best option. It is most often a better option for you than to leave your keys on the table and just leave when the sheriff arrives at your day with a notice to vacate. Many times homeowners qualify for cash incentives to do a short sale by their lenders. 

Call Nestor Gasset and Katerina Gasset today at 561-753-0135 to go over your foreclosure options. This call is confidential. Don’t lose your home to foreclosure. Call us today. 

Florida Foreclosure Case- Homeowners Win in Appeal

Florida Foreclosure Case- Homeowners Win in Appeal 

A Florida appeals court sided with homeowners Cesar and Ruth Vidal in Broward County in south Florida. They have a home in North Lauderdale. The bank foreclosed on their home. 

The homeowners took their case to the County Circuit Court where they lost and that court favored in behalf of the lender. 

Then the homeowners appealed their case in the Fourth District Court of Appeals who ruled that the foreclosure must be overturned. 

This is not the first homeowner that has won a case in Florida courts regarding their foreclosure. 

Florida is a judicial state. We are also a deed state. This means that the banks must go through a judicial process of sueing the homeowner in court, called a lis pendens filing, and then the homeowner becomes the defendent. As the defendent the homeowner gets to bring forth a defense and a case to the judge about why the bank should not foreclose on them. 

Now the fact is that it is not easy for the homeowner to win a case. If you are not making your mortgage payments you have defaulted on your promise to pay back the money you borrowed from your bank to buy your home. At the end of the day, the piper must be paid. 

But this is why the judicial process is so important for us who own property in Florida. Be mindful of that and do what you can to keep supporting us to have a judicial foreclosure system. There are times when banks err and in non recourse states you don’t have a prayer. 

The judge in the appeals court in this case also rules that the Vidals could continue to seek damages and try to have their mortgage canceled on the grounds that their lender, Liquidation Properties Inc allegedly violated the Truth in Lending Act. 

We know of a couple other cases where judges have canceled the homeowners mortgage because of harrassment and violations of the Fair Credit Act. These cases are rare though so don’t go starting to make a case like this without good evidence in your favor. 

Some people use the judicial process to delay the ultimate end reality that they are going to have to move out of their home. Again, this is better than not having a judicial process. 

The banks complain that the judicial process takes too long here in Florida, the average time is over 800 days now. Some people want this to hurry up to stop the bleeding however we must always be careful of the unintended consequences of quick solutions. Stay vigilant in our rights to keep our judicial process. 

The Vidal case though, could set a precedent and could affect thousands of homeowners which is a win for homeowners. 

We are not attorneys and we are NOT giving any legal advice, we are just reporting the news.