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February 6, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, today( 2/5) announced his support for the Disaster Savings Account Act (HR 3989) – legislation allowing for the creation of tax-free savings accounts for homeowners to set aside up to $5,000 to strengthen their homes against hurricanes and other disasters.
February 5, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
Washington, DC – February 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lois Frankel today called on the House to consider the bipartisan bill the Senate passed last week to delay flood insurance premium rate hikes by four years for homeowners.
CFO Atwater Announces 14 Arrests After Investigation Known As ‘Operation Flames and Floods’ Exposes Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud
February 5, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TALLAHASSEE – February 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the arrests of 14 individuals following a joint investigation between the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Arson Unit. “Operation Flames and Floods,” as it was termed upon its inception in November 2012, exposed an extensive scheme to defraud several insurance companies by staging fire and water damage claims to residential homes in Miami-Dade County, Lehigh Acres and Naples. The losses exceeded several million dollars after 13 homes were set on fire and five more reported extensive water damage
January 31, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, DC – January 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Joe Garcia released the following statement on the passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S.1926, in the Senate.
Grayson Introduces Bills to Extend Tax Deductions for Mortgages, Tuition, Business Research, and More
January 29, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) has introduced twelve bills aimed at continuing certain tax deductions and credits for one year. These provisions, which save Americans money and boost the economy, have already expired or will expire this year.
January 27, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – January 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that more than 1,700 Floridians will receive checks totaling more than $2.5 million next week. Under the National Mortgage Settlement, which Attorney General Bondi took a leading role in obtaining, eligible claimants will each receive a check in the amount of $1,480. The checks are being sent to claimants who lost their homes to foreclosure and who filed a claim under the National Mortgage Settlement. The $2.5 million total value of the distribution is second only to California’s and is the latest distribution by the settling banks to eligible foreclosed homeowners. The total distribution to date to foreclosed homeowners in Florida under the settlement is approximately $109.5 million to 74,000 Floridians.
January 16, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II praised House and Senate negotiators for including a provision yesterday in the 2014 Omnibus Spending bill delaying flood insurance rate increase due to reforms in FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Southerland voted for the amendment in June and signed a letter to House leadership in September urging the language be included in the 2014 spending bill.
January 15, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) announced today that relief from flood insurance rate increases is contained in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which likely will be voted on by the House of Representatives tomorrow.
January 10, 2014 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TAVARES – January 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Attorney General Bondi and OFR Commissioner Breakspear Announce $2.1 Billion State-Federal Settlement with Ocwen Mortgage
December 19, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – December 19, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Bondi, 48 additional states, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The settlement resolves allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct by Ocwen and two companies later acquired by Ocwen, Homeward Residential Inc. and Litton Home Servicing LP. Ocwen specializes in servicing high-risk mortgage loans.
December 16, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TAVARES – December 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector and Property Appraiser will close Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.
December 11, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
CLERMONT – December 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The 3rd Annual WinterFair, being held Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont, welcomes families to share in the excitement of a country, down-home holiday season in a fun, festival-like atmosphere.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Statement on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report
December 5, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – December 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report concerning the Monitor’s review of the five banks’ compliance with the settlement’s servicing standards
November 14, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) announced today that St. Cloud’s Transition House, Inc. has received two federal grants from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Transition House’s grants, which total $48,784, will help the community organization provide greater services for homeless veterans in Central Florida. The grants are a part of a national VA program to provide supportive housing and associated services to help homeless veterans achieve residential stability
November 11, 2013 Posted by Florida RealEstateRama
CLERMONT – November 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in partnership with the city of Clermont Police Department, is encouraging Lake County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials and medications in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event. The county’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will be collecting items from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Lowe’s parking lot, 1501 Sandy Grove Ave., Clermont.