Bondi Urges Foreclosed Homeowners To File Claim
By Bobby Freeman, Florida Realtors® // January 28, 2013
REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking any homeowners who lost their homes to a foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 to visit nationalmortgagesettlement.com immediately to file a claim.
The claim is part of a $32 billion national mortgage settlement with Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally/GMAC that includes a $1.5 billion fund to compensate borrowers who were foreclosed during that time period.
This is the largest multi-state settlement since the Tobacco Settlement in 1998.
In Florida, this amounts to approximately $170 million available to Florida borrowers. Currently about 51 percent of eligible homeowners had applied for this assistance.
“This week, I’m going around the state to find these individuals,” Bondi told Realtors attending the Florida Realtors Mid-winter Meetings last week in Orlando.
“If I have to, I’ll stand on the steps of every city hall in the state and beg people who deserve their money to come forward.”
Will Accept Claims Forms Through Feb. 15
The website claims a deadline notice of January 18, 2013, however a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office says claims administrators will accept claims forms through February 15, 2013.
Individuals who have questions or need help filing their claims can contact the settlement administrator, toll-free, at 866-430-8358, or send questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bobby Freeman, a life-time resident of Brevard County, has been a top Realtor in the area for two decades. In his first year as an agent, Freeman received a Rising Star award from his Brokers. Since then he has achieved numerous sales awards and has recently been presented with the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.
Freeman, Jennifer McCoy and Nikki McCoy Freeman are family partners for RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group. Together they have more than 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry and have sold over $150 million. Among McCoy-Freeman Group’s achievement are RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX 100% Club, Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and voted Best Realtor in Brevard County. The group has been featured in many news publications including CNN Money Magazine, CNNMoney.com, WFTV 9 ABC News, Coastal Condo Living, & Hot Retirement Towns Magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com.
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