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Man could face home foreclosure for wife's nursing home bills

Most people would do virtually whatever it takes to provide necessary end-of-life care for their loved ones. Unfortunately, for some in Florida, doing so can put them at risk for home foreclosure. An out-of-state man is currently in this exact situation and may soon lose his home as his wife's former nursing home comes after him for unpaid bills.

Rapper T-Pain faces home foreclosure in Florida

T-Pain is probably most well-known for his musical prowess, but music fans might be surprised to learn that the rapper recently lost his Florida home. Home foreclosure can happen to anyone, but there are steps that homeowners can take to stop or prevent the process altogether. However, individuals must be proactive in their approach. 

How a short sale can stop home foreclosure

Significant financial changes can leave some Florida homeowners short when it comes to paying their monthly mortgage. Short sales are often billed as an effective way to stop home foreclosure, even if it means that the owner has to sell the house and move out. While a short sale can be effective at stopping foreclosure, there are also some significant consequences that should be considered. 

Florida home foreclosure rates higher than national average

National foreclosure rates are now as low as they were back in 2006, but not everywhere is experiencing this relief. Some states -- including Florida -- are seeing a drastic increase in home foreclosure rates. Some experts believe that rising foreclosure rates in the state could be related to so-called underwater homes, which are valued at less than the homeowner's current mortgage balance. 

Send your kid to college, face home foreclosure?

Sending a child off to college is often seen as an important step in life, and most Florida parents feel proud that they are helping their children further their educations. While a college education is often essential for a good job, it can also have a downside. Families with children in college may be more vulnerable to home foreclosure during difficult economic times. 

Wells Fargo did not stop home foreclosure for qualified borrowers

Losing a house to foreclosure is a traumatizing event for homeowners. Some people in Florida are able to modify their loans or utilize certain federally-backed programs to stop home foreclosure. However, it recently came to light that a Wells Fargo mistake caused hundreds of people who qualified for help to be denied, which ultimately cost them their homes. 

Many homeowners behind on house payments because of Irma

Natural disasters are unavoidable and often leave a wake of physical destruction in their paths. However, once the news crews pack up and leave, many people forget about the financial struggles of hurricane victims in Florida. For many, these types of disasters lead to them falling behind on house payments.

Can a short sale stop home foreclosure?

Given the choice between a foreclosure and a short sale, which would you choose? Most people in Florida zero in one the word "sale" and make a quick decision. Although it certainly seems like a smarter option to quickly sell before home foreclosure hits, it can actually do a great deal of harm.

Behind on house payments? You have options

Buying a house is a monumental achievement. Putting down roots, raising a family and building a thousand tiny memories all help transform that house into what most people in Florida truly crave -- a home. When faced with the possibility of losing that home, most people are unaware that they have options even if they are behind on house payments. 

Household debt can make you behind on house payments

Mortgages typically comprise the largest chunk of the average Florida household's debt. However, they are not necessarily the largest financial obstacle when it comes to repaying debt. Still, as other forms of debt mount, the possibility of falling behind on house payments may be a reality. 

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