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Home foreclosure is on the decline, but some are still struggling

Owning a home is a foundational aspect of the American dream. However, that dream might be more attainable for some people in Florida than for others. While home foreclosure rates are down overall, some homeowners are still struggling with their mortgage payments.

Is it possible to avoid home foreclosure?

Struggling to pay your monthly mortgage? While this can be an isolating experience, you are not alone. Other Florida homeowners have faced this exact situation, and many were able to come out on the other side without facing home foreclosure. However, avoiding foreclosure requires a proactive approach, so taking action sooner rather than later is usually best.

Home foreclosure rates on the decline

Owning a home is a monumental achievement of the American dream. Unfortunately for some Florida homeowners, that dream has proven to be more difficult than expected. Recent data indicates that some of those difficulties could be on the downward slide, with rates of home foreclosure less than they have been in several years.

Ready to stop home foreclosure? Here are some options

A house is not always just a house. Florida homeowners build memories within the four walls of their homes, and leaving those memories behind is not an easy process. This is why the process of home foreclosure is not just a financial issue -- it is also an emotional one. All is not lost, though, and many homeowners have options to effectively stop foreclosure.

Another Wells Fargo computer glitch blamed for home foreclosure

The banking behemoth Wells Fargo recently made national headlines after it admitted it wrongly foreclosed on hundreds of homes due to a computer error. The issue might not have been initially addressed, because another computer glitch was recently blamed for hundreds of more foreclosures. For those in Florida who are hoping to stop home foreclosure, this news may be particularly unsettling.

Want to avoid home foreclosure? Look in housing-diverse areas

Losing a home to foreclosure is a traumatizing event that often feels unavoidable. Now, some experts believe there could be a way to minimize the risk of such an occurrence. Florida homeowners who bought houses in neighborhoods with a greater diversity of housing types may be less likely to face home foreclosure than those who bought in more homogenous areas.

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. 

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