Posted by Mark Washburn on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 4:17:01 PM By Mark Washburn / January 28, 2010 Comment
Business Week reports that lenders are stepping up their efforts to collect on deficiency judgments of mortgage defaulters. The article reports that banks are seeking deficiency judgments in both short sale and foreclosure scenarios. This stepped up approach by lenders has come as a major surprise to many who have completed a recent short sale transaction. In the state of Florida, banks have five years to file the deficiency judgment and then 20 years to collect it. To get paid, banks can seize wages and bank accounts and also put liens on other assets.
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