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This year, Miami-Dade County initiated an online
foreclosure property auction. This new system replaced
the traditional practice of purchasing foreclosed
properties at “the court house steps” and has allowed
bidders to purchase said properties from the comfort
of their own home or office. Now we can all purchase
foreclosed opportunities while surfing the Web on our
laptops or iPads. This new system has truly driven
the county into the 21st century. Not only is the
system convenient for buyers, but it has streamlined
the auction practice by allowing up to four times as
many homes to be auctioned per week. No longer do
lenders have to wait months to get properties sold. So
is the foreclosure deadlock over? Not quite. Like all
great technological innovations, there’s a downside.
Many hardworking residents are purchasing what they
believe to be bargains and realizing that what they
have purchased is a second or third lien holder’s lien.
They are not buying properties that are free and clear,
but ones that are still trapped with massive first liens.
Yet this problem is easily overcome. What do we say
to those new entrepreneurs? Our suggestion is to take
a handful of properties that you are interested in and
do your homework. Perform a title and lien search for
said properties. Sure you have to spend a few dollars to
conduct these searches, but the benefit is worthwhile.
Have a doubt? Call our office to schedule a free
› The Law Office of Adorno,
Damas, & Associates P.L. is
always available for further
information on this topic as
well as several other areas of
law that may be of interest to
you and your organization.
The entire team can be reached by calling 305.381.9999 or
“I don’t care too much for money…
money can’t buy me love.”
— The Beatles
28 Wasted Gift
1 out of 100 people who reach
retirement age are considered
wealthy. That staggering number
seems to be getting worse as
time goes on thanks to American
Ever thought a gift card makes the
best present? You might want to
think again. An estimated 15% go
unused or expire before they are
claimed. Of course, where you get it
from is usually a factor.
A good tip most accountants shell
out to their savings-challenged
clients is to take out $100 a week (or
whatever amount suits them) and
put it in a lockbox at home for a rainy
day. It’s a great habit to have.