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Background checks in South Florida made easy

Utilizing public record databases to find criminal, civil, or traffic violations in South Florida became a little easier Friday with the release of a semi-comprehensive list of online resources. Locating … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Applebee’s hosts ‘Give Back Night’ for Tamarac – North Lauderdale Relay for Life

As part of their commitment to the community, Applebee’s is partnering with the Relay for Life of Tamarac – North Lauderdale and the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help raise funds and generate awareness for cancer research.

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Five Guys Burgers and Fries hosts ‘Give Back Night’ for Tamarac – North Lauderdale Relay for Life

“It’s amazing to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Someone close to you or me may be one of them,” stated event chairwoman Julie Fishman. “Our Relay for Life is not only a way to join in the fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease.”

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mortgage foreclosure settlement reached

Under the terms of the mortgage foreclosure settlement with the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), $3.3 billion will be paid by banks directly to eligible mortgage borrowers. Over $5.2 billion in other assistance – such as loan modifications and forgiveness of deficiency judgments – will also be available.

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flashing in public no longer illegal in Florida

Starting Tuesday, flashing your headlights to alert oncoming traffic that police are lying in wait along the roadside will no longer be against the law in the state of Florida.

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celebrity computer hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison

Christopher Chaney, the Florida man who hacked into the personal e-mail accounts of more than 50 people associated with the entertainment industry—including actors Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Renee Olstead—was sentenced late Monday to 120 months in federal prison.

December 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mortgage foreclosure relief available for distressed homeowners

As crucial deadlines are fast approaching, I am providing an updated summary of assistance available for struggling homeowners and other victims of unfair lending practices — and what you need to do to access it.

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mike Crews to be new Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections

Governor Rick Scott will announce Monday a promotion from within at the Florida Department of Corrections. Currently holding the number two spot as deputy secretary, Michael Crews will be elevated to the top position within the nation’s third largest prison system.

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Political talk and morning drive on AM 740 WSBR

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis can be found on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida. Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mortgage delinquency rates to remain high while credit card rates to drop

The national mortgage loan delinquency rate – or the ratio of borrowers that are 60 or more days past due – is projected to decline to 5.06 percent by the end of 2013 from an estimated 5.32 percent this year. TransUnion forecasts mortgage delinquencies, a statistic generally considered to be a precursor to foreclosure, will decline in 34 states and the District of Columbia with only 13 states experiencing increases.

December 13, 2012 · Leave a comment


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