Fla. pushing ex-owners to apply for lawsuit money

January 31, 2013


January 29th, 2013

If you know of homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asks that you provide them with this website address – nationalmortgagesettlement.com – and tell them to act now.

Part of the $32 billion national mortgage fraud settlement with Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo included a $1.5 billion fund to compensate borrowers who were foreclosed on after Jan. 1, 2008.

Approximately $170 million is available for cash payments to Florida borrowers. As of last Thursday, 51 percent of eligible homeowners had applied for assistance. Many others have not responded to multiple mailers and live operator calls informing them they may be eligible for modified loans and reduced mortgages.

“This week, I’m going around the state to find these individuals,” Bondi told Realtors attending the Florida Realtors Mid-winter Meetings last week in Orlando. “If I have to, I’ll stand on the steps of every city hall in the state and beg people who deserve their money to come forward.”

Borrowers who submit a claim online will see a deadline notice of Jan. 18, 2013. However a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office says claims administrators will accept claims forms through Feb. 15, 2013. The form must be filled out completely and properly or the claim will not be paid.

Individuals who have questions or need help filing their claims can contact the settlement administrator, toll-free, at 866-430-8358, or send questions by email to administrator@nationalmortgagesettlement.com.

Posh Pooch in Downtown Celebration, February 16th

January 25, 2013


February 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Downtown Celebration

Get ready for a howling good time at Posh Pooch in Celebration! Join us Downtown for a whole day of barking good fun.

This event is better than ever with a fresh lineup of vendors, activities, demonstrations, food, performances and fun to enjoy

with the entire family (especially four-legged friends).

Don’t have a dog? Looking for a friend for your dog? No worries!

There will be several canine rescue groups in attendance that will have dogs in need of a loving home

Classical Concert Series

January 25, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 4 p.m.

Saturdays, February 16 & March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church

The Celebration Foundation is excited to once again bring back the Celebration Classical Concert Series. Featured concerts include the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, and Mariangela Vacatello. Tickets are available at the Celebration Foundation, 610 Sycamore St. and Imagination Realty, 617 Celebration Ave.

For further information, visit the Celebration Foundation website.

Celebration Resident Reminders…….

January 25, 2013

Florida Homestead Exemption

Don’t Forget…..
The deadline for filing is March 1st, 2013!
For online filing visit the Property Appraiser’s Site:
Stetson University’s LifeLong Learning Program
First Sessions Begin, February 12th – 14th

Register either online or stop by the School

Click link below to access the Course Catalog


Classical Concert Series

Community Presbyterian Church
Sunday, January 27th, 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 16th, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 9th, 7:30 pm


Courtesy Reminder
Kathy Carlson, Owner/Broker