More than 52,000 foreclosure cases in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast court systems today
5:40 PM, Jan 10, 2013
7:57 PM, Jan 11, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Grady Johnson III can't say enough about his real estate agent
"She was such a blessing," Johnson said.
Six months into a foreclosure she helped him out of a bind.
"I just was stressed. I couldn't make my mortgage and was ready to just walk away," Johnson said.
But he found out he could dodge a foreclosure with a short sale.
"It allows you to walk away with a dignified exit. You're forgiven of the debts 95-percent of the time. And you're forgiven of the taxes because the
Debt Relief Act was extended for another year," Westerman said.
Grady's no longer among the 52,000 pending foreclosure cases in the Palm Beach County or the Treasure Coast court system.
Here's the breakdown:
Palm Beach County: 39,000 (as of January 2013 according to Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller's office)
Martin County: 2,973 (as of January 10th, 2013 according to Martin County Clerk and Comptroller's office)
St. Lucie County: 7,941 (as of November 30, 2012 according to the 19th Circuit Court)
Indian River County: 2,266 (as of November 30, 2012 according to the 19th Circuit Court)
Okeechobee County: 607 (as of November 30, 2012 according to the 19th Circuit Court)