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The number of foreclosures in Florida has quadrupled since 2006. In Bradenton and Sarasota alone, foreclosures rose 600 percent between 2006 and 2008. This week on Florida Matters, we’re examining the impact of foreclosure on our community. We’ll answer listener-submitted questions about mortgage problems and connect you with resources to help if you’re facing the prospect of losing your home.
Irene Maher speaks with Pasco County activists from Protectors of Florida's Legacy, a group that succeeded in turning down a Class 1 Landfill proposal in Dade City. Members of the group argued that the project would have potentially damaged the natural resources in the area, creating an eyesore for the community.
Florida Matters host Irene Maher sits down with two community organizers - Don Brown from the NAACP's Florida Conference, and Nikki Benoit from Florida Voices for Animals - to discuss how they use different approaches to achieve their goals.
Mary Frances Cormican says she and other realtors are busy selling homes right now but are having difficulty with an influx of short sales on the market. (1:11)
Cormican explains how she thinks the Save Our Homes property tax cap exacerbated the housing bubble a few years ago. (1:45)
Anthony DiMarco describes how some lenders are tightening requirements for mortgages now and how the mortgage lending market is changing. (2:26)
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