Tuesday, March 20, 2012


  • The 258,000-square-foot Delray Marketplace retail center project has begun construction with Deerfield Beach-based SIKON Construction Company. The center, which is located at the northwest corner of West Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road, will feature shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and is set for completion Nov. 15 of this year. 
  • In Florida, the Federal Housing Finance Agency says it completed 119,113 loan modifications in 2010 and 2011. More than 56,550 short sales or deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure were also completed during the same time period
  • Florida has more loans that are one year or more delinquent than any state in the U.S. but California, according to a new report by the Federal Home Finance Agency. There are a total of 166,000 Florida loans more than one year delinquent, out of 292,000 delinquent loans backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the Palm Beach Post reported. California has 174,000 loans that are delinquent by a year or more.
  • Miami-Dade County saw the greatest increase in the state when it came to the rate of mortgage delinquencies, with 23.5 percent more mortgages 90 or more days delinquent than in the previous quarter, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the same period, the number of delinquent mortgages rose 19.3 percent in Broward County and 16.3 percent in Palm Beach County.  

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