High court ruling means no more ‘free houses’ for Florida homeowners in foreclosure

There will be no “free houses” for Floridians who have defaulted on their mortgages but continue to live in their homes without paying. In a major opinion, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that lenders can resume foreclosing at any time, even if they have taken no action in years. Previously, they had to act […]

Only 1 in 8 EBR residents have flood insurance, meaning many will likely bear brunt of losses

Only about one in eight businesses and residences in East Baton Rouge Parish is covered by flood insurance, a reality that is sure to take a financial toll on those living in the vast swaths of neighborhoods that flooded during this weekend’s storms. The figure is higher in Livingston Parish, where 22 percent of structures […]