Mayor’s Wife Speaks Out Regarding Financial Issues

Mayor Vincent Boccard and Terry along with their daughter Sophia.  Terry said that they have had some rough financial times due to a downward turn in construction business a few years ago.

Mayor Vincent Boccard and Terry along with their daughter Sophia. Terry said that they have had some rough financial times due to a downward turn in construction business a few years ago.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Amid recent reports that the Coral Springs Mayor’s home is facing foreclosure, Terry, wife of Vince Boccard is speaking out.

BrowardBeat first reported that the Mayor’s home was facing foreclosure, and before the news went mainstream, I asked Terry if she wanted to tell her side.

Terry admitted it was embarrassing and wasn’t sure weather she wanted to say anything about it. She said that they have been working on the foreclosure issue for awhile, and said that even though her husband is the Mayor, they are no different than any other struggling family in South Florida.

“2008 was a rough year for everyone, especially in construction,” said Terry. “We’re trying to climb out of the hole financially.”

It was later that they applied for a modified home loan. Homeowners that are facing a major financial hardship that could lead to a foreclosure can work with their lender to get a loan modification which will change the terms of the mortgage loan so the borrower can afford the payments.  However, during this time, all of their mortgage payments were being sent back to them, because, she says, the loan department doesn’t talk to the modification department. Terry says she’s been been in communication with both her attorney and the banks every week.

The home, purchased in 1998 for $220,000, is 2,551 square feet.

In the meantime, Terry has been busy raising their daughter Sophia and working part-time for a catering company while looking for full-time work.

“We have money in escrow and we’re hoping that in the next two to three weeks, when it gets to the underwriters, we’ll be on track.”

Terry says they are not in any danger of losing their home, and are doing everything possible to keep it. The construction business is doing well, and business is picking up again.

“We’re climbing out of the hole financially.”

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • concerned citizen

    It just goes to show you that some of our elected officials are “just like us.” They have the same problems we have — and sometimes worse. My heart goes out to them. You see, when your neighbor has problems like this, it’s not reported on blogs, in the paper or on TV. But when you are a public official, it’s out there for everyone to see and judge. Let’s hope people have some compassion for them.

  • Commander

    I find it disingenuous to look for understanding when the reverse is nonexistent.
    We’re way past ‘people in glass houses’ in Coral Springs.
    No one should take pleasure in the problems and heartbreak of others.
    It has nothing to do with religion, politics, or God.
    It is the ‘golden rule’, and that should be the guide of all religions, politics, and interpersonal relationships.
    Good luck to the mayors, present and recently past.
    Mayor Roy Gold has been dissed big time by the current commission, and I expect it will come back to haunt them.
    All we can ask of our leaders is that they help govern unselfishly, without the expectation of personal gain and reward.
    We are clearly no longer that small town so many of us moved to years ago.
    We now have the same problems that burden neighboring cities, and that’s too bad.
    I’m glad my kids grew up here, when C.S.politics and party affiliations were better treated separately.

    • Ira

      Sharon, fix “weather. ”

      And don’t post this.