Judge grants foreclosure of hundreds of run-down Orlando apartments

A state judge on Friday granted the foreclosure of seven west Orlando apartment complexes with hundreds of units, the latest twist in the long-running story of some of the city’s most run-down housing.

Circuit Judge Alice Blackwell ruled that the apartments’ owner — companies controlled by father and son Salomon and Jim Yuken of Miami — had defaulted on $18.2 million in mortgage loans. She granted the foreclosure sought by lender Fannie Mae since 2011. The case includes two other complexes in Jacksonville.

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