If there is no activity in your case for a period of 11 months, the Clerk of Court will automatically generate a notice of hearing for the lender's failure to prosecute. Of course, a copy will be sent to the lender's attorney and, if nothing had been filed up to that time, some pleading will almost assuredly be filed. Even something trivial such as a notice of dropping the unknown tenant can serve as record activity and keep the case active. Should the case be dismissed for failure to prosecute, it would be dismissed without prejudice and the lender could refile. Due to the backlog of foreclosure cases and disorganization of some of the larger firms that represent lenders, this 5 month delay does not surprise me one iota.
Unfortunately, the Broward Clerk provides very little information on line without a fee. You can pay the fee or go to the courthouse to review the file. The clerk there can print out the docket for you for a nominal fee and you can also review the file itself.
There is no substitute for the professional advice of an attorney who knows your case and represents you. My post is not, and may not be relied on as, legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Best wishes for a just and expeditious resolution.