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40 Million McMansions

Posted in Mortgage Modification

America has 40 million McMansions that no one wants By Christopher Mims 9 Feb...

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Second Mortgage Time Bomb

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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Time Bomb: Mortgage Modification  by Eugene S....

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Ocwen Backs Principal Reductions

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Ocwen Backs Principal Reductions, Mandatory Outsourcing to Improve HAMP By:...

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Farmer – Fisher Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

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Chapter 12 Bankruptcy 2inShare by Douglas Jacobs, California Bankruptcy...

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Mortgage Settlement Reached: A Beginning, Not an End

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Mortgage Settlement Reached: A Beginning, Not an End George Zornick on...

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Forgery in Missouri Foreclosures

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Company Faces Forgery Charges in Missouri Foreclosures By GRETCHEN MORGENSON...

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An Easier Path to Refinancing

Posted in Mortgage Modification

February 4, 2012 An Easier Path to Refinancing It is only a first step toward...

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New York Sues 3 Big Banks Over Mortgage Database

Posted in MERS

February 3, 2012 New York Sues 3 Big Banks Over Mortgage Database By REUTERS...

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Bankruptcy: What Are You Waiting For?

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Bankruptcy: What Are You Waiting For?  by Dana Wilkinson, Attorney at Law...

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Facing Foreclosure? You May Have Options

Posted in Foreclosure, Foreclosure Defense

  Facing Foreclosure? You May Have Options If yours is one of the nation’s...

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Top 15 Lies About Bankruptcy

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Top 15 Lies About Bankruptcy by Brett Weiss, Maryland Bankruptcy Attorney...

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Freddie Mac Screws Up Again

Posted in Mortgage Modification

January 30, 2012 Treasury Investigates Freddie Mac Investment By SHAILA DEWAN...

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Bankruptcy & Taxes

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What Can I Do When Bankruptcy Doesn’t Get Rid Of The Tax?  by Kent Anderson,...

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Why Your Servicer Does Not Want To Modify Your Loan

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No Modification for You! by Chip Parker, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Attorney For...

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Independent Foreclosure Review

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Background The Federal Reserve Board issued enforcement actions against four...

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Swindlers, Liars, and Frauds

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Problems Continue with HAMP

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HAMP Not Working As Planned Recent figures show that only a small fraction of...

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Attorney Shawn Newman on Foreclosure Defense

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Mortgage wizard interviews Attorney Shawn Newman on foreclosure...

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Freddie & Fannie’s Mortgage Shell Game

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Welcome to Freddie and Fannie’s Mortgage Shell Game By Shawn Timothy Newman,...

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Mediation law will help modify loans

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On July 22, 2011, the state of Washington enacted the foreclosure mediation...

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Home prices down 11% in King County

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Prices dive as “distressed” home sales rise in King County The...

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Banker Admits Making Bad Loans

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November 30, 2011 A Banker Speaks, With Regret By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF If you...

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Romney on Foreclosures – Bring Them On

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November 26, 2011    –    New York Times Mr. Romney on Foreclosures...

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Declining Suburban Property Values

Posted in Mortgage Modification

DRIVE through any number of outer-ring suburbs in America, and you’ll see...

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JR, am I going to lose my house?

Posted in Mortgage Mediation, Mortgage Modification

11-21-11 From NG: Dear James, My daughter was here this evening  and we were...

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Separate Investment Banking from Insured Depository Banking

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Dodd-Frank did not correct the problem. Banks which enjoy deposit insurance...

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Obama Admin Wants To Let Banks Off Easy

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The banks want California, and the Obama administration hopes they can get it....

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Attorney Tom Cox – Audio On Robo Signing

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Disturbing News from Behind Closed Doors – Attorney Thomas Cox, A Mandelman...

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Talcott Franklin Knows Mortgage Law

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Attorney Talcott Franklin knows mortgage-backed securities inside and out.  He...

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Successful Mod with Midland

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Donna bought her home in 2006. She owed $296,000 on her first mortgage and...

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Hard to hire an attorney in California for modification help

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See what Martin Andelman has to say about how hard it is to hire an attorney...

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You Get What You Pay For

Posted in Modification is the Practice of Law, Mortgage Modification

Virtually all of my modification clients tried it on their own and were turned...

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No Friend to the Banksters… Attorney Nick Wooten

Posted in Foreclosure

If I have to introduce Alabama foreclosure defense attorney Nick Wooten to...

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Banks Lowering Principal On NegAm Loans

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As millions of Americans struggle in foreclosure with little hope of relief,...

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The Bailout Should Have Helped Homeowners

Posted in Mortgage Modification

TWO and a half years ago, Congress passed the legislation that bailed out the...

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Banks Save Billions Through Modification Shortcuts

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NEW YORK — The nation’s five largest mortgage firms have saved...

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How does creative financing work?

Posted in Seller Financing

March 27, 2011 Today I got this email from Teresa, a real estate broker:...

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Creative Financing – Seller Financing

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SELLER FINANCING IS A FORM OF CREATIVE FINANCING I would like to say a few...

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FSBO – For-Sale-By-Owner

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Sometimes we get lucky in love. We find the one we want to live the rest of...

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EMC Sued

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Keller Rohrback LLP has announced that a class action has been filed in the...

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Bank of America Sued Over Trial Modification Plans

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Anthony and April Soper’s financial troubles were only starting last...

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Federal Judge Rules Borrowers Can Enforce Modification

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In the past it was argued that borrowers lacked standing to complain if...

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Wrap-Around And Lease-Option Transactions

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7-12-10 Wrap-around deed of trust and lease-option transactions are back....

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Judgment Proof?

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Are you Judgment Proof? Surprisingly, the best approach for some people who...

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Modification Guidelines

Posted in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Mortgage Modification, Principal Reduction

Read the Hamp Handbook here. It will answer a lot of questions. Lenders may...

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It is Getting Harder To Modify

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Lenders are starting to require income verification before putting borrowers...

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FTC tries to prevent you from hiring an attorney to assist with modification

Posted in Federal Trade Commission, Modification is the Practice of Law, Mortgage Modification

On the mortgage modification front:   Martin Andelman writes regularly...

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FTC Wants To Prohibit Up-Front Fees

Posted in Bankruptcy, California, Federal Trade Commission, Modification is the Practice of Law, Mortgage Modification

The Federal Trade Commission is up to no good. The FTC proposes to enact a...

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GMAC

Posted in Lenders

I have found GMAC to be reasonable to work with in some cases, very inflexible...

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Allow Judges to Cram Down Mortgage Balances

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Quoting from Martin Andelman: In the next 2-3 years, it is estimated that...

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Final Modification Obtained

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Philip got behind on his mortgage because his employer cut his hours. He and...

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Foreclosures Are More Profitable Than Modifications

Posted in Mortgage Modification

Mortgage companies are more likely to foreclose on homeowners than modify...

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Geitner Require Lenders to Make Progress on Modifications

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Tim Geitnner has written the attached letter to the 25 servicers who are...

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To My Mortgage Modification Clients

Posted in Mortgage Modification

These are general instruction as to what you can do to make your modification...

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Right To Attorney Representation – Mortgage Company Interference

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The Obama administration and the banks are badmouthing “third-party...

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Mortgage Modification Attorney I practice law in Lynnwood Washington. My law...

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