Foreclosure Fraud – Traps and More Traps for Homeowners

This is a warning to all Homeowners who are facing foreclosure.  In the past I have written about the Traps Homeowners face when seeking a solution to the delimma of foreclosure, loss of jobs, and finding a resolution. As I tell all my clients all of you must remember that what the lender will lie … Read more

Explaining the Housing Bubble – A Georgetown University Law Center Paper

Explaining the Housing Bubble Adam J. Levitin Georgetown University Law Center Susan M. Wachter University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School – Real Estate Department August 31, 2010 Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 1669401 Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1669401 U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper Forthcoming Abstract: … Read more

Bank of America Utah Foreclosures – Judge Clark Waddoups to Rehear Federal Jurisdiction Dispute TODAY

Remember the Bank of America ReconTrust injunction in Utah? LINK – Bombshell – Judge Orders Injunction Stopping ALL Foreclosure Proceedings by Bank of America; Recontrust; Home Loan Servicing; MERS et al ~ LINK – UPDATE UTAH FORECLOSURES – Federal vs State Rules Governing Bank of Americas Case to be Argued Before Federal Judge Clark Waddoups Thursday ~ … Read more

Explanation of Securitization

Just added this fascinating explanation of the securitization process to the securitization tab… I do not know who the author is but it is well worth the read… The author of the document is Richard F. Kessler Documentary Clearing House LLC. 941-924-5608, richardfkessler@verizon.net documentaryclearinghouse.com Published with consent of  author Explanation of Securitization Introduction Securitization takes … Read more

Smith Hiat & Diaz – Judge Fines Major Legal Firm for Foreclosure Conduct

Wait till you all see this transcript… One of our colleagues actually hired a court reporter for this hearing… As soon as we get it we will put it up… But for now, this comes in from the Herald Tribune… Judge Fines Major Legal Firm for Foreclosure Conduct By Todd Ruger Excerpts from the report… … Read more

Them be Fightin’ Words: The Fight Over Foreclosure Fees

Very interesting perspective on the Foreclosure Mills and GSE’s… Worth the read… From the authors twitter account… ~ Just finished my @housingwire column. Probably the most in-depth and difficult writing I’ve done all year. http://snurl.com/10zxlx Them be fightin’ words: the fight over foreclosure fees Monday, August 30th, 2010, 2:56 pm For the law firms that … Read more

OUCH! Judge Dunnigan Just Fined Smith Hiatt & Diaz $49,000 to be paid in 4 days and if not then add $7,000 per day

Remember that pesky little Order to Show Cause from last week? LINK – Smith Hiatt Diaz and HSBC – Order to Show Cause Why Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Attorneys Should Not be Held in Contempt and Sanctioned For failure to appear again and again and again and again and again… Well, word on the street is the … Read more

Foreclosure Fraud – Texas Attorney General Abbott Charges American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc With Violating State Debt Collection Laws

American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. failed to properly process requests AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged Coppell-based American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc. (AHMS) with using illegal debt collection tactics and improperly misleading struggling homeowners. According to state investigators, AHMS collections agents used aggressive and unlawful tactics to collect payments from Texas homeowners … Read more