The Second-Mortgage Shell Game – New and Exciting Ways to Get “Credit” for the Fraudclosure Settlement

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The Second-Mortgage Shell Game

The second mortgages have given the banks a loophole: each dollar a bank forgives goes toward fulfilling its obligation under last year’s settlement. But many lenders have made it a point to almost exclusively modify secondary loans while all but ignoring the troubled, larger primary mortgages.

It’s a real problem: when it comes to keeping your home, it’s the first mortgage that counts.

Take Tiberio Toro, a Queens resident who took out an 80/20 mortgage in 2006 when he purchased his home, and who now owes far more to the bank than his house is currently worth. Recently, Wells Fargo told him that it completely forgave his second loan. But at the same time, it declined to modify his first mortgage — an adjustment Mr. Toro needs to get his monthly payment to a level he can afford.

Why would a bank forgive a second mortgage completely but move forward with foreclosure on the first mortgage?

Surprisingly, such a tactic often makes sense for banks. When a lender forecloses on a first mortgage, the house in question is typically sold at auction. If the house is worth less than the loan amount, the bank gets only part of its money back. But after the sale, of course, there’s no asset left to pay off any of the second loan. The holder of that second loan — which has lower priority than the holder of the first — gets nothing.

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2 Responses to “The Second-Mortgage Shell Game – New and Exciting Ways to Get “Credit” for the Fraudclosure Settlement”
  1. woodknotgo says:

    Subrogation ?? there is an interesting article for FLorida folks-sorry the url is just to long to post. I was searching laws & Supreme Court Opinion for Subrogation…
    just go to (use the search for it)

  2. c.l.p.a.g. Chris says:

    Perhaps: The Bank IS Deploying the ancient Militant Military Tactic of Deception to DUPE the presumed ignorant masses Into RE-Establishing the NOTE; The BANKS NOT DISclosed Investors’ Securitized and per: M.E.R.S. RuELs; DIStroyed thereby Making The Contract NULL and VOID ab initio Through VAPORIZATION? This is a mere Ruse to CONF– USE and REcover from Fatal DEFECTS, NOT having a genuine: 1st. Party bona fide “Holder of the NOTE” lawful status; to Bring the Case in the First Place? They ARE NOT a Party; to a NO Longer Existing CON tract? There IS NO CONtract existant; to be a Party TO? They SOLD out their alleged interests: to NOT Fully DISclosed: Alter Egos.., Third Parties NOT in the Original Deception, thereby Fraudulent Theft by Deception of the Biologic Evidentiary autograph of the actual Creditor; cleverly RE-Classified as Borrower? Loan SCAM?

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