James R. Ackley: Responding to Disaster, A Contemporary Approach to Foreclosure Defense

Responding to Disaster, A Contemporary Approach to Foreclosure Defense By James ‘Randy’ Ackley The consequences of a family losing their home, it goes without saying, are horrendous. Helping people who have lost their homes is one of the most rewarding, yet heartbreaking, vocations a person can experience. I have been privileged to have had the … Read more

MERS Assignment Fail: Mortgage Electronic Registration Sidesteps, Inc.

MERS Assignment Fail: Mortgage Electronic Registration Sidesteps, Inc. Over the years we have seen various Assignment Fails such as BOGUS and BAD BENE. Some even had effective dates as 09/09/9999, while others had forged signatures or were put together by someone with very poor Photoshop skills. Today, we present a new variation of a MERS … Read more

SEC Probes Rental Home Values in Private-Equity Bond Deals

SEC Probes Rental Home Values in Private-Equity Bond Deals U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether bonds backed by single-family rental homes and sold by Wall Street’s biggest residential landlords used overvalued property assessments. Radian Group Inc.’s Green River Capital unit is among companies that received a request for information from the Securities and Exchange Commission … Read more

Chain of Title: A No Trespassing Sign in Front of a Foreclosure

Favorite promotion of Chain of Title yet: on a No Trespassing sign in front of a foreclosure pic.twitter.com/INF4BdMZEv — David Dayen (@ddayen) May 6, 2017 ~ ~~~ David Dayen’s Chain of Title Confirms What You Always Suspected: The Game is Rigged Chain of Title should be required reading in every college-level business ethics class in America. … Read more

Wells Fargo Claws Back Millions From John Stumpf, Carrie L. Tolstedt, Over Account Sales Scandal

“In its report, the board said as of last Friday, it decided to claw back from Mr. Stumpf an additional $28 million of incentive compensation paid in March 2016 under an equity grant made in 2013. In September it announced $41 million in clawbacks from Mr. Stumpf. The board is also clawing back Ms. Tolstedt’s … Read more

The American Dream, Twice Removed… And Remember, It’s a Big Club, and You Ain’t In It!

There will be a resurgence in foreclosures. And then, if they are lucky to still have a job income, we’ll also welcome them to the renters club. ~ The American Dream, Twice Removed I can’t avoid linking that to earlier periods of American poverty (see the photos below), says The Automatic Earth’s Raul Ilargi Meijer, … Read more

How a Cruel Foreclosure by BOA Drove a Couple to the Brink of Death

  How a Cruel Foreclosure Drove a Couple to the Brink of Death A married couple resorted to self-harm after being physically and psychologically terrorized by Bank of America over their house—until a judge fined the bank $46 million. “Franz Kafka lives… he works at Bank of America.” Judge Christopher Klein’s words kick off an … Read more