US Foreclosures Rise For First Time In 36 Months, Florida Up 35%

US Foreclosures Rise For First Time In 36 Months According to the just released July 2018 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by ATTOM Data Solutions, foreclosure starts in July increased by 1% from a year ago — the first year-over-year increase following 36 consecutive months of decreases. Foreclosures rose from a year ago in 96 … Read more

U.S. Pursues One of the Biggest Mortgage-Fraud Probes Since the Financial Crisis

U.S. Pursues One of the Biggest Mortgage-Fraud Probes Since the Financial Crisis At issue is whether income from apartment complexes was falsified to support larger loans–which often became part of mortgage securities. Owners of an apartment complex near Pittsburgh, who wanted to take out a mortgage on the buildings, allegedly made vacant units look occupied … Read more

Foreclosure Crisis Strikes Back: The Dark Side of Single-Family Rentals

The Dark Side of Single-Family Rentals After the foreclosure crisis, global equity firms (the dark side) snapped up thousands of single-family homes to rent out. This massive shift in the market has not been good for aspiring homeowners, tenants, or neighborhoods. In 2011 single-family home prices hit a two-decade low, and mortgage rates were as … Read more

Unclean Hands: Chase Foreclosure Robo-Witness Darlene Marcotte Destroyed at Trial

“One who comes into equity must come with clean hands else all relief will be denied him regardless of merit of his claim, and it is not essential that act be a crime; it is enough that it be condemned by honest and reasonable men.” ~ Roberts v. Roberts, 84 So.2d 717 (Fla. 1956) ~ … Read more

Spiders, Sewage and Fees – The Other Side of Renting from Wall Street

Spiders, Sewage and Fees – Leasing Lifestyle – The rental home seemed so beautiful when McKayla Ferreira first laid eyes on it. The roof had three gables, fruit trees grew in the backyard, and the front porch gleamed with a fresh coat of paint. Then Ferreira moved in. First, she noticed water leaking through the … Read more

Lessons for Next US Financial Crisis From Bernanke, Geithner & Paulson

Lessons for Next US Financial Crisis From 3 Key Ex-Officials WASHINGTON — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system’s near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten. “It is important that people focus on the lessons,” said former Treasury Secretary … Read more