Bank of America Fights Court Battle Over Purge of Nearly 2 Billion Foreclosure Records

“The flow chart shows that Bank of America corrected the lack of endorsements on original notes in open, active foreclosures by using unauthorized workers to surrogate sign endorsements on original notes with rubber stamps” ~ Bank of America Fights Court Battle Over Purge of Nearly 2 Billion Records At the heart of the dispute is … Read more

Reuters Fail: Robo-Signing – A CAUSE of the U.S. Housing Crisis Last Decade

Reuters Fail: Robo-Signing – A CAUSE of the U.S. Housing Crisis Last Decade From a recent article by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters… “Robo-signing involves the systematic approval of documents that have not been read. The practice was a cause of the U.S. housing crisis last decade, enabling marginal borrowers to obtain loans they did not … Read more

Restoration of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act 2018

Restoration of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act 2018 Congress Permanently Authorizes the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act President Trump signed into law a permanent extension of the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” (PTFA) on May 24. The PTFA was included in a larger deregulation bill (S. 2155) passed by the House on May 22. … Read more

Retrospectives of the Financial Crisis Are Leaving Out the Most Important Part—Its Victims

Retrospectives of the Financial Crisis Are Leaving Out the Most Important Part—Its Victims BY David Dayen Because I’m a masochist, I’ve read as many retrospectives as I could about the 10th anniversary of the fateful failure of Lehman Brothers, the emblematic event of the financial crisis. And I can’t help but notice a gaping hole … Read more

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