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H.R. 5148: Meet The “Access To Affordable Mortgages” Act – How Congress Will Create The Next Crisis

Meet The “Access To Affordable Mortgages” Act – How Congress Will Create The Next Crisis Say hello to the next financial crisis, brought to you courtesy of the dumbest new bill of the week: H.R. 5148: Access to Affordable Mortgages Act. Ordinarily whenever an individual wants to borrow money for a mortgage, the bank conducts … Read more

Court

One Bank Witness Cannot Lay the Foundation for Records of Another Business

One Bank Witness Cannot Lay the Foundation for Records of Another Business Cross-posted from The Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen By Evan M. Rosen We won another foreclosure trial recently based on an unqualified witness.  This was not the first win from this type of issue and hopefully not the last. In a recent … Read more

heloc

HELOC Resets: Payment Shock Coming to a Home Near You

HELOC Resets Still a Concern Home Equity Lines of Credit or HELOCs are one area of focus of the July Mortgage Monitor issued by Black Knight Financial Services on Tuesday.  The company said there is still concern about possible payment shock for homeowners with HELOCS as the millions put in place during the housing boom … Read more

99 Homes

99 Homes: Spiderman Actor Stars in Foreclosure Drama Researched in Palm Beach County

Spiderman Actor Stars in Foreclosure Drama Researched in Palm Beach County Andrew Garfield, who stars in the Amazing Spiderman, is leaving his web-slinging behind to play a blue collar everyman who gets caught up in the 2008 foreclosure crisis. The new film, 99 Homes, was co-written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, who spent time learning … Read more

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Florida Voters Depose Foreclosure Judge Diana Lewis

  Mirable Dictu! Florida Activists Help Depose Terrible Foreclosure Judge By David Dayen, a lapsed blogger, now a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, CA. Follow him on Twitter @ddayen The legal community across the state backed Ticktin, as did several editorial boards. “At some point in her current six-year term, incumbent Palm Beach County … Read more