Real estate issues related to property located in Arizona.

COVID Has Exposed Many of Our Neighbors to an Ugly Financial Reality

The next 12 to 18 months is going to be financially difficult for many of our neighbors Our new normal is homeschooling, face masks and self-isolation.  What few are talking about is the financial consequence of COVID-19.  Many of our neighbors are faced with difficult choices – pay the mortgage or buy food and pay […]

Bankruptcy After COVID-19, What Should You Do to Avoid Mistakes?

This is a difficult time for everyone – employer, employee, parents, and seniors.  Never decide to do something without understanding the consequences of those innocent actions. We all know it is important to plan ahead.  It cannot be more important than today.  Many of you lost your job or were furloughed, but almost everyone has […]

COVID-19 – Help for Homeowners and Renters

CORONAVIRUS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION July 11, 2019 – the following is information from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  FHFA is closely monitoring the coronavirus national emergency’s effect on the housing finance market and continues to update policies and guidance to ensure its regulated entities – Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan […]

COVID-19 FORBEARANCE IN ARIZONA CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCIES

The following is a guest post – by Gary R. Stickell, a great Arizona bankruptcy attorney and my friend and mentor for more than 20 years. COVID-19 and CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCIES Most, if not all, mortgage servicers are offering programs of forbearance to homeowners affected by income loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  These seem […]

Eviction Postponed for Many Tenants Due to COVID-19

How federal and local agencies are trying to help tenants affected by the COVID-19 virus. Reprint from Eviction Law, March 19, 2020.  As the world seeks to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers across the U.S. are responding to the heightened insecurity so many face.

Arizona Evictions Postponed 120 Days for Tenants – COVID-19

Executive Order, 2020-14 – Postponement of Eviction Actions for 120 days, BUT ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Federal Home Loans, Foreclosures and COVID-19

As of 3/20/20: NOTE THE FOLLOWING ARE FEDERAL LOAN PROGRAMS and DON’T APPLY TO PRIVATE or CONVENTIONAL LOANS: A list of what the different federal lenders are doing in regard to foreclosures:

Protecting Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19

Announcement from NCLC:  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption in the daily lives of millions of people worldwide, and the hardest hit are the vulnerable people, families, and communities at the core of NCLC’s mission, and likely at the heart of our everyday life.

Free Advice for Arizona Tenants Facing Eviction

With Hello Landlord, tenants and landlords can work together to resolve issues before eviction. When tenants stay in their homes, landlords save money and communities are more stable. In order to develop Hello Landlord, we surveyed tenants, landlords, social services, government agencies, lawyers, judges, and court staff to create Hello Landlord. We found that in […]

OCWEN/US Bank fined $3 million for reprehensible conduct for attempted wrongful foreclosure

Jury punishes OCWEN/U.S. Bank National for atrocious record-keeping (this is not the first time OCWEN has been exposed for intentional malice) Ms. Saccameno filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy to save her home.  She followed the chapter 13 plan and brought the mortgage current, ultimately receiving her hard-earned discharge.  Life should have been great, but OCWEN/U.S. […]