Real estate issues related to property located in Arizona.

Arizona Trustee Sales, Foreclosures and Short Sales

As an Arizona attorney I have been involved in thousands of Arizona trustee sales. Never do a short sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure, allow a trustee’s sale, or a foreclosure to go forward without first obtaining both legal and tax advice. You cannot undo serious mistakes once the process is completed.

Mortgages for First Time Military Home Buyers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Report on First-Time Military Home Buyers The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report focusing on mortgages made to first-time homebuyers who are serving in the armed forces or are veterans. The Bureau’s report is the first time researchers have been able to provide a description and analysis of […]

Do I Have to Pay a Judgment Before Selling My Home?

At least once or twice a week someone asks if they have to pay a judgment when trying to sell their home. The answer is probably ‘no’, but depends on certain facts.  It depends on the law of the state where the judgment debtor lives.  It also depends on the type of assets the judgment […]

Tenants Facing Foreclosure Protected by New Federal Law

Most Tenants Facing Foreclosure Now Have Some Protection, at Least for 90 Days On May 24, 2018 a permanent extension of the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” (PTFA) was signed into federal law.  The PTFA enables renters whose homes were in foreclosure to remain in their homes for at least 90 days or for the […]

Will I Lose My Home If I File Bankruptcy?

Many callers ask the same question “will I lose my home if I file for bankruptcy?” Over the last 30+ years of helping people file for bankruptcy protection the most concern by homeowners is if they will lose their home.  My answer – “it depends”.  Do you want to keep your home?  If so, then […]

Very Pissed Off Judge Slams Bank of America

One Very Pissed Off Judge Continues to Slam Bank of America In re Sundquist v. Bank of America, Case No. 10-35624 (Bankruptcy court, E.D. CA. 1/18/18) Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads… This motion to dismiss began as a hostage standoff. Bank of America, with a gun to the Sundquists’ heads, […]

Buying at a Foreclosure May Become a Disaster

Buying at a foreclosure sale “don’t let a bargain become a burden” Reprint from: Vandeventer Black LLP    USA February 14 2018 Looming maturity dates (for which borrowers are not prepared to pay the remaining balance) or other monetary defaults of numerous commercial mortgages may present many opportunities for purchasing property on a discounted basis. […]

Reverse Mortgage Nightmare – Why Seniors Are Losing Their Homes

Federal analysis shows reverse mortgage foreclosures are on the rise. The problem, say advocates, is that many senior homeowners don’t understand the fine print in a reverse mortgage. Some wrongly assume the lender will pay the taxes and insurance. But fall behind on those payments or fail to maintain the home, and the lender can […]

Bank of America Holds Family Hostage According to Judge

Bank of America tries to bully a bankruptcy judge,  ignoring the consequences of illegal acts, but the judge is not standing for it. October 19, 2017 – Article posted in Bloomberg.com. Bank of America seems to think they can bully a bankruptcy judge,  like they did a California couple in a nightmare foreclosure, but the […]

Reverse Mortgage – good or bad idea?

CFPB REPORT WARNS THAT TAKING OUT A REVERSE MORTGAGE LOAN CAN BE AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAXIMIZE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Reprint from The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (8/24/2017)  CFPB issued a report warning older consumers about taking out a reverse mortgage loan in order to bridge the gap in income while delaying Social Security […]