Real estate issues related to property located in Arizona.

Senior’s with Reverse Mortgages Threatened by Ditech Plan

July 23, 2019 – According to an article in the New York Banker: Bank of America, which took heat for how it treated customers in the mortgage crisis a decade ago, has emerged as a champion of elderly borrowers in Ditech’s second trip through bankruptcy.

Reverse Mortgages – Why Seniors Lose Their Home

Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed. 6/2019 By Nick Penzenstadler and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, read extensive report – article from USA TODAY Reverse mortgages – thousands of seniors, who worked their entire life to own a home, are finding their homes foreclosed for several reasons.  The problem is […]

Mortgage Closing Scams: How to Protect Your Money

YOUR MORTGAGE CLOSING CHECKLIST By Melissa Yu – JUN 03, 2019, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Closing is one of the most important stages of buying a house. Learn how to prepare and what to expect so you can close with confidence. Download our Closing Checklist Closing on a new home can be one of your most memorable […]

Arizona Trustee Sales, Foreclosures and Short Sales

WARNING TO THE WISE: 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

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 servicemembers’ mortgage choices and mortgage performance, both during and after the […]

Do I Have to Pay a Judgment Before Selling My 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 debtor has – exempt versus non-exempt.

Tenants Facing Foreclosure Protected by New Federal Law

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 term of their lease, whichever is greater.

Will I Lose My Home If I File 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 make sure to pay the mortgage and homeowners’ dues.  If the answer is ‘no’ then stop […]

New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses

New Help for Homeowners, Heirs or Spouses Two important sets of CFPB amendments to its RESPA and TILA mortgage servicing rules go into effect April 19, 2018. These amendments expand the rights of those inheriting homes, awarded a home in divorce, or otherwise succeeding in interest to a mortgage loan. The rules also offer an […]

Very Pissed Off Judge Slams 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, said it would pay them several million dollars more than the […]