Debt isn’t fun at any age, but it can be especially scary for senior citizens. Seniors normally don’t have regular paychecks coming in, and the bulk of their income may comprise of Social Security checks. They’re often dealing with life changes such as retirement or medical issues. All of the sudden, they have less money […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Reprint from Lexology, by Richard Crouch: 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. With proper precautions and investigation, what appears to […]
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 […]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Nationstar Mortgage LLC for violating the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by consistently failing to report accurate data about mortgage transactions for 2012 through 2014. The CFPB is requiring Nationstar to pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, improve its compliance management to prevent future violations, and review, […]