Arizona law explaining how a trustee’s sale (called a foreclosure) work. Some very practical tips and flow charts.

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.

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.

Buying at a Foreclosure May Become a Disaster

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 […]

Reverse Mortgage Nightmare – Why Seniors Are Losing Their Homes

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 foreclose. The surviving spouse is also subject to foreclosure if […]

Bank of America Holds Family Hostage According to Judge

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 judge is not standing for it.  For several months Bank of America attorneys have attempted to convince U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein to […]

Typical Foreclosure and bankruptcy con artist scam

Innocent homeowner caught in bankruptcy scam “I tried to keep my home despite the fact they started foreclosure proceedings. I self represented myself and filed initial bankruptcy chapter 13 forms which stopped the first trustee sale/ auction date. I got stuck on the second set of forms and missed deadline. I accepted the fact I […]

Bank of America Penalized $45 M for Wrongful Foreclosure

In re: Sundquist v. Bank of America, NA | Bank of America Hit with $45 Million in Punitive Damages for Stay Violations In re: ERIK SUNDQUIST and RENÉE SUNDQUIST, Debtors SUNDQUIST v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A.; BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Defendants, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California,March […]

Another Loan Workout Nightmare, plus Resources for Saving Your Home: Arizona

Yet another loan workout or modification scam.  I am disgusted by the number of calls we receive every week detailing a company or lawyer who takes someone’s hard earned money and fails to deliver on their promise to modify the home mortgage.

AZ Supreme Court Clarifies Anti-Deficiency Protection for Residential Property