March 27, 2017

Essay | MERS is Dead: Long Live MERS

MERS is Dead: Long Live MERS Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) has generated … [Read more...]

Distressed Home Sales Hit Snag – Hundreds of Foreclosures have been Deemed Defective by the Title-Insurance Company

Distressed home sales hit snag ‘Hundreds of foreclosures have been deemed defective by the … [Read more...]

Cramdown and the Cost of Mortgage Credit

Joshua Goodman at the Harvard Kennedy School and I have a new paper out examining the impact of … [Read more...]

Judge to Consider Use of Fraudclosure Settlement Money in Arizona

Judge considers use of mortgage settlement money PHOENIX (AP) — While critics say the money should … [Read more...]

What Happened to Distressed Homeowners Seeking Help (HAMP)

SOURCE: NYT ~ 4closureFraud.org TweetRelated posts: Mortgage Meltdown – Distressed Homeowners … [Read more...]

KABOOM | BAIN vs. METROPOLITAN MORTGAGE GROUP INC. et al – Washington’s Highest Court Rules MERS Cannot Foreclose on Homeowners

Washington’s Highest Court Rules MERS Cannot Foreclose on Homeowners The Washington Supreme … [Read more...]

HOAs Foreclose on Deadbeat Banks

HOAs foreclose on big banks South Florida homeowner associations are foreclosing on some of the … [Read more...]

Bank ‘Walkaways’ from Foreclosed Homes are a Growing, Troubling Trend that Leaves Homeowners Holding The Bag

Bank ‘walkaways’ from foreclosed homes are a growing, troubling trend Renetta Atterberry … [Read more...]

Data Show Fannie, Freddie Savings From Debt Forgiveness

Forgiveness of Debt Could Yield Savings As the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nears its … [Read more...]

Fed Report | A Structural View of U.S. Bank Holding Companies

A Structural View of U.S. Bank Holding Companies Introduction Large banking organizations in the … [Read more...]

‘It’s a Catastrophe’ | Florida Homeowners Fall Through Cracks in Nationwide Mortgage Settlement

Florida homeowners fall through cracks in nationwide mortgage settlement About 1,000 Floridians have … [Read more...]

U.S. Banks Haunted by Mortgage Demons That Won’t Go Away

U.S. banks haunted by mortgage demons that won’t go away * Banks say Freddie Mac and Fannie … [Read more...]

Fraudclosure | Banks (AKA Criminal Enterprises) Face Foreclosure Regulation by States

Banks Face Foreclosure Regulation by States States across the country are proposing a range of new … [Read more...]

Distressed Homeowners Ignore Bank of America’s Offer to Avoid Foreclosure (VIDEO)

“We’re concerned about customers who are just tired of the process and are giving up. And we … [Read more...]

PRACTICE LAW, LOSE YOUR LICENSE: WHAT SB 94 MEANS TO YOUR PRACTICE By Alice M. Graham

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”1 Most of us like to think we are honest, … [Read more...]

Eaton v. Fannie Mae Analysis

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finally issued its long-awaited ruling in Eaton v. Fannie … [Read more...]

Banks Benefit From Plan to Aid Struggling Homeowners

Homeowner Aid Boosts Big Banks A government program that helps struggling homeowners take advantage … [Read more...]

Freeman v. Quicken Loans | U.S. Supreme Court Says ‘Unearned’ (BOGUS) Fees Charged by Lenders and Other Service Providers Do Not Violate U.S. Law

“Critics within the industry, such as Frank LLosa, a lawyer and broker in Northern Virginia, … [Read more...]

Article 9 and Bankruptcy Judges

A prior post addressed a proposed amendment to Article 9's official comments stating that the … [Read more...]

Reuters | Florida Foreclosure Case Could Slam Banks – BONY v PINO

Florida foreclosure case could slam banks PINO’S STORY The Florida case provides a startling … [Read more...]

Ability-to-Repay Rule for Mortgages Nears CFPB Approval

Ability-to-Repay Rule for Mortgages Nears CFPB Approval Richard Cordray wants lenders to adhere to … [Read more...]

Bloomberg’s Editorial On MBS Failures – The First Time Mortgage-Backed Securities Failed

Bloomberg’s Editorial On MBS Failures It was rather amusing to read this over the weekend from … [Read more...]

Colorado Initiative 84 | Banking Groups Challenge Initiative that Would Require Lenders to Prove their Right to Foreclose

Banking groups challenge Colorado right-to-foreclose ballot initiative Two of Colorado’s … [Read more...]

Greenville Lafayette, LLC v. Elgin State Bank | “What do you mean that I can’t foreclose my mortgage and sue the guarantor at the same time? Since when?”

Michigan Appeals Court To Stiffed Lenders: ‘One Action’ Rule Means What It Says – … [Read more...]

Greenville Lafayette, LLC v. Elgin State Bank | “What do you mean that I can’t foreclose my mortgage and sue the guarantor at the same time? Since when?”

Michigan Appeals Court To Stiffed Lenders: ‘One Action’ Rule Means What It Says – … [Read more...]

Interview, MERS RICO complaint: Doug Welborn, State District Court Clerk vs. MERSCORP Shareholders and Trustees (“the banksters”)

Interview, MERS RICO complaint: Doug Welborn, State District Court Clerk vs. MERSCORP Shareholders … [Read more...]

Toxic Titles | Oklahoma Stewart Bulletin – Recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Decisions Regarding Foreclosures

Dear Associates: The Oklahoma Supreme Court has recently issued several opinions: Deutsche Bank … [Read more...]

Sit Back and RadLAX

I'm having trouble getting excited over RadLAX going before SCOTUS.  Ronald Mann has … [Read more...]

COMPLAINT | DOUG WELBORN AS CLERK OF COURT v BANK OF NY MELLON, BOA, CHASE, CITI, GMAC et al

“Each individual transaction can cost $100 or more,” Lyon said Tuesday. “In many cases, they just … [Read more...]

Clerk of Court (NOT SHARON BOCK) Sues Lenders for Withholding Fees in Racketeering Conspiracy

“Each individual transaction can cost $100 or more,” Lyon said Tuesday. “In many cases, they just … [Read more...]

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