July 23, 2017

Still No Justice for Mortgage Abuses

Still No Justice for Mortgage Abuses It has been six months since the big banks settled with state … [Read more...]

FHFA Announces New Streamlined Short Sale Guidelines to Prevent Foreclosures and Help Communities Stabilize, for a Price…

FHFA Announces New Standard Short Sale Guidelines for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Programs Aligned … [Read more...]

Standard Chartered Settles Iran Money-Laundering with New York State for $340 Million

Bank Settles Iran Money Case Standard Chartered to Pay New York Regulator $340 Million; Other Probes … [Read more...]

Forced Placed Insurance | Ties to Insurers Could Land Mortgage Servicers in More Trouble

Ties to Insurers Could Land Mortgage Servicers in More Trouble When banks buy insurance on the homes … [Read more...]

GAO Study Finds OCC Foreclosure Review too Hard for Us to Understand

Apparently, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has been studying the possible reasons why … [Read more...]

Mortgage Servicing… The Winds Have Shifted, the Pendulum is About to Swing

  Early in 2010, while speaking in Park City, Utah at the American Bar Association’s Conference … [Read more...]

Understanding Elite Fraud and the Mortgage Meltdown with William K. Black – A MM Podcast

If you know anything about the Savings & Loan crisis, then you know William K. Black.  If you … [Read more...]

Republican Filibuster Discloses that GOP Opposes DISCLOSURE

  On Monday evening, Senate Republicans filibustered to kill S.3369, the DISCLOSE Act… “A bill … [Read more...]

Attention Mortgage Servicers… Heed these words now, because it’s much later than you think.

According to the HOPE NOW Alliance, May was a very UP month.  Everything went up in May. The number … [Read more...]

Mortgage Lenders Cringe at Substantial Foreclosure Litigation Costs Under QM

Mortgage lenders cringe at substantial litigation costs under QM Mortgage bankers cringed at the … [Read more...]

Announcing the National Mortgage Settlement – My Favorite President Obama Speech of All

    It happened last February 9th.  President Obama announced what would become soon … [Read more...]

President Obama, Bored With the Foreclosure Crisis. That Explains A Lot, Actually.

  Jean Braucher is the Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law at the University of Arizona law … [Read more...]

Attention DOERS… You DID IT Again! SunTrust Responds.

  Well, DOERS… You’ve done it once again.  I hope you’re proud of … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

SUNTRUST BANK – You’d evict a 76 year-old woman who lived in home for 44 years over $41?

  SUNTRUST BANK…  ~~~ It’s Friday afternoon and I’m tired… damn tired.  ~~~ I haven’t slept in … [Read more...]

Chase? Hello? Mr. Dimon? Are You Really Going to Do This to a Single Mom in this Situation?

    Life on this planet can be absolutely wonderful.  And right across the street it can seem to be … [Read more...]

Loan Modifications Stop Foreclosures, Study Shows. DOER ALERT!

  The Center for Responsible Lending (“CRL”), a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works … [Read more...]

CAR- California Assn. of Realtors Tries to Kill Homeowners Bill of Rights

  You know, I wasn’t going to say anything about the role of Realtors here, but now that the … [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...]

OCC Raises the Stakes to Lure Homeowners? Right?

  Okay, so please forgive me for saying so, but there’s something very smarmy about this … [Read more...]

Two Weeks in the Life of Mandelman Matters

Lately it has occurred to me that no one really has any idea what I do with my days… and way … [Read more...]

California State Bar Court Lacks Fundamental Knowledge of Loan Modifications

    When it comes to the subject of getting one’s mortgage modified, very few actual … [Read more...]

How Do You Take Your Catastrophe? Um, just a little at a time, please… with two Splendas.

  We really are, in large part anyway, a nation of petty, self-absorbed, badly behaved … [Read more...]

Through a Glass Darkly – The State Bar’s Lack of Transparency On Loan Mod Lawyers

Through a Glass Darkly: the State Bar’s Lack of Transparency On Loan Mod Lawyers Guest … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Warren Asks Netroots Nation a Question. Problem is, I think the answer is NO.

So, I guess a couple of weeks ago, Elizabeth Warren was a speaker at Netroots Nation, which I … [Read more...]

Things I think homeowners should know about loan modifications & HAMP-2

If you already know who I am… great.  If you don’t, you can find out after you read this, but for … [Read more...]

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