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Foreclosure Summons and Complaint

I was just served with a foreclosure summons and complaint, what should I do? You should respond! The summons tells you that a foreclosure action has been filed and that you have twenty (20) or thirty (30) days to respond.  The complaint tells you why the foreclosure action was brought. There are several different ways […]


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$1 Billion to Help Unemployed Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Wall Street Reform Bill: $1 billion fund to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory reform bill which passed through Congress and is headed for President Obama’s desk, contains a provision that is likely to help some unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure. The Washington Independent reports that there is a provision in the bill to […]


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1 Million Homes May be Lost to Foreclosure In 2010

Over 1 million homes could be lost to foreclosure this year A recent Associated Press article is reporting that: “More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.” And that: […]


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Foreclosure Settlement Conference Notice

Scheduled Foreclosure Settlement Conference I received a notice to attend a foreclosure settlement conference, what should I do? Go! If you are facing foreclosure and the court has scheduled  a foreclosure settlement conference for you, you should attend or hire an attorney, probably for a lot less than you may think, to attend on your […]


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Fighting Foreclosure After a Default Judgment.

Your lender brought a mortgage foreclosure action and obtained a default judgment against you. So, it’s game over and you are bound to lose your home to foreclosure, right? Not necessarily! The scenario usually goes something like this: Your mortgage lender brought a foreclosure action against you and allegedly had you served with a summons […]


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New York Foreclosure Law

In 2009, Governor Paterson signed foreclosure legislation aimed at protecting homeowners and tenants. Protection For Homeowners: NY foreclosure law now requires that a 90-day pre-foreclosure notice be sent to all homeowners facing foreclosure. This notice is sent prior to the start of the foreclosure action and allows additional time for many homeowners to work with […]


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