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Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure How can I do a Deed-in-lieu of Foreclosure? Deed-in-lieu of Foreclosure– Occurs when the lender accepts ownership of the property in place of the money owed on the mortgage. Basically, you simply sign over the property to the bank to avoid foreclosure. Sounds easy, right? Not so fast! Most lenders […]


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New Foreclosure Notice Requirement

Foreclosure Notice Requirement The National Mortgage Settlement’s Pre-Foreclosure Notice Requirement for servicers Servicers must now provide the homeowner with a pre-foreclosure notice  at least fourteen (14) days before referring the case to a foreclosure attorney. *The notice must: Set forth facts supporting the Servicer’s or holder’s right to foreclose. Include an itemized summary setting forth […]


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Bank of America Reduces Mortgages!

Bank of America Reduces Mortgages by Forgiving a Portion of the Principal. For those of you who have not heard the breaking news, Bank of America has begun to forgive a portion of the principal on certain people’s mortgages. The NYT is reporting that “Bank of America has started sending letters to thousands of homeowners […]


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Foreclosures and Loan Modifications Up

Foreclosures are Increasing Foreclosures are increasing. According to several recent news articles and reports,  it appears that foreclosure actions are once again on the rise. Fortunately, we have noticed much of an increase in foreclosure actions being brought.  At any rate, this is still troubling news. Loan Modifications are up. At least in our office, […]


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Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modification Increase

Foreclosure Defense and Loan Modifications Recently we have experienced an increase in the number of our clients receiving loan modifications.  These modifications are both HAMP and In-House, temporary and permanent.  The cause is unknown but for our clients, it doesn’t matter why.  They are just grateful that it is happening.  As the foreclosure world is […]


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Steven J. Baum to close

Steven J. Baum to Close It may have seemed inevitable to those directly involved in the foreclosure field, but it is still a surprise to hear.  According to a Buffalo Business First, the mega-firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. is to close it’s doors: “The embattled Steven J. Baum P.C. law firm is the closing […]


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Facing foreclosure, should I consider bankruptcy?

Yes. Why? Because the longer you wait to file bankruptcy, the more difficult it may be to save your home. But the bank might modify my mortgage. Sure, but what if the bank doesn’t modify your mortgage. While you wait for a potential loan modification – your mortgage arrears and the interest are piling up. […]


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Foreclosure Settlement Conference

Foreclosure Settlement Conference Purpose of the Foreclosure Settlement Conference According to New York law (RPAPL 3408), the purpose of the foreclosure settlement conference includes, but is not limited to, “…determining whether the parties can reach a mutually agreeable resolution to help the defendant avoid losing his or her home, and evaluating the potential for a […]


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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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