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FHA Mortgage for Distressed Home Owners

FHA Mortgages After Bankruptcy or Foreclosure   The FHA recently released a letter stating that it was reducing the waiting period to get an FHA mortgage after a bankruptcy or foreclosure, to 1 year. This is a big deal because the waiting period had been two years after bankruptcy and three years after the completion […]


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No Documentation Loan Modification

No Documentation Loan Modification Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offer No Documentation Loan Modification Program The Program Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer a simplified loan modification process. Beginning July 01, 2013, servicers will be required to offer borrowers who are at least 90 days, but not more than 24 months, delinquent on […]


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Short Sale a Must?

Short Sale I already modified my mortgage, but because of new circumstances I am late again. Must I Short Sale my home now? Not necessarily. You may be able to get another loan modification based on your “new circumstances.” The HAMP guidelines were recently changed to address this situation. Homeowners who have defaulted on a […]


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The Role of the Mortgage and Note in Foreclosure Actions

Mortgage and Note in Foreclosure Actions Mortgages are “secured transactions.”  Secured Transactions are, essentially, collateralized loans.  In secured transactions, borrowers give lenders an interest in some property (collateral) that will cover the amount borrowed if the borrower defaults.  When someone buys a car, for instance, the car can be repossessed by the lender if the […]


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Looking at Shadow Inventory

New York Shadow Inventory Shadow Inventory The Wall Street Journal had a very interesting article written by Nick Timiraos (a link to the article is provided below) regarding shadow inventory.  The article talks about interesting topics such as the decrease in the new homes being built and its effect on investor interest in REO (bank […]


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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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Foreclosure Settlement Conferences

Foreclosure Settlement Conferences What you should know about Foreclosure Settlement Conferences! Residential foreclosure defendants in New York are entitled to a preliminary foreclosure settlement conference that may enable a speedier and less expensive way of resolving their foreclosure issue than would otherwise be possible. The law requiring the conference – New York Civil Practice Law […]


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Bank of America to Reduce Mortgages

Bank of America to Reduce Mortgages According to a recent AFP article: Bank of America has reached a side agreement with US authorities that could reduce the mortgages of some 200,000 borrowers….Bank of America borrowers are expected to receive reductions averaging more than $100,000… This is very interesting! We will be contacting BOA today! Updated […]


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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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