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Friday Round-Up; Foreclosure Settlement Signed; Oversight Begins; Palm Beach Foreclosures Jump; Feds Offer REO Rental Rules

Fri Apr 6, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Judge Signs $25 Billion Foreclosure Settlement It’s finally official. The so-called $25 billion foreclosure settlement has been signed off by a federal judge. This comes after the settlement was filed in court last month. DC District Judge Rosemary Collyer did the honors Wednesday. I won’t rehash my thoughts about what’s good and what’s bad about this settlement. Everything that needs […]

German Bank Accuses Barclays of Lying About Mortgage-Backed Securities

Tue Apr 3, 2012 by on Foreclosure Defense

Man I just love it when the banks eat their own! It’s even better when they start using MY arguments to do it. The very same arguments I’ve used to defend my clients. The essential problem is this, securitized trusts, the ones your homes were bought and sold into, weren’t always mortgage-backed! I’ve long had questions about the validity of […]

Saturday Round-Up; Mortgage Debt Relief Extended?; NY Foreclosure Dismissed; Foreclosure Crisis in A Quilt

Bill extends Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 I warned you earlier this month that if you’re considering a short sale, the time to get the ball rolling is now. That’s because the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, which was passed in 2007, is set to expire at the end of this year. If that happens you’ll have to pay taxes […]

Friday Round-Up; Budget Cuts Cripple Foreclosure Docket; Whistleblower Gets $18 mil; Stern Employees Settle

Fri Mar 16, 2012 by on Foreclosure Fraud

Clerks of court warn budget cuts will delay filings Just as I had predicted (and feared) now that the Florida legislature has passed a 7% budget cut to the state’s Clerk of Courts, officials from those offices are already warning of a major slowdown at courthouses across the state. Case filings may now take weeks instead of days. Hearings may […]

Foreclosure Settlement Filed; But Banks’ Crimes Go Largely Ignored

In the weeks after the mortgage settlement was announced by the Federal Government, I waited under baited breath to the see it in its entirety. Almost every week I read a different report stating the documents to finalize the settlement were about to be filed in court. And as each reported deadline came and went, I grew more and more […]

Friday Round-Up — Bank Of America Makes Deal; Return of Rocket Docket?; Foreclosed Military To Receive Pay Day

Fri Mar 9, 2012 by on Florida Law News

Bank of America to Reduce Principal For 200,000 Underwater Homeowners First some good news, if you’ve got an underwater mortgage owned by Bank of America. BofA has come to a separate agreement with the US government to to help reduce some the fines it owes to the Housing and Urban Development Agency from last month’s huge settlement. Bank of America […]