PA Man Accused Of Torching House To Avoid Foreclosure

Carl Hessler Jr., Pottstown Mercury A West Pottsgrove man, who authorities claim fell behind on mortgage payments, must answer to charges in Montgomery County Court that he allegedly intentionally set fire to his Elm Street home with the hope of collecting $400,000 in insurance proceeds. Robert Francis Granger, 36, who owned the fire-ravaged home at […]

Montgomery County Can Pursue Litigation Against MERS

Margaret Gibbons, The federal court has upheld the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds’ right to sue an electronic mortgage registry company and banks doing business with that company for $15.7 million that she claims is owed to the county in recording fees. The court Friday issued a 36-page memorandum and order denying a motion by […]

PA Woman Sentenced To Nearly 20 Years For Straw Deals

From the US Department of Justice The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that a former York County woman has been sentenced to 238 months’ incarceration for defrauding 36 homeowners in Cumberland, York and Adams Counties out of $2,470,666 between 2006 and 2008. United States Attorney Peter J. Smith […]

BofA Puts PA Woman Into Modification Hell

Jeff Gelles, Philadelphia Inquirer It might make financial sense for Lisa Fiorilli to just walk away from her home in Manayunk — a tidy, three-story rowhouse on one of the neighborhood’s familiar, hilly streets that rise up from Main Street and the canal. But Fiorilli, facing foreclosure after a two-year bureaucratic tangle with Bank of […]

Lenders Not Showing Any Love In The City Of Brotherly Love

Foreclosure Filings Up In Philadelphia CBS News Philadelphia There is more than a 30 percent increase in foreclosure filings in the Philadelphia area than this time last year and experts are expecting it to rise. CLARIFI provides foreclosure counseling in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Patricia Hasson is the nonprofits president. “And if they work with […]

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