How to explain home foreclosure to your children

Losing a home to foreclosure is a nightmare for adults, but for children it can take an emotional toll that lasts a lifetime. According to RealtyTrac, the number of U.S. homes taken over by banks jumped 35 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, with an anticipated 1-million bank repossessions in 2010. The […]

Who has a deeper sense of fairness, a mortgage banker or a chimpanzee?

Jeff Wise, BigMoney.com In this corner, Pan trogolodytes, or the common chimpanzee. In the other, an American mortgage banker. Which has a more highly evolved sense of fairness? Thanks to a combination of psychological experimentation and economic happenstance, the truth can now be known. In effect, both chimpanzees and bankers have been made to take to […]

Miami Foreclosure Defense

Loan auditors seek errors that may delay foreclosing

Loan auditors like Steve Dibert said it’s been tough getting documents from a lender. He has launched investigations involving Wachovia, Hudson City Savings Bank in New York and more than a dozen loan modification companies. By: Terry Sheridan terry.sheridan@incisivemedia.com Amid growing efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, loan auditors are elbowing for a seat at […]

Checkin’ loan twice —- Auditors help owners at risk of losing their homes

Auditors help owners at risk of losing their homes By: Jerry Kronenberg Mary Everleigh nearly lost the house she’s owned since 1986 to a fast-talking financier – until Stephen Dibert combed through her mortgage papers and realized the woman had fallen for a scam. “Steve laid out all of the documents and said, ‘You know, […]

Mortgage Electronic Registration System

Foreclosure Defense 101 Lesson 2: Mortgage Electronic Registration System

Foreclosure Defense 101 Lesson 2: Mortgage Electronic Registration System AKA MERS There’s been a lot of chatter on the web lately about the Mortgage Electronic Registration System aka MERS. The Mortgage Electronic Registration System and the role in note assignments and foreclosures.  Most of the chatter is coming from mortgage activists and amateur lawyers. They have just […]

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