May, 2012

OBLABLA or MITTENS for President in 2012? Here’s how I’m going to choose…

OBLABLA or MITTENS for President in 2012?  Here's how I'm going to choose...

"While Paulson didn’t want to write down mortgages, the single biggest factor in determining whether the American middle class has any stored wealth, Paulson was willing to do so in response to pressure. Barack Obama... (Continue reading)

What the Fed Chief is Thinking…

What the Fed Chief is Thinking...

Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke communicates more than any of his predecessors, but have you found yourself increasingly wondering what in the world the man is thinking behind that shiny dome and professorial facial hair?... (Continue reading)

A New Low for the California State Bar – HOMEOWNER & LAWYER ALERT!

A New Low for the California State Bar - HOMEOWNER & LAWYER ALERT!

Homeowners should take great care when hiring a lawyer for any reason. And I HATE it when anyone gets ripped off for anything, especially when their home is on the line. But this article is a blatant attempt... (Continue reading)

Thankfully, FHFA & Banks Killed Homeowner Bill of Rights

Thankfully, FHFA & Banks Killed Homeowner Bill of Rights

This makes the third year in a row that the banking lobby has said a resounding no to any sort of change that's supposed to protect homeowners from abusive foreclosure practices. Why do we keep doing this? Haven't... (Continue reading)

Follow the Bouncing Home Price Statistics

Follow the Bouncing Home Price Statistics

So, demand is rising while prices are falling… fascinating. Perhaps it’s because of a combination of factors, such as incredibly tight credit markets, an ongoing avalanche of foreclosures coming onto the market, a worsening jobs market, higher unemployment, and... (Continue reading)

South Carolina Foreclosure Laws

South Carolina Foreclosure Laws

Tweet CLICK BELOW FOR: State of South Carolina Foreclosure Laws The link above will take you to the page dedicated to South Carolina’s foreclosure laws.  But, always remember… often people have a hard time understanding exactly what our laws mean... (Continue reading)

State of South Carolina Foreclosure Resource Links

State of South Carolina Foreclosure Resource Links

On this page you'll find links to resources available from the State of South Carolina including how to contact your state representative, and what to do if you think you've been the victim of fraud or a scam.... (Continue reading)

SOUTH CAROLINA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters – START HERE

SOUTH CAROLINA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters - START HERE

I decided that I had to do more to help stop homeowners from getting ripped off, by providing the state specific information homeowners need to make the right decisions for their individual goals and circumstances. Moving forward on the... (Continue reading)

NEVADA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters – START HERE

NEVADA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters - START HERE

I decided that I had to do more to help stop homeowners from getting ripped off, by providing the state specific information homeowners need to make the right decisions for their individual goals and circumstances. Moving forward on the... (Continue reading)

“Tim, could you get the door?” “Sure, honey… are we expecting company?” “Not that I know of…”

As many as 1,000 surprise guests visited the Bethesda home of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday around 5:00 PM. ... (Continue reading)

Fannie Mae Wants Consequences for Strategic Default

Fannie Mae Wants Consequences for Strategic Default

Fannie Mae hates strategic default. Then you say it’s bad for communities, Terrence, why do you think that’s the case? I mean… bad is a relative term, wouldn’t you agree. And, in terms of doing bad things... (Continue reading)

South Carolina Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Tweet Russell A. DeMott, Attorney DeMott Law Firm, P.A. 1516 Trolley Road, Suite 100A Summerville, SC 29485 Ph. 843-695-0830 Fx. 843-408-4443 Email: russ@demottlawfirm.com www.scbankruptcyattorney.com www.scforeclosureblog.com... (Continue reading)

How to Strategic Default? Ask the MBA.

How to Strategic Default?  Ask the MBA.

How to strategic default? There’s just one little, teeny-tiny, almost insignificant smidgeon of a problem with what the Mortgage Bankers Association’s CEO was saying: He was completely full of shit. ... (Continue reading)

What is Strategic Default? A Moral Dilemma?

What is Strategic Default? A Moral Dilemma?

What is a strategic default? These days, it occurs to me, there would be even less morality involved in the decision to walk away from a mortgage. I can’t believe anyone actually feels morally obligated to a bank today.... (Continue reading)

California Foreclosure Laws Need Homeowner Bill of Rights

California Foreclosure Laws Need Homeowner Bill of Rights

Now, as we’re facing a crisis of unprecedented proportion, we’re learning the hard way that our rights as borrowers are almost non-existent. In California and around the country, foreclosure defense lawyers saw that mortgage servicers could far too often... (Continue reading)

What’s wrong with your loan? Jay Patterson on a Mandelman Matters Podcast

What's wrong with your loan?  Jay Patterson on a Mandelman Matters Podcast

Jay Patterson teaches lawyers how to use the SEC Edgar database, among others, in order to find out who owns a loan. How to identify the trust a loan is in and find the Pooling and Servicing Agreement. how... (Continue reading)

Arizona Foreclosure News – More like a motivational pep talk for Realtors

Arizona Foreclosure News - More like a motivational pep talk for Realtors

RealtyTrac is so entirely full of horsey do-do that the entire organization should be lined up against a wall and shot a dawn for pedaling garbage statistics in a state still being decimated by the foreclosure crisis.... (Continue reading)

Utah Foreclosure News is Based on Garbage Stats

Utah Foreclosure News is Based on Garbage Stats

Nothing is going to change that quickly. It was a huge problem yesterday… it’ll be a huge problem tomorrow. None of the underlying fundamentals have changed one bit. In fact, last month’s unemployment data was a nightmare,... (Continue reading)

Foreclosure crisis now includes “Irresponsible Churches”

Foreclosure crisis now includes “Irresponsible Churches”

Praise the Lord, and please pass the foreclosures, right? We need to get through the foreclosures… clear the market… let it hit bottom… isn’t that what Mitt Romney, Rick Santelli, House Republicans, quite a few Democrats too... and a... (Continue reading)

CALIFORNIA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters – START HERE

CALIFORNIA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters - START HERE

I decided that I had to do more to help stop homeowners from getting ripped off, by providing the state specific information homeowners need to make the right decisions for their individual goals and circumstances. Moving forward on the... (Continue reading)

State of California Foreclosure Resource Links

State of California Foreclosure Resource Links

On this page you'll find links to resources available from the State of California including how to contact your state representative, and what to do if you think you've been the victim of fraud or a scam.... (Continue reading)

California Foreclosure Laws

California Foreclosure Laws

Tweet CLICK BELOW FOR: State of California Foreclosure Laws The link above will take you to the page dedicated to California’s foreclosure laws.  But, always remember… often people have a hard time understanding exactly what our laws mean just by... (Continue reading)

California Foreclosure Defense Attorney

Tweet Gordon F. Dickson, Chairman & Senior Partner Deborah P. Gutierrez, Managing Partner PROSPER LAW – The Homeowner’s Law Firm 6100 Center Drive, Suite 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90045 info@prosperlaw.com Telephone: 310.893.6200 Toll Free: 800.808.9798 Facsimile: 800.808.0428 Website: www.prosperlaw.com... (Continue reading)

ARIZONA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters – START HERE

ARIZONA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters - START HERE

I decided that I had to do more to help stop homeowners from getting ripped off, by providing the state specific information homeowners need to make the right decisions for their individual goals and circumstances. Moving forward on the... (Continue reading)

FLORIDA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters – START HERE

FLORIDA Foreclosure Help from Mandelman Matters - START HERE

Tweet You have found the Mandelman Matters state specific series of pages dedicated to homeowners at risk of foreclosure in Florida. On the pages in this section you’ll find accurate, straightforward information and guidance specific to the State of Florida related... (Continue reading)

Wells Fargo gives $22,000 to Suicide Hotline… A gift the bank can use too.

Wells Fargo gives $22,000 to Suicide Hotline… A gift the bank can use too.

Wells Fargo “stepped up” with a $22,000 “gift.” Is that how that should ideally be phrased? I suppose it’s fine. But, having spent the last few days writing and talking about Norm Rousseau, who took his own... (Continue reading)

Florida Foreclosure Laws

Florida Foreclosure Laws

Tweet  CLICK BELOW FOR: State of Florida Foreclosure Law The link above will take you to the page dedicated to Florida’s foreclosure laws.  But, always remember… often people have a hard time understanding exactly what our laws mean just by... (Continue reading)

Arizona Foreclosure Laws

Arizona Foreclosure Laws

Tweet CLICK BELOW FOR: State of Arizona Foreclosure Laws The link above will take you to the page dedicated to Arizona’s foreclosure laws.  But, always remember… often people have a hard time understanding exactly what our laws mean just by... (Continue reading)

State of Arizona Foreclosure Resource Links

State of Arizona Foreclosure Resource Links

On this page you'll find links to resources available from the State of Arizona including how to contact your state representative, and what to do if you think you've been the victim of fraud or a scam.... (Continue reading)

Arizona Foreclosure Defense Trusted Attorneys

Arizona Foreclosure Defense Trusted Attorneys

Tweet Michael Fleishman, Attorney at Law Fleishman Law, PLC 6818 N. Oracle Road, Suite 426 Tucson, AZ 85704 Telephone: (520) 308-5270 Facsimile: (520) 842-2220 Website: www.tucsonlanduselaw.com Jim Meuller, Attorney at Law Doug Drury, Attorney at Law Don J. Lawrence Jr., Attorney... (Continue reading)

A Letter to Brian Stevens at TBWS: We Need More Houses?

A Letter to Brian Stevens at TBWS: We Need More Houses?

Just to make sure I understand what you said there… the problem is that there aren't enough homes for people to buy? We're having a shortage of houses for sale, are we? Wow… you know, I was sleeping... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General Brown Issues Directive to Foreclosure Consultants

Tweet Originally posted in June 2009.   Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a directive today that forces “foreclosure consultants” to register with the Attorney General’s office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1, 2009. According to the... (Continue reading)

CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNERS SHOULD KNOW: Loan Modification Companies To Be Avoided

Tweet Originally posted in May 2009. When I spoke with the California Department of Real Estate a few weeks ago, they told me that they would soon be publishing information related to the problematic companies and “scammers” involved in loan... (Continue reading)

ONCE AND FOR ALL, THE ANSWER IS YES. Water is wet, the sky is blue, and you need a lawyer… Period.

Tweet Originally posted in January 2010.   Okay, I have two questions that really need answers: 1. Why is there controversy or uncertainty over whether someone at risk of losing his or her home should or should not hire an... (Continue reading)

Arizona Loan Modification – Couple Says Wells Fargo is the Scammer

Tweet Originally posted in May 2010. Yet another Arizona homeowner in foreclosure and trying for a loan modification is about to lose their home to Wells Fargo Bank.  They say they worked directly with their bank and were scammed… by... (Continue reading)

Phoenix Breaking News: NACA’s Save the Dream Tour Personnel Threaten Mandelman Matters Reporters: “Leave or We’ll Have You Arrested”.

Tweet Originally posted in October 2009. Mandelman Matters field reporters, Brook Parsons and Phil Winter, tried to attend the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America’s (“NACA’s) “Save the Dream Tour, held this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center. ... (Continue reading)

NACA’s “Save the Dream Tour” Now Disappointing Thousands in Phoenix?

Tweet Originally posted in October 2009. It started this past July 31st and went through August 3rd, and 40,000 very nervous homeowners waited in long lines in the hopes of saving their dreams. One woman, a 46 year-old single mom who... (Continue reading)

Arizona Judge Orders Wells Fargo to Testify on Loan Modification Practices

Tweet Originally posted in August 2009. When it comes to obtaining a loan modification, Wells Fargo’s reputation is a long way from being stellar.  In fact, they’re one of the worst, according to several attorneys who have had significant experience... (Continue reading)

Husband’s Suicide Yesterday, Wells Fargo to Evict Wife Tomorrow Anyway

Husband's Suicide Yesterday, Wells Fargo to Evict Wife Tomorrow Anyway

You’re a liar, Wells Fargo. Either you knew you weren’t going to approve their loan modification, or you’re the most incompetent financial institution in the history of the world. And you don’t just do this sometimes, you do... (Continue reading)

Jamie Dimon tells Meet the Press he thinks we’re resenting “success.” He’s wrong.

Jamie Dimon tells Meet the Press he thinks we’re resenting “success.”  He’s wrong.

Dimon was quoted as having said that just because his bank had been stupid, it didn’t mean that all the other banks would be equally stupid. But, see… it sort of does, right? That’s why the sort of... (Continue reading)


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