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Average Home Prices Are Irrelevant for You or Me

Average Home Prices Are Irrelevant for You or Me

Forecast are predicting home prices will fall over the next 2-3 years. Some say by 10 percent, others say as much as 20 percent. Either way, no credible source is saying averages will rise in the 2-3 years.... (Continue reading)

Attorney & Author Dale Wiley Reads from his latest book, Kissing Persuasive Lips

"Kissing Persuasive Lips" is the story of a former banker, Mick Lord, who cashed out when he sold his bank, but after losing his wife to a tragic accident, is finding out the hard way that there are quite a... (Continue reading)

JUST RELEASED: Kissing Persuasive Lips, a Novella by Foreclosure-Fighting Attorney, Dale Wiley

JUST RELEASED: Kissing Persuasive Lips, a Novella by Foreclosure-Fighting Attorney, Dale Wiley

In the tradition of John Grisham, Dale Wiley’s new novella, Kissing Persuasive Lips, introduces anti-bankster hero, Mick Lord. It's a thriller everyone who reads Mandelman Matters will want to read.... (Continue reading)

Michael “Air” Jordan Sees $15 Mil Disappear into Thin Air

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New home sales are down. They're only a small part of the much larger housing market, but their numbers are important to the U.S. economy in terms of job creation along with being a strong indicator of builder confidence... (Continue reading)

Wells Fargo Got the Message from Mandelman’s DOERS… 72-year-old with Alzheimers Will Die at Home

Wells Fargo Got the Message from Mandelman's DOERS... 72-year-old with Alzheimers Will Die at Home

Thank you to my DOERS who DID SOMETHING to let Wells Fargo know how they felt about what was about to happen to Linda Normand. And thank you to Wells Fargo for DOING the RIGHT THING for Linda... (Continue reading)

Credit Scoooooooooore! By Tom Lewis of DailyImpact.net

Fair Isaac, the FICO score company, announced that they're introducing a new higher score to get people borrowing again. But will we fall for it this time?... (Continue reading)

THE HOMEOWNERS’ ANTHEM – 2015

THE HOMEOWNERS' ANTHEM - 2015

Here lies the body of Mary Lee; tried to modify her loan when she was 33. For over five years she fought to keep her sanity; didn’t tell a soul as a matter of vanity. ... (Continue reading)

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Leave Octogenarians at Home – Stop Evictions after 80.

Leave Octogenarians at Home - Stop Evictions after 80.

Over the last few weeks I’ve learned that we’re a country that actually doesn’t care about people in their 80s that run into financial difficulties. In fact… and as incredible as it may seem, WE EVICT THEM.... (Continue reading)

As Goes California’s Housing Market, So Will Go the Nation’s.

Home sales volume and home prices in Southern California are falling… precipitously. As in… both volume and prices are going down. There are two things I would add to this fact: 1. It’s not just happening here. 2. It... (Continue reading)

Want to Know What I Just Heard About Reverse Mortgages?

Want to Know What I Just Heard About Reverse Mortgages?

“I heard they cost $112,000.” I’m dumbfounded at how many talk about a reverse mortgage without mentioning that they don’t know what they’re talking about. ... (Continue reading)

HOMEOWNER ALERT: Mortgage Investors Fraud Recovery’s 50-2-40 Program & CFLA’s Quiet Title, Audits and Experts

HOMEOWNER ALERT: Mortgage Investors Fraud Recovery’s 50-2-40 Program & CFLA’s Quiet Title, Audits and Experts

MIFR and Group Trust are clearly scamming homeowners, and should be shut down. And what CFLA’s website claims about their people and their audits, and what can be found out about their performance in the real world are as... (Continue reading)

How are you feeling and what are you thinking? A Mandelman Matters Survey.

How are you feeling and what are you thinking?  A Mandelman Matters Survey.

I really want to know how you're feeling and what you're thinking. If you wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to answer these 12 questions, it would really help me understand what's going on out there. And I'd... (Continue reading)

University Professors Research Reverse Mortgages, Set Record Straight – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

University Professors Research Reverse Mortgages, Set Record Straight - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Professor Johnson was actually primarily motivated to study and write about reverse mortgages by the the media's horribly slanted and generally inaccurate coverage of reverse mortgages, and he shares some examples that will make you cringe. A GREAT INTERVIEW FOR... (Continue reading)

Even with $2 million in the bank, you should still have a reverse mortgage

Even with $2 million in the bank, you should still have a reverse mortgage

Having saved $2 million in your retirement nest egg is a wonderful accomplishment, and if you’ve done so, you are to be commended. But, it does not mean that you have nothing to worry about when facing what could... (Continue reading)

U.S. News & World Report Presents 4 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

U.S. News & World Report Presents 4 Alternatives to a Reverse Mortgage

If a company was misinforming seniors about reverse mortgages with deceptive advertising in order to sell them on reverse mortgages, everyone would be disgusted and demand that it stop. So, why would anyone be any less outraged with U.S.... (Continue reading)

Tampa Bay Times: Stop Lying to My 78 Year-Old Mother!

Tampa Bay Times: Stop Lying to My 78 Year-Old Mother!

Doesn’t anyone think it’s bad form to misinform senior citizens… to scare older Americans away from a source of money that could easily be a couple hundred thousand dollars or more by feeding them inaccurate and misleading garbage disguised as... (Continue reading)

HUD to Resolve Key Reverse Mortgage Issues Going Forward

HUD to Resolve Key Reverse Mortgage Issues Going Forward

How would you like to find out that no one had told you that you had easy access to several hundred thousand dollars, and so not knowing, you made other plans that you didn’t want to make and wouldn’t have... (Continue reading)

Here Come the Happy Housing Numbers, but Foreclosures Up Year-Over-Year

Here Come the Happy Housing Numbers, but Foreclosures Up Year-Over-Year

In other words, the housing market hasn’t recovered, and won’t recover because it can’t recover until the underlying fundamentals change, and that won’t happen for a long, long time. It certainly won’t happen as long as we refuse to... (Continue reading)

Major Media Misinforms, Scares Seniors on Reverse Mortgages

Major Media Misinforms, Scares Seniors on Reverse Mortgages

I can’t help but wonder how many seniors have made less favorable decisions as a result of biased and wholly inaccurate reporting on reverse mortgages, but it’s impossible for me to believe that it’s not quite a few. How... (Continue reading)

Motley Fooled by Reverse Mortgages – New York Times No Better

Motley Fooled by Reverse Mortgages - New York Times No Better

If you’ve seen one article about the “risks" or "perils" or "nightmares," associated with reverse mortgages, you’ve quite literally seen them all. It feels almost like one writer started a chain letter on the subject, and the rest of... (Continue reading)

CNBC’s Diana Olick makes sure no one understands reverse mortgages, I make sure they do.

CNBC's Diana Olick makes sure no one understands reverse mortgages, I make sure they do.

I’m constantly amazed at the negative press and misconceptions surrounding reverse mortgages, because the bottom-line is they are an absolutely wonderful product that almost everyone over 62 years old should have, and yet in a year of talking to seniors... (Continue reading)

It was an honor to help him get his loan modified…

It was an honor to help him get his loan modified...

It was an honor to help Arlie Matthews get his loan modified with Bank of America. At the times when I sit and wonder why I've done what I've done, and how I can possibly continue doing it for... (Continue reading)

Dear Fellow Travelers… a letter from a Mandelman Matters reader.

Dear Fellow Travelers... a letter from a Mandelman Matters reader.

I was not involved in her foreclosure battle. She wrote to me because she wanted to tell other homeowners what she came to discover about Mandelman Matters after going through the same sort of journey that far to many... (Continue reading)

Heirs of Reverse Mortgage Holders Should be Happy, Happy and Happy

Heirs of Reverse Mortgage Holders Should be Happy, Happy and Happy

The reverse mortgage is the only vehicle that allows the flexibility of repayment terms that includes no repayment at all until after the death of the second spouse. There’s nothing else like the HECM reverse mortgage... we should all... (Continue reading)

8 Powerful Reasons Why NOW is a GREAT Time to BUY a Home

8 Powerful Reasons Why NOW is a GREAT Time to BUY a Home

Today was a BIG day for Frank and Brian over at the National Real Estate Post... they have officially proclaimed that the mortgage lending industry HAS CHANGED. Not IS changing, but HAS changed... they were shocked, by the way.... (Continue reading)

Good News About Housing Recovery… Your Kids Will be Living With You for a Long Time

Good News About Housing Recovery... Your Kids Will be Living With You for a Long Time

So, if you add it all up, there's only one way that U.S. housing markets are recovering… Magical thinking!... (Continue reading)

Borrowers Facing Foreclosure Should be Dancing in the Streets Over ‘X’ and ‘Z’ and Here’s Why

Borrowers Facing Foreclosure Should be Dancing in the Streets Over ‘X’ and ‘Z’ and Here’s Why

So, there you have it… a solid check mark in the “WIN” column for consumers over the interests of the banking industry. And I don’t think Realtors, mortgage brokers, or even the banks themselves have come to fully understand... (Continue reading)

You’re not STUCK with a low credit score. And you CAN’T afford to ignore it.

You’re not STUCK with a low credit score. And you CAN’T afford to ignore it.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group showed that nearly 80 percent of credit reports contained inaccuracies, and the mistakes in a quarter of those could result in the individual being denied for credit. 60 Minutes reported that a government study... (Continue reading)

The “It’s Not Real Money” Argument – Perhaps the Best Way to Make the Banks Look Good in Court

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The harm caused by our government's abominable handling of the foreclosure crisis... inconceivably made worse the complete absence of any communication on the subject by the Obama Administration... has barely begun to manifest itself let alone be understood... well, seemingly... (Continue reading)

Homeowner Gets Permanent Loan Modification… Promises to Pay It Forward

Homeowner Gets Permanent Loan Modification... Promises to Pay It Forward

I just received the letter below from Melissa... a homeowner who has been reading Mandelman Matters for five years. She just received her second permanent loan modification from Bank of America and is quite pleased with the terms of... (Continue reading)

Meet Thomas Cox, Esquire. A National Hero in Foreclosure Defense

Meet Thomas Cox, Esquire. A National Hero in Foreclosure Defense

Portland Maine attorney Thomas Cox is a national hero of the foreclosure crisis. Frankly, I thought everyone already knew that, but apparently not. So, if you aren't already familiar with what Tom has done and continues to do... (Continue reading)

Deadly Clear Blog is Dead Wrong on UETA, E-Sign & Foreclosure… A Guest Post by Attorney Tom Cox

Deadly Clear Blog is Dead Wrong on UETA, E-Sign & Foreclosure... A Guest Post by Attorney Tom Cox

Here's a Guest Post by Tom Cox in response to a Deadly Clear post, "Is the Promissory Note Even Enforceable?" But the short answer is that the only thing that's deadly clear about the post is that if you try... (Continue reading)

When Lawyers Break the Rules… The Code of Conduct for Florida Attorneys

When Lawyers Break the Rules... The Code of Conduct for Florida Attorneys

So, what does the Florida Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct have to say about Szymoniak’s representation of Mr. Figueroa, as viewed in light of the emails between the two, over that six month period when Szymoniak was Damian's lawyer... (Continue reading)

HUD Revises the Rules Related to Reverse Mortgages

HUD Revises the Rules Related to Reverse Mortgages

HUD’s new rules related to reverse mortgages are just a part of those changes made in the wake of the financial crisis and resulting economic meltdown, and in fact, relative to changes made that affect other areas of mortgage finance,... (Continue reading)

Understanding Reverse Mortgages Matters – A Podcast with Impac’s Richard Johnson

Understanding Reverse Mortgages Matters - A Podcast with Impac's Richard Johnson

In the past, reverse mortgages were seen as something only to be used as a last resort. But, in the past we had more options for borrowing money. ... (Continue reading)

A Sword in a Field – Correlation is Not Causation

A Sword in a Field - Correlation is Not Causation

It’s easy to misinterpret something about this crisis. But, it’s important that we try to guard against that happening whenever possible for all sorts of reasons, not the least of which is that being wrong means wasting time that... (Continue reading)

Need Answers from Bank of America About Your Mortgage? Then I Think You Should Show Up Here.

Need Answers from Bank of America About Your Mortgage?  Then I Think You Should Show Up Here.

Being behind on your mortgage is never any fun, but don't listen to those that would have you believe that the loan modification process hasn't changed at Bank of America over the last few years because they're wrong... it's much... (Continue reading)

I’m Not a Total Idiot, You Know.

I'm Not a Total Idiot, You Know.

So, I know... you want to read about how a homeowner won some major victory in the courts somewhere... or how someone filed and got quiet title to their property... or how a bank couldn't figure out who owned a... (Continue reading)

PART TWO – How to Take Your Power Back When at Risk of Foreclosure

PART TWO - How to Take Your Power Back When at Risk of Foreclosure

Understand... I’m not telling you which path you should choose, but I am saying that you should choose one and then do everything in your power to achieve the goals that lie at the end of that path. Just... (Continue reading)

Homeowner’s Scheme Makes Bad Situation Worse… Ends Up in Jail

Homeowner’s Scheme Makes Bad Situation Worse... Ends Up in Jail

The problem is that when we start believing things that aren’t true... even though do so might make us feel better for the moment... that’s when we lose all of our power. No one is powerful when they’ve got... (Continue reading)

Illinois Latest State to Make Foreclosing Much Harder

Illinois Latest State to Make Foreclosing Much Harder

Okay, so that’s GAME OVER for the State of Illinois. Ball four... take a hike... we’ll see you back here in 2014 or 2015. Take some time off, you deserve it. ... (Continue reading)

Now this is Ping Pong at its Absolute Best…

Now this is Ping Pong at its Absolute Best...

Enjoy Table Tennis Daily's Christmas Edition of The Best Table Tennis Shots of 2012! And really... closely watch the whole thing... it's really worth it. Unbelievable! ... (Continue reading)

In Case You’re of a Mind to Help…

In Case You're of a Mind to Help...

If you're a homeowner who would be interviewed about your specific experience saving your home from foreclosure, or if you have clients you've helped avoid foreclosure and they are okay with me calling to record an interview with them, let... (Continue reading)

I never knew joy, anger or sadness until I became a parent – Thoughts following Sandy Hook

I never knew joy, anger or sadness until I became a parent - Thoughts following Sandy Hook

I pray for the parents of the children that were senselessly taken away on Friday... I pray that those that have other children at home find some way to go on. For a parent who lost their only child... (Continue reading)

We’re Just Not Going to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis in Court

We're Just Not Going to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis in Court

In all but a very small number of cases, homeowners have continued to find the courts either unwilling or incapable of dispensing what they would consider fair and just solutions, and while the federal government has remained essentially mute on... (Continue reading)

Homeowners: Start Your Emails… This is Your Chance for $50 Billion Principal Reductions

Homeowners: Start Your Emails... This is Your Chance for $50 Billion Principal Reductions

Please take this chance to make your voice heard, and tell everyone you know whose home is underwater they should do the same. We screamed our heads off about AIG bonuses, both in the streets and in the tens... (Continue reading)

Spire Law Group’s Mass Torte Lawsuit Seeks $43 Trillion from Banks – Former AG Says it’s a FRAUD

Spire Law Group's Mass Torte Lawsuit Seeks $43 Trillion from Banks - Former AG Says it's a FRAUD

They call it a "mass torte," but it can also go by the name "mass joinder," or "multi-plaintif," or whatever other term d'art it might be using tomorrow, but no matter what it's called, the person calling to tell you... (Continue reading)

Servicers Extinguishing Liens DOES Help Homeowners, NOT Erasing Debt That Isn’t there

Servicers Extinguishing Liens DOES Help Homeowners, NOT Erasing Debt That Isn't there

I know what happened here. A homeowner in Connecticut was denied for a loan modification based on excessive income and her lawyer told her she would have to file bankruptcy to stop the sale of her home. Then... (Continue reading)

Last Minute Reminder: I’m Speaking at Meeting in Seattle This Evening

Last Minute Reminder: I'm Speaking at Meeting in Seattle This Evening

For those in the Seattle area... I'll be speaking to homeowners, lawyers and anyone else interested in the foreclosure crisis at a meeting this evening from 6:00pm - 8:00pm...... (Continue reading)

No Bottom in Sight – I’m Starting to Feel Sorry for Realtors

So, this year started out depressed, as well it should have, but very quickly, and I do mean within weeks, a six-year downturn was transformed into a robust recovery based on… well… nothing really. None of the fundamentals changed,... (Continue reading)

I Would Have Bet Anything Against This 10 Years Ago…

I Would Have Bet Anything Against This 10 Years Ago...

If even ten years ago, someone would have tried to tell me that in 2012, young people in Russia would be doing this, while in the U.S.A. our young people would be drowning, I NEVER would have believed it.... (Continue reading)

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Lost Pride in America Mine

Lost Pride in America Mine

And I will likely never view the U.S.A. as being a great nation again. For me, that is over. For I have seen our pettiness, our insensitivity, our callous disregard to the plight of our neighbors right up... (Continue reading)

President Obama, Bored With the Foreclosure Crisis. That Explains A Lot, Actually.

President Obama, Bored With the Foreclosure Crisis. That Explains A Lot, Actually.

And now I'm supposed to come to terms with the idea that the administration's bored with the topic itself? I could understand it if they were bored with something they'd mastered, although I can't for the life of me... (Continue reading)

FTC Shuts Down Forensic Audit Scam that claims: 95% of mortgages may be legally unenforceable. (Where have I heard that before?)

FTC Shuts Down Forensic Audit Scam that claims: 95% of mortgages may be legally unenforceable.  (Where have I heard that before?)

So, I'm certainly not going to say that the FTC shutting down a forensic loan audit scam in LA is anything but a terrific thing... one less scam is one less scam... regardless of what others are still around. ... (Continue reading)

Nancy Pelosi sent my reader Amy an email. And Amy replied brilliantly.

Nancy Pelosi sent my reader Amy an email.  And Amy replied brilliantly.

Nancy Pelosi sent a Mandelman Matters reader, Amy Sheaffer, an email. Any wrote back. Brilliant! Lord, I do love my readers.... (Continue reading)

For My Birthday… Love, Your Broken Home. By Tim Miller

For My Birthday... Love, Your Broken Home.  By Tim Miller

Tim Miller, is a singer/songwriter from Dallas, Texas. Here he is performing a song he wrote after reading a news story about a family who lost their home, the victim of predatory lending.... (Continue reading)

Former NACA Home Save Counselor Says Commissions Create Complaints

Former NACA Home Save Counselor Says Commissions Create Complaints

I’m not sure why, but meeting with a “Home Save Counselor” doesn’t make me feel like I’ll be talking with a commissioned salesperson who will be potentially making up to $1,000 on my loan modification case? A “Home Save... (Continue reading)

The Question of Bankruptcy

Tweet Originally posted in February 2010. What do…   P.T. Barnum  H.J. Heinz  Mark Twain  Henry Ford  Debbie Reynolds  Burt Reynolds  Kim Basinger  Walt Disney  Larry King, and  Donald Trump … have in common? They ALL filed for bankruptcy protection. That’s really... (Continue reading)

Watch this! Ireland wants the same answers we do.

Watch this! Ireland wants the same answers we do.

Ireland journalist won't give up. Why do our journalists fail to get started?... (Continue reading)

Mandelman on “Saving the California Dream” on Fox 11 News KTTV Los Angeles

Mandelman on

Heidi Cuda, a producer from Fox 11 News in Los Angeles produced a week long series on the foreclosure crisis for the Channel 11 news and asked to interview me. I didn't like Part 1, but Part 2 was... (Continue reading)

Stuff Ex-Homeowners Can Buy for $2,000

Stuff Ex-Homeowners Can Buy for $2,000

The monetary terms aspect of the mortgage settlement agreement is completely worthless to everyone. Three billion to provide refinancing for underwater mortgages? If that was executed perfectly, it MIGHT refinance 15,000 homes nationwide. Why even bother doing... (Continue reading)

IT’S UNANIMOUS! AZ’s SB 1451 Passes Senate Banking Committee

IT'S UNANIMOUS!  AZ's SB 1451 Passes Senate Banking Committee

Arizona's hundreds of thousands of hopelessly underwater homeowners are having the best day they've had since the "days of equity" back in 2006. The bill not only passed, but it passed unanimously... '6' Ayes to '0' Nays. ... (Continue reading)

DOER ALERT: Wells Fargo this is Unnecessary, Unreasonable and Unthinkable

DOER ALERT: Wells Fargo this is Unnecessary, Unreasonable and Unthinkable

Because I just can’t believe that anyone would intentionally do this to the parents of an autistic 12 year-old girl… invite them to apply for a loan modification, and then after six months, leave them over a weekend with the... (Continue reading)

FRONT LINE NEWS, A Mandelman Matters Podcast – December 23, 2011

FRONT LINE NEWS, A Mandelman Matters Podcast - December 23, 2011

FIRST UP: A favorable ruling from Florida's Supreme Court in the Pino Case... I ask attorney Matt Weidner and Foreclosure Hamlet's Lisa Epstein to tell us what it means to homeowners. SECOND STORY: A blogger in Ohio teams up with... (Continue reading)

DOER ALERT – Bank of America Disables a Disabled Vet

 DOER ALERT - Bank of America Disables a Disabled Vet

Bank of America… stop torturing disabled American veterans, and stop torturing Arlie Matthews and I do mean immediately… and I also mean… or else. He’s a brave and strong guy, but I know he’s got to be scared to... (Continue reading)

If Your See This in Your Mailbox, Don’t Throw It Away

If Your See This in Your Mailbox, Don't Throw It Away

Tweet The OCC’s Independent Foreclosure Review program has started sending out the program’s Review Forms, which are required to begin the process.  A reader  sent me this photo of what the form looks like when it comes in the mail, so now... (Continue reading)

Home sales contracts are falling apart 2X as fast as last year

Home sales contracts are falling apart 2X as fast as last year

Why? Well, according to the Realtors, it’s credit scores and appraisals coming in too low. Well shave my head and call me Baldy… what do you know about that? I certainly do declare, how can such a... (Continue reading)

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Horse… Portland police back down, rather than engage Occupy Portland protesters

We're Going to Need a Bigger Horse... Portland police back down, rather than engage Occupy Portland protesters

We need, as perhaps the late, great Steve Jobs might have said... to think differently, to fight differently. We need to scare them by making them realize that we are their source of power and just as we bestow... (Continue reading)

Two Movies I Want to See… Bailout! and Margin Call

Two Movies I Want to See... Bailout! and Margin Call

Two movies I really want to see, and I think you will want to see them as well. One is Bailout, and it looks funny and great. The other is Margin Call, and it look dramatic and really... (Continue reading)

OCC’s Independent Foreclosure Review for Homeowners is Ready – But, so are the Scammers

OCC’s Independent Foreclosure Review for Homeowners is Ready – But, so are the Scammers

The bottom-line is that this does appear to be a chance for people who were treated unfairly as part of the foreclosure process (and Lord knows there are plenty who fall into that category) to get a shot at some... (Continue reading)

WSJ Surveys Economists… US Incomes Won’t Make Up Lost Ground Before 2021

WSJ Surveys Economists… US Incomes Won’t Make Up Lost Ground Before 2021

Yesterday, for the first time since the recession began, the Wall Street Journal survey of 50 economists now say that incomes in this country have been falling since 2000 and they don’t expect us to make up the lost ground... (Continue reading)

Two Top Tier Lawyers Ready to Sue Servicers for Defrauding Homeowners

Two Top Tier Lawyers Ready to Sue Servicers for Defrauding Homeowners

It's no secret to anyone close to the crisis that homeowners in distress are routinely lied to by servicers... often homes are lost as a result of those lies... and what's even more shocking than that is how so... (Continue reading)

Irresponsible Borrowers Documentary Trailer 2 – We Need Your Support

Irresponsible Borrowers Documentary Trailer 2 - We Need Your Support

Watch it. Link to it. Post it. Support it. Everyone who contributes will be listed in the credits and we plan to take the film all the way to the Academy Awards. If "Inside Job"... (Continue reading)

The Case Against Philip Kramer, Et Al

The Case Against Philip Kramer, Et Al

You have to understand that while I’m happy to see any and all deceptive sales practices targeting homeowners stopped, I take no pleasure in seeing Philip Kramer prevented from suing Bank of America or any of the other banksters, all... (Continue reading)

GOING UP… The Rising Bar of Homeowner Rage

GOING UP… The Rising Bar of Homeowner Rage

The fact is that the path we’re on can only end badly, and although I quite proud of how this nation has managed to hold it together until this point at least, as the man said, it’s all downhill from... (Continue reading)

Ohio’s Former AG Marc Dann Talks Hawaii & Fighting Banks – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Ohio's Former AG Marc Dann Talks Hawaii & Fighting Banks - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

While Marc was in office he was a very vocal opponent of Wall Street, and the mortgage servicers who were... and still are... destroying his state with unnecessary and even illegal foreclosures. And since he's left office, he's defended... (Continue reading)

Mandelman’s Overview of Economic News That Matters

Mandelman's Overview of Economic News That Matters

So, there you have it... a veritable cornucopia of bad news... and all of it from CNBC, a cable news channel that normally broadcasts nothing but bull... markets. Bull markets... that's what I meant. But, it's getting impossible... (Continue reading)

Paula Pennypacker – An Arizona Republican Conservative Finds Mandelman Matters

Paula Pennypacker – An Arizona Republican Conservative Finds Mandelman Matters

Today, she writes a Republican conservative blog on azcentral.com. And she’s found Mandelman Matters and joined the group of Americans who know the foreclosure crisis must be stopped. ... (Continue reading)

Breaking Down the Real Cause of the Foreclosure Crises

Breaking Down the Real Cause of the Foreclosure Crises

In 2014, it will be seven years since the meltdown began in the summer of 2007, and something in the neighborhood of 15 million homes will have been lost to foreclosure. And there’s no reason to believe that foreclosures... (Continue reading)

KPHO Channel 5 Arizona Airs Story on Rep. Seel’s Principal Reduction

KPHO Channel 5 Arizona Airs Story on Rep. Seel's Principal Reduction

Spolier Alert: Rep. Seel, who wonder of wonders... serves on the... wait for it... BANKING AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE... DENIES that his $100,000 principal reduction had anything to do with his decision to run late that day and not propose the... (Continue reading)

Mandelman Responds to SF Chronicle Article: Fighting Banks and Winning – How Homeowners Did it

Mandelman Responds to SF Chronicle Article: Fighting Banks and Winning - How Homeowners Did it

Why did you become a reporter, Carolyn? Because if it was to write about events such as these in the style and tone of your article, then I'd suggest you consider looking for a copywriting gig at an ad agency.... (Continue reading)

Hawaii 2011 – My Prayer for Hawaii’s Homeowners and SB 651

Hawaii 2011 - My Prayer for Hawaii's Homeowners and SB 651

But then... the people in Arizona... well, they don't have Brudda IZ... now do they? Click play... turn up your speakers... close your eyes... and pray for SB 651 to pass tomorrow. Amen.... (Continue reading)

St. Louis BBB Warns Homeowners: “Steer Clear of Mass Joinder Lawsuit Mailings”

St. Louis BBB Warns Homeowners: “Steer Clear of Mass Joinder Lawsuit Mailings”

Mitchell Stein’s complaint in the Ronald v. Bank of America lawsuit has been used as the model for suits filed by Phillip Kramer and others. I spoke with Mitch for several hours the other day and I can tell... (Continue reading)

The California Department of Real Estate Issues “CONSUMER ALERT” Warning Consumers About “Mass Joinder” Lawsuits

The California Department of Real Estate Issues

The California Department of Real Estate has issued a Consumer Warning specifically to address the multitude of marketing efforts promoting participation in "mass joinder lawsuits," as filed by at least two law firms, The Law offices of Mitchell J. Stein... (Continue reading)

A Nation So Utterly Divided…

A Nation So Utterly Divided...

And not only are we splitting off in more directions than the London subway, but I’m afraid too many of us have started to like it that way. It’s become a badge of honor for some people. ... (Continue reading)

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Mandelman Comments on Jr. Deputy Accountant.com – Holiday Sales Numbers

Mandelman Comments on Jr. Deputy Accountant.com - Holiday Sales Numbers

I'm not sure if this means anything or not, but about holiday retail activity in stores like Nordstrom... well, I live in Southern California... Orange County... the O.C. if that helps, and I took some photos of the Nordstom in... (Continue reading)

Mandelman Commenting on ProPublica Article…

I never do this, but ProPublica posted an article about real life foreclosures not fitting the conventional wisdom of what most people think they are... they're not a bunch of low income minorities who should never have been able to... (Continue reading)

LA Homeowners Arrested During Foreclosure Protest – Video

LA Homeowners Arrested During Foreclosure Protest - Video

ACCE says that now they plan to up the ante by " bringing together the collective power of the homeowners themselves in alliance with their supporters among labor unions, the religious community and community organizations." And in fact, among... (Continue reading)

Martin Andelman is NOT a Fraud, Mandelman Matters is NOT a Scam, and Erin Baldwin is Completely INSANE

I hope anyone interested takes the time to read my response and that it clears things up, once and for all about Erin Baldwin, and her claims about Martin Andelman and Mandelman Matters being a scam. I hope everyone... (Continue reading)

President Obama… Thank You. Elizabeth Warren… Will You Marry Me?

President Obama... Thank You.  Elizabeth Warren... Will You Marry Me?

But that was before I knew Elizabeth Warren as the TARP chief... the Harvard professor... the advocate for the middle class... the woman who was the only person in Washington D.C. who could stare down Treasury Secretary Tim "Transparency" Geithner... (Continue reading)

Have a “Plunder Party” and Help Change Our World

Have a

PLUNDER - The Crime of Our Time, is a movie produced and directed by Danny Schechter, that shows what Wall Street did to destroy our economy. It's the first movie that clearly shows that what's happened over the last... (Continue reading)

Martin Andelman Responding to Erin Baldwin Writing on her Blog, The Big Bearian Returns

Initially, I didn’t think there was any need to address Ms. Baldwin's accusations one by one because, they were either obviously untrue or just goofy. Additionally, they are the kind of things that are easily verified, so I figured why... (Continue reading)

Nina Easton’s HOT Stocks for Homeowners Losing Homes

Nina Easton's HOT Stocks for Homeowners Losing Homes

No, folks… the good news for our emerging foreclosure industry, and for my new Empty Homes Hi-Yield Bond Fund, is that our government has failed at every single turn in trying to stem the tide of foreclosures in this country,... (Continue reading)

We Are On the Brink of a New Age of Rage

We Are On the Brink of a New Age of Rage

I’m also fearful that we’ve become a nation of people that doesn’t believe in our democracy anymore. A nation of people who will wait for things to happen to them, rather than trying to change what happens to them.... (Continue reading)

When Outrage Becomes Rage. Historically speaking, this story doesn’t end well for anyone.

Tomorrow, the country will go on as it did yesterday, foreclosures will continue essentially unabated, and more and more Americans will fall into the abyss of disenchantment with all authority… the frequent and extended strikes by workers during the 1970s... (Continue reading)

Books I’ve Loved Reading: Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz

Books I've Loved Reading: Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz

He points out, for example, that when you talk about a group that borrowed too much on the assumption that housing prices would never fall and sub-prime loans presented no risk, you’re talking about the Wall street crowd. Some... (Continue reading)

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A Hundred Thousand Homeowners – Voices of Hope & Change

A Hundred Thousand Homeowners - Voices of Hope & Change

A Hundred Thousand Homeowners - A wake-up call in Washington. By contributing $1.00, you’ll be supporting something important… something that will be heard… something that will make a difference, because when politicians see that 100,000 people have taken the time to... (Continue reading)

How to Talk to People Who Don’t Understand the Foreclosure Crisis… if You Absolutely Have to.

How to Talk to People Who Don’t Understand the Foreclosure Crisis… if You Absolutely Have to.

And you do… absolutely have to, I mean. It’s important because until more Americans come to understand what’s really going on in this country today, we’re not going to be able to stop it. And until we stop... (Continue reading)

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If Governor Signs AB 764, Homeowners Won’t Be Able to Hire Attorneys When Losing Homes

If Governor Signs AB 764, Homeowners Won’t Be Able to Hire Attorneys When Losing Homes

I’ll jump in with an answer to that one: Because the banking lobby isn’t interested in promoting those… they’re only interested in promoting stuff about loan modifications because they don’t want homeowners to have professionals helping them when attempting... (Continue reading)

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

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

While Phil was talking with Marks a woman came into his office crying tears of joy. “Thank you, thank you,” she said. “I’ve been trying to get my loan modified for eight months now, and I was finally... (Continue reading)

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