Posts Tagged ‘mortgage backed securities’

Thanks a lot Volkswagen… 

Thanks a lot Volkswagen... 

Personally, I would rather see VW forced to pay the $18 billion to the people who bought their poison spewing cars... and they could give the EPA let’s say... $100,000. That’s more than the agency deserves for doing such... (Continue reading)

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NOW AVAILABLE: The RMBS Trust/Modification Analysis Report for Homeowners

NOW AVAILABLE: The RMBS Trust/Modification Analysis Report for Homeowners

With this report, when your servicer says they can’t do something… you’ll know whether what they’ve said is accurate or not. Imagine the power of being able to show a mediator exactly what’s been done to modify the other... (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)

“Double Dipping Docket” is Just a Dumb Idea

The payment advanced to the trust by a servicer when a borrower fails to make his or her mortgage payment is simply a loan made pursuant to the contract between the servicer and the trust. The trust is only... (Continue reading)

A Winning Team: Meet the Lawyers for Mr. Thomas Glaski… A Mandelman Matters Podcast

A Winning Team: Meet the Lawyers for Mr. Thomas Glaski... A Mandelman Matters Podcast

If you want to learn about what happened to Mr. Glaski... how his case went in the lower court... and how it ended up going his way in the Court of Appeal... get the to get inside scoop from... (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)

Discussing Foreclosure Crisis Solutions with Impac Mortgage CEO Joe Tomkinson

Discussing Foreclosure Crisis Solutions with Impac Mortgage CEO Joe Tomkinson

I think Impac has proven that it has the capability and desire to be a meaningful part of the solution to the foreclosure crisis... they successfully modified tens of thousands of loans, and in general, they got loans modified in... (Continue reading)

Are Mortgages Fraudulent? The Case from Credit River.

Are Mortgages Fraudulent? The Case from Credit River.

It’s perfectly understandable that many people don’t know what to believe anymore, after all, what we’ve seen happen all around us could drive anyone a little batty. But, understand that holding onto something that’s not true isn’t going to... (Continue reading)

BYE-BYE DEMARCO! Obama to Replace Director of FHFA

BYE-BYE DEMARCO!  Obama to Replace Director of FHFA

The mortgage market is not just dominated by the government, the mortgage market is the government, and that’s not just here in the US, it’s everywhere. Governments are the lenders of ONLY resort. ... (Continue reading)

New Jersey Supreme Court’s Guillaume decision meaningless – Should foreclosure defense rethink its strategy?

New Jersey Supreme Court's Guillaume decision meaningless - Should foreclosure defense rethink its strategy?

Why is there no effort to hold the administration and member of Congress accountable for what has clearly been their failure related to the federal government’s loan modification initiative? Why are we accepting such utter failure and holding them... (Continue reading)

It’s Gretchen Morgenson from The New York Times – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

It's Gretchen Morgenson from The New York Times - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Lately, Gretchen has been really going strong on foreclosure-related topics... the fraudulent document scandal, the Fannie report, DocX, the AG settlement, so I thought now would be a good time to have her on a Mandelman Matters Podcast.... (Continue reading)

Foreclosure Politics Here and Across the Pond – Professor David Coates on a Mandelman Matters Podcast

Foreclosure Politics Here and Across the Pond - Professor David Coates on a Mandelman Matters Podcast

This Mandelman Matters Podcast with Professor David Coates is not the same thing you've heard before, as he covers the foreclosure crisis both here in the U.S and in the UK. He also talks about the global financial crisis... (Continue reading)

Mandelman’s Monthly Museletter – Version 16.0

Mandelman's Monthly Museletter - Version 16.0

In this edition you'll find: 1. Robo-signing KILLS... 2. OCC proposes credit rating duties go to banks - A real conversation with a banker-friend of mine. 3. PMI Files Bankruptcy - Regulators step in and take over yet another mortgage... (Continue reading)

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GUEST POST: Prove Fannie & Freddie Innocent Before Suing the Banks – And Here Is How

GUEST POST: Prove Fannie & Freddie Innocent Before Suing the Banks - And Here Is How

For twelve years during and after the Savings & Loan crisis (1988-2000), I led the group of business analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers that was responsible for monitoring Ginnie Mae’s $600 billion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities. During that period, I learned... (Continue reading)

Upcoming Max Gardner Seminar: UCC’s Impact on Securitization and Foreclosure Defense

Upcoming Max Gardner Seminar: UCC's Impact on Securitization and Foreclosure Defense

Max Gardner, along with his faculty of expert guest speakers, will be delivering two specially designed in-depth sessions each one laser focused on the topic of the UCC’s impact on mortgage securitization - and each of the seminars is specifically... (Continue reading)

Dear Banking & Government People Who Are Reading This…

Dear Banking & Government People Who Are Reading This...

You guys all now know that this thing had about as much to do with sub-prime borrowers as World War II. Unless you can point out a sub-prime borrower who was selling synthetic CDOs in Iceland, I think we're... (Continue reading)

If You Think the Meltdown Was the Fault of Homeowners, Think Again…

If You Think the Meltdown Was the Fault of Homeowners, Think Again...

So... in “Pillage,” Nomi Prins explains in terms anyone can understand that factoring in the leverage at 11:1, we're looking at a $140 TRILLION economic problem... yes, you read that correctly... that's trillion, with a 'T'... (Continue reading)

THEY ONCE WERE LENDERS – Understanding government’s failure to stop bankers OR scammers from destroying homeowners.

THEY ONCE WERE LENDERS - Understanding government's failure to stop bankers OR scammers from destroying homeowners.

And, to add insult to injury, our government has stood by obtuse and witless as these same banks have been permitted to lie, mislead, abuse, disrespect, malign and outright torture homeowners trying to apply for a government program funded by... (Continue reading)

Bank of America’s “Tasmanian Devil” says we shouldn’t be thinking of our homes as “assets”.

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Now, if all of that weren’t enough to make the case for Bryan Moynihan being this month’s REAR, here’s what really got me started on him in the first place. Last month, at the 2011 National Association of Attorneys... (Continue reading)

Mandelman U. Presents – Securitization & Mortgage Backed Securities

Mandelman U. Presents - Securitization & Mortgage Backed Securities

Come back to 6th Grade where I’ll be teaching real 6th graders all about what the banks did to break the world. We’re going to cover the Bond Market and Securitization, CDOs and CDSs… and even Synthetics and... (Continue reading)

Ice, Ice Baby – Iceland’s people give cold shoulder to paying for acts of reckless bankers.

Ice, Ice Baby – Iceland’s people give cold shoulder to paying for acts of reckless bankers.

Now, the British and Dutch governments want their money back, but Iceland’s people are saying, well… no, not to put too fine a point on it. You might even say that the Icelanders are saying: “Hell no!” ... (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)

Alright Banker-People… That’s Enough. You’re Not Making Sense and You’re Making Me Dizzy

Alright Banker-People… That’s Enough.  You’re Not Making Sense and You’re Making Me Dizzy

You don’t think so? Then tell me what you think would happen if I walked into a courtroom and handed the judge a fraudulent set of documents requesting that he ignore procedures designed to protect property rights in this... (Continue reading)

AMERICA LOST: Treasury’s meetings with bloggers tells a story that I didn’t want to hear.

AMERICA LOST: Treasury’s meetings with bloggers tells a story that I didn’t want to hear.

It made me sad to know what Treasury Department officials had said about the foreclosure crisis and HAMP… very, very sad. In fact, I can’t think of another time in history when my government acted as these guys have... (Continue reading)

Care to Guess How Many NEW Homes Sold Over $750,000 in June and July?

Care to Guess How Many NEW Homes Sold Over $750,000 in June and July?

The biggest question I have about the real estate market is… why are we all pretending that there’s a real estate market at all. There’s no real estate market in this country, hasn’t been one since July 10, 2007,... (Continue reading)

Bringing Up the Rear: Me, Martin Andelman

Bringing Up the Rear: Me, Martin Andelman

It’s a credit crisis, a global financial crisis, a foreclosure crisis, an economic catastrophe, the total destruction of the secondary mortgage market, the end of pension plan investing and Wall Street’s investment banks, and an ongoing example of why derivatives... (Continue reading)

The Federal Reserve Made a Record $47.4 Billion HELPING Housing Market in 2009?

The Federal Reserve Made a Record $47.4 Billion HELPING Housing Market in 2009?

The Federal Reserve, by the way, doesn’t exist to make a profit like the commercial banks. Until 2009, the Fed paid no interest on the bank reserves and other monies it holds, and it earns interest on the Treasury... (Continue reading)

FHFA Subpoenas Data from 64 Issuers of Mortgage Backed Securities

FHFA Subpoenas Data from 64 Issuers of Mortgage Backed Securities

Uh oh. Someone’s gonna’ be in big trouble… as in… Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do. Is it warm in here all of a sudden?... (Continue reading)

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Optimism is Hard Thing of Which to Let Go – The Car Sales Recovery Surprise

Optimism is Hard Thing of Which to Let Go – The Car Sales Recovery Surprise

Tell you what WSJ people… next time feel free to call me on stuff like that. I don’t depend on automakers breaking things out, I actually have functioning eyes and ears and I use them pretty much all the... (Continue reading)

Who is Freddie Mac to Strategic Defaulters? Well, I Have a Message for Freddie Mac.

Who is Freddie Mac to Strategic Defaulters?  Well, I Have a Message for Freddie Mac.

What is Freddie Mac anyway? I’ve personally spoken with several thousand homeowners from all over the country, hundreds that have considered walking away from their mortgages, or are now in the process of doing so, and let me assure... (Continue reading)

Senate Investigation Says Banks Caused Crisis, Not Borrowers

Senate Investigation Says Banks Caused Crisis, Not Borrowers

As I’ve said what feels like a million times in a million different ways… it wasn’t the borrowers, it was the banks, and what caused the crisis was that the banks broke the bond market… and it remains broken to... (Continue reading)

WaMu’s Top Gun Loan Officers Targeted Low-Income Minorities to Rob the Bank and the Nation

WaMu’s Top Gun Loan Officers Targeted Low-Income Minorities to Rob the Bank and the Nation

It would be one thing if the story of Tom Ramirez and Mario Loria at Washington Mutual’s Loan Processing Center was nothing more than the story of two rogue mortgage bankers who gamed the system and got away with millions... (Continue reading)

HAMP’s New Enhancements are Stupid and I’m Getting Tired of Stupid

HAMP’s New Enhancements are Stupid and I’m Getting Tired of Stupid

They did it again, damn it. The Harvard contingent that’s packed in like sardines in this administration once again demonstrated that they have no idea what they’re doing when it comes to the foreclosure crisis.... (Continue reading)


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