Posts Tagged ‘securitization’

Student loans missing chain of title paperwork being wiped out by courts

Student loans missing chain of title paperwork being wiped out by courts

Student loans are another in a long line of predatory lending, securitization scams, but this time judges are dismissing suits in which creditors can't prove ownership of the loan.... (Continue reading)

Why Can’t We FIX Something About the Loan Modification Process?

Why Can’t We FIX Something About the Loan Modification Process?

I’ve seen my government fail at lots of things over the years, but this failure is too important and too costly to allow it to continue. We’ve lost more than five million homes to-date… and recent forecasts show we’re... (Continue reading)

The Rush for Rentals by Investors Turns Into a Run for the Exit

The Rush for Rentals by Investors Turns Into a Run for the Exit

In addition, spurned on by the Fed’s QE and zero-interest-rate policy, Lord knows how many smaller companies and individual investors also jumped on the bandwagon, and as it has the tendency to do, the insanity drove up home prices at... (Continue reading)

GLASKI TAKES A HIT: California Court Rejects Reasoning in Glaski Decision

GLASKI TAKES A HIT: California Court Rejects Reasoning in Glaski Decision

It’s not a matter of the Diunugala case being considered “binding authority,” because it’s not. But the question is, will other California courts consider the case persuasive… and tend to follow the more established case law. If that’s... (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)

Painless Saving: Tricking Yourself into Saving a lot More Money

Painless Saving: Tricking Yourself into Saving a lot More Money

So, now I’m going to attempt the impossible. I’m going to show you how to beat back the obstacles to saving more… by tricking yourself into saving more… painlessly. Without you feeling it at all. Seriously... you... (Continue reading)

SECURITIZATION: How our society changed when we learned to turn lead into gold.

SECURITIZATION: How our society changed when we learned to turn lead into gold.

Before securitization children were raised receiving fewer presents for their birthdays and holidays and I don’t need a source for that statistic. Water is wet, the sky is blue, and that’s a fact. Hotel rooms never cost $600... (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)

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)

Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Backed Securities with Impac President William Ashmore

Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage Backed Securities with Impac President William Ashmore

It's Bill Ashmore, President of Impac Mortgage... answering questions about the ins and outs of mortgage backed securities and the meltdown that began in 2007. ... (Continue reading)

Goldman Sachs on the Pacific – Inside Countrywide with Michael Winston… A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Goldman Sachs on the Pacific - Inside Countrywide with Michael Winston... A Mandelman Matters Podcast

When Countrywide had aspirations to become “Goldman Sachs on the Pacific,” they recruited Michael to help them get there. They may have appeared to understand when Michael spoke of the programs he would initiate, but soon it was quite... (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)

Fannie’s “Decoy Assignment” a NEW Foreclosure Defense – A Mandelman Matters Podcast with Atty. Tom Cox

Tom has recently discovered a practice employed by the GSE's... Fannie and Freddie. It has to do with what we're calling "The Decoy Assignment," and it's a matter of policy. He's arguing it successfully in court.... (Continue reading)

Introducing 30 MINUTES OF TALKING – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Introducing 30 MINUTES OF TALKING - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

This week's show focuses on the Obama Administration's handling of the foreclosure and housing crisis, by examining the statements made during the press conference the administration held to announce the settlement between the 49 state attorneys general and the five... (Continue reading)

IF TRUE, IT’S TREASON – CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf and the Impact of the Foreclosure Crisis

IF TRUE, IT'S TREASON - CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf and the Impact of the Foreclosure Crisis

I suppose I’ll never know who was involved or what you’ve done to this nation by manipulating or withholding such information from Congress, from the president, from the American people and from the world. If you did any of... (Continue reading)

Nothing Goes Down in a Straight Line

Nothing Goes Down in a Straight Line

But, the structural problems we face have NOT changed, so I see no possibility that we aren't going to see some continued weakening in the housing market in the years ahead, and I don't care whether we're talking Phoenix, or... (Continue reading)

Atty. Bruce Levitt of Kemp v. Countrywide – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Atty. Bruce Levitt of Kemp v. Countrywide - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Join me and New Jersey bankruptcy and foreclosure defense attorney, Bruce Levitt as we talk about Kemp v. Countrywide, a much anticipated New Jersey Supreme Court from 2010 that really made it clear that there were some problems with the... (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)

Economy Recovering? No, it’s not. Housing? NO. Unemployment? NO. Stock Market? NO.

Economy Recovering? No, it's not. Housing? NO. Unemployment? NO. Stock Market? NO.

So… housing is not, not, not at bottom, – check. Unemployment not improving – check. And does the stock market at 13,000 mean something to the economy? Nothing good – check.You might want to bookmark this page, so... (Continue reading)

Bank sues itself, wins, and then forces itself into bankruptcy to satisfy judgment

Bank sues itself, wins, and then forces itself into bankruptcy to satisfy judgment

So, why did I write this? Because it makes just as much sense as everything else that’s going on in this country, and at least it made me smile. ... (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)

Arizona’s SB 1451 – Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Arizona's SB 1451 - Does Arizona Have the Right to Save Itself from Drowning in Underwater Loans?

Senate Bill 1451 only uses PRIVATE MONEY. There is no government money involved, no subsidies, no guarantees, and no taxes. This Program utilizes a completely different structure than any current mortgage program. It includes a cash insurance... (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)

MY DOERS DID IT AGAIN! But it’s not over yet. (And Holly Says Thank You!)

MY DOERS DID IT AGAIN!  But it's not over yet. (And Holly Says Thank You!)

I don't usually do this, but with Holly's permission, I've posted the three emails I received from her today. I get a lot of very flattering emails from homeowners across the country, and I appreciate them all very much...... (Continue reading)

Author Michael Hudson Knows The Monster – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Author Michael Hudson Knows The Monster - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Here's something you can't do anywhere else... listen to author Michael Hudson not only talk with me about his book, but listen to how he applies his vast knowledge of the subject matter to what's going on today in our... (Continue reading)

Last Minute Discounts on Max Gardner’s Boot Camp!

Last Minute Discounts on Max Gardner's Boot Camp!

Max Gardner is holding one more Boot Camp this calendar year at his beautiful 160-acre farm in Western North Carolina. It's almost sold out, but there are a few seats remaining so he decided to offer them at a... (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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A Foot Soldier in the Foreclosure Wars – Matt Weidner, A Mandelman Matters Podcast

A Foot Soldier in the Foreclosure Wars - Matt Weidner, A Mandelman Matters Podcast

I wanted to have Matt on a podcast so both homeowners and other lawyers would have an opportunity to hear his views on the crisis today, and specifically what he's seeing in the Florida courts. And sure enough, Matt... (Continue reading)

Lawyers, foreclosure fatigue and the dreaded FREE HOUSE

Lawyers, foreclosure fatigue and the dreaded FREE HOUSE

Wake up people, we’re running out of time. We need to do better and that means we need to get smarter. And since I still have faith that our laws will prevail, we’ll be needing our nation’s lawyers... (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)

FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Warns Senate Committee about “Millions of Infected Foreclosures”

FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Warns Senate Committee about

Well, perhaps it’s because Sheila is now a short-timer and will be retiring from her post at the FDIC this July, that she is now feeling a little more comfortable telling the truth, even if that means disagreeing with Walsh... (Continue reading)

The Most Damaging Propaganda Campaign in History. And its Aimed at You and Me

The Most Damaging Propaganda Campaign in History. And its Aimed at You and Me

Debt is a status symbol… debt is a sign of success… debt is cool… you should want as much debt as you can get… being approved for more debt means you’ve made it. I want to be a gold... (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)

Mass Hysteria – The Iabanez Decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court

Mass Hysteria – The Iabanez Decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court

The bankers have blown it, and they’ve blown it big. To me it looks like there are multiple swords hanging over the heads of the too-big-to-fail crowd. They report fake earnings based on suspended accounting rules… they lie... (Continue reading)

Two Years Waiting for the New York Times to Write About Lawyers & Loan Modifications, and they Still GET IT WRONG.

Two Years Waiting for the New York Times to Write About Lawyers & Loan Modifications, and  they Still GET IT WRONG.

Can you hear me now? Is that doing it for you? The facts about California attorneys who offer to assist homeowners with loan modifications as presented in the New York Times story are just plain WRONG. ... (Continue reading)

THE SiGNiNG… Or, Pardon me, Mr. Banker, but your REMIC is showing.

THE SiGNiNG... Or, Pardon me, Mr. Banker, but your REMIC is showing.

So, why didn’t the bankers assign the loans to the trusts? I don’t know… for sure. But I’m going to go out on a limb here and tell you it’s because they wanted to borrow against them, and... (Continue reading)

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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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Wall Street to Securitize Delinquent Loans. Because it went so well last time, I suppose.

So, based on that… the only logical thing to do is securitize some non-performing loans. Of course, it’s brilliant! I’m calling AIG-FP later today to see if they’ll sell me a credit default swap against this crap. ... (Continue reading)


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