February, 2012

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris ASKS Fannie and Freddie to Stop Foreclosing

 Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris ASKS Fannie and Freddie to Stop Foreclosing

Actually, I don’t even know if she can pull off that angry black woman thing, but that’s exactly what we need at a time like this. You think Weezy Jefferson would be putting up with some nerdy pasty white... (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)

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)

Best Picture Nominees Meet the Foreclosure Crisis at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Best Picture Nominees Meet the Foreclosure Crisis at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

The foreclosure crisis is seeping into our society everywhere. Or, at least it soon will be... ... (Continue reading)

America Needs Buddy for President in 2012!

America Needs Buddy for President in 2012!

If one million people give $70 each, that’s more than any of the GOP candidates has raised. He needs to get 15% in a national poll to get on the stage during the presidential debates so he can challenge... (Continue reading)

Insider Says Wells Fargos Independent Foreclosure Review for OCC is a Sham

Insider Says Wells Fargos Independent Foreclosure Review for OCC is a Sham

What follows is a podcast featuring the "whistle blower"... the anonymous independent file reviewer working for Promontory on the Wells Fargo Bank account that reached out to us because he was fed up. I verified his identity and spoke... (Continue reading)

Wells Fargo Bank and Patricia Martin Part 2 A Bank that Cannot Be Trusted

Wells Fargo Bank and Patricia Martin Part 2  A Bank that Cannot Be Trusted

The bottom-line is, as anyone should be able to clearly see… Patricia Martin should NOT have lost her home and Wells Fargo SHOULD help her get it back with a modified payment so she can continue to live in the... (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)

URGENT DOER ALERT – Wells Fargo Youve deceived, confused and beaten another senior into submission

URGENT DOER ALERT - Wells Fargo Youve deceived, confused and beaten another senior into submission

Wells Fargo… let me be clear about this because time is short. Particia Martin is scheduled for UD Court tomorrow. So, you have some law firm, some unsuspecting foreclosure mill, no doubt… and you should call and cancel... (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)

Bringing Up the Rear Dale Westhoff, Credit Suisse Group AG

Bringing Up the Rear  Dale Westhoff, Credit Suisse Group AG

Apparently, right before you made your idiotic comments about moral hazard, saying that principal write-downs won’t save homes, Credit Suisse had just won the bidding process and as a result bought $7.014 billion in face value RMBS from the Federal... (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)

Greece Will Leave EU… They Should Do It Now.

Greece Will Leave EU... They Should Do It Now.

Dear Greece... The Dracma will be fine and so will the people, but not if you wait too long, or if you continue with a prime minister who is an ex-central banker. Toss him out, re-shuffle the deck and... (Continue reading)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Mortgage Settlement

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Mortgage Settlement

The settlement agreement is supposed to help one million households by reducing their loan balance reduced. There’s no way is there enough money in this settlement to do all that much for anyone. But Obama has said it’s... (Continue reading)

The Top Twelve Reasons Why You Should Hate the Mortgage Settlement – Yves Smith

The Top Twelve Reasons Why You Should Hate the Mortgage Settlement - Yves Smith

Here's the deal... I wrote a year ago when the whole AG/banker political circus started that I was not going to follow it, not going to write about it, and certainly not care about it. It was a colossal... (Continue reading)

Foreclosing on Oscar Mandelman’s List of Best Picture nominees

Foreclosing on Oscar Mandelman's List of Best Picture nominees

I haven’t actually seen any of them, but I’ve gone ahead and described them, so you can see the candidates through my somewhat jaded perspective… and my list is likely a little different than the others you’ll run across… I... (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)

OneWest Bank DOES IT for Lisa in Massachusetts! (DOERS ROCK!)

OneWest Bank DOES IT for Lisa in Massachusetts!  (DOERS ROCK!)

Plus, in Massachusetts, do you know how they do it? They auction the home off right on the soon to be ex-homeowner's front lawn, for all to see. I'll tell you what... that is some 17th century nonsense... (Continue reading)

MM EXCLUSIVE: AZ Bill Writes Down Underwater Loans for Homeowners – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

MM EXCLUSIVE: AZ Bill Writes Down Underwater Loans for Homeowners - A Mandelman Matters Podcast

"In Arizona we don't ignore problems, nor do we pretend they aren't there," Sen. Reagan explains. "Obviously, the federal programs aren't going to address our state's needs, and that's fine. We're perfectly capable of doing what's best for... (Continue reading)

Attorney Wins “Free House” in Case Before 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

Attorney Wins

This is one Mandelman Matters Podcast that you definitely don't want to miss. Nathan sets it up in the beginning, then you hear the audio of the actual courtroom arguments, both his and the lawyer for US Bank... and... (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)


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