Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

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)

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)

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)

Obamas New Plan to Help Housing Isnt Worth Waiting For

Obamas New Plan to Help Housing Isnt Worth Waiting For

Even Edward J. DeMarco, acting director of the independent Federal Housing Finance Agency says his fix will be more of a tune-up than an overhaul, with reduced “frictions” and “enhancements.”... (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)

House Dems Tell Justice Dept, the Fed, and Comptroller of Currency: It is time that are held accountable for their practices.

House Dems Tell Justice Dept, the Fed, and Comptroller of Currency: It is time that are held accountable for their practices.

With the election now less than a month away, House Democrats have requested a formal investigation into the highly questionable foreclosure practices by the banks and servicers. According to the Times story, Speaker Pelosi said that “the excuses we... (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)

New Legislation to Offer $1 Billion in Federal Loans to Help Unemployed Homeowners Pay Mortgages

New Legislation to Offer $1 Billion in Federal Loans to Help Unemployed Homeowners Pay Mortgages

Plus, if I was at all unsure of my position on this program, the clincher was finding out that the cost of both programs is being covered by a tax on large banks and hedge funds contained in the bill.... (Continue reading)

Here We Go Its HAMP Confusion Day

The real estate industry is positively pathetic in their apparent willingness to simultaneously all agree that the emperor’s clothes are entirely magnificent. And the real estate industry’s reporting today includes the performance numbers related to the foreclosure crisis and loan... (Continue reading)

Obama and Bankers Meet at White House

Obama and Bankers Meet at White House

Oh, you know what… stop treating me like I’m a stupid child… the banks are NOT back on their feet in any way, shape, or form… period. In fact, the banks have the same problems they did a year... (Continue reading)

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Cuomo v. Clearing House: The Most Important Supreme Court Decision for Homeowners and Our Economy In Decades

Cuomo v. Clearing House: The Most Important Supreme Court Decision for Homeowners and Our Economy In Decades

So far this year, while most Americans have seemingly been preoccupied with other things, the banking lobby has managed to have its way with every single piece of legislation our legislature has considered or ultimately passed. ... (Continue reading)

Obama Administration is Drawing Up Plans to Disclose Conditions of Biggest Banks

Obama Administration is Drawing Up Plans to Disclose Conditions of Biggest Banks

Here we have a senior official who declined to speak on the record because: “the extent of the disclosures were still being debated?” Were they now? By the Obama administration? Now that’s transparency. Change I can Goddamn... (Continue reading)


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