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Fantasia Barrino’s Home in Foreclosure. American Idol Winner.

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Just the other day I was writing about the pending foreclosure of an Extreme Makeover home and now, the imminent sale at public auction of the home of Fantasia Barrino, the winner of the popular American Idol television show. Apparently Fantasia is really singing the blues these days but I’m confident that the experience, in hindsight, will give her some ... Read More »

We Are Stuck in a Home in a Neighborhood That is Turning Into a Ghetto. – Lisa

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“Dear Steve, As of today, 4k in money market savings, 2k in old mutual fund, 70k with TSP. Pay off credit cards every month in full. We have two debts, one student loan at $117/month and our townhouse. 10/1 ARM LIBOR will reset in 2015. 310K at 5.75%, with $296k left owing. 2nd mortgage of 27K at 6.75%, 30 year ... Read More »

Do I Owe My Mortgage Company Money After My Foreclosure? – Clint

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Clint “Dear Steve, Does this mean that when they auctioned my home that the company got what i owed them? Clint” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and help to beat back debt. – Click Here The Answer   Dear Clint, The ... Read More »

How Do I Get The Phone to Stop Ringing With Debt Collectors? – Renee

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URGENT QUESTION! Renee “Dear Steve, My husband and I have both been unemployed since the first of November. We have two small children, two mortgages (total exceeds current market value), and several unsecured debts (nearly $20000). We are currently unable to even pay minimums. The mortgage company will begin foreclosure if we don’t pay them $1500 within the week. We ... Read More »

Is It Time to Walk Away From Your Mortgage in a Strategic Default?

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With homeowners still slipping under the seas of mortgage default more and more are considering that walking away from the mortgage might be a wiser and more logical solution. This approach even has a name, strategic default. A strategic default might be something to strongly consider if you owe more than your home is worth, property values in your area ... Read More »

Woman’s Life is Thrown in Trash in a Foreclosure Mistake

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Nilly Mauck returned home to find everything in her condo had been thrown away in a foreclosure mistake. The condo next door was the one foreclosed on but the trash out team came and cleaned out the wrong condo by mistake, throwing Nilly’s entire life away, jewelry, baby pictures and all. As of this point the Las Vegas realtors responsible, ... Read More »

Boilermaker Seasonal Financial Despair and In Super Hot Water – Heidi

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“Dear Steve, My husband is a boilermaker which is a feast for famine type of job. By the time we get caught up on basic utilities and rent and car payments, his job ends and if we have been able to save anything its used within the first month to survive we have 4 children and the grocery bill by ... Read More »

Josy Writes “My Real Estate Business Is Going Down The Drain”

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Josy “Dear Steve, I am in the Real Estate Business. We are also a General Contractor. We currently have close to 4 million dollars in property, but have 1 million dollars in debt. But with the curent economy situation, we have found ourselves in a rut. With little money to build and lots of property we know that if we ... Read More »

I’m Frantic and Don’t Know Where to Turn – Karen

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“Dear Steve, I’m frantic and don’t know where to turn. My husband of 20+ years informed me recently that he hasn’t been generating income through his business, so he has been taking out cash advances on credit cards, running up lines of credit on our home and other rental property, and depleted all his 401(k) accounts. He’s done all this ... Read More »

I Moved Back in With My Ex-Wife to Help Her Make the Mortgage Payments. – Ron

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“Dear Steve, My ex-wife has a HELOC with Chase for $80,000 on a home we co-own with a current mortgage of $150,000 which we have never been late on in 10 years. After I moved out she was out of work for several months and was not able to keep up both payments and has made no payments on the ... Read More »

Mortgage Lenders Start to Foreclose but Stop to Leave Owners On The Hook

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I just finished reading a really great article titled “Lenders Abandoning Foreclosed Properties” that was eye opening. Apparently lenders are beginning the foreclosure process, the home owner moves out, but before the foreclosure sale is finalized, the lenders are halting them. This seems to leave the home vacant and still the financial responsibility of the owner that thinks they lost ... Read More »

I Can’t Make the Mortgage and Feed the Kids. – Lill

Lill “Dear Steve, We are having problems making our mortgage payments and lot rent. We live in a modular home park and we are suppose to pay 21000.00 total for this place. The modular home appraised by the county is at 11,000 as I just found out not long ago. We pay 285 monthly lot rent and 295 monthly mortgage. ... Read More »

I’m Not Sure if Ocwen Will Modify My Mortgage. They Won’t Respond. – Rush

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Rush “Dear Steve, I am in Dallas, Texas and have been unable to find full time work since 9/2007 and am 6 months behind on my mortgage. I submitted a modification package to Ocwen in April but have received no response other than “Your request is still under review.” Meanwhile, I have received a bunch of foreclosure documents from some ... Read More »

Will I Ever Be Able to Buy a House After My Bankruptcy and Foreclosure? – Michael

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Michael “Dear Steve, I got a chpt 7 a few years back when I was going through a divorce. Ran into some money problems and got a chpt 13 repayment plan but my house was foreclosed on. I am currently renting a home but would like to save money for a big down payment on a new home. I recently ... Read More »

California AG Takes Action Against Foreclosure Consultants & Loan Modification Companies

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Continuing his fight against scam artists who “prey on” vulnerable Californians, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a directive forcing foreclosure consultants to register with his office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1, 2009. Those who fail to do so will be in violation of state law, subject to criminal penalties of up to a year ... Read More »

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