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Reader Calls Bullshit on “Keep Your Home” Mailer

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A very smart reader sent in a mailer they recently received. After they did some snooping around it set off warning bells. I’ll share their story and you’ll see what I mean. “I received this in the mail. When I called the number I got a lady who ask for my eligibility code. I asked her why is the eligibility ... Read More »

I Have No Savings and Have to Juggle Payments Each Month. – Butch

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“Dear Steve, I am 64 years old, a teacher. Every year, my salary has gone done (forced furlough days). Bad divorce-impulsively took a second mortgage on my townhome to pay child support and attorney fees (13.9%!). Currently in a DMP program for $22000 of credit card debt. Retire in 2 years-will get 50% of current salary and Social Security. First ... Read More »

How Not to Get Scammed by a Mortgage Loan Modification Company

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It’s easy to make you a victim and rip you off with a loan modification. People are willing to believe the wild claims companies make about being able to cut your loan balance or slice your interest rate. It sounds so good when the salespeople are pitching you. If you received a postcard or letter in the mail claiming you ... Read More »

Where Can I Find a Legitimate Mortgage Modification Company? – Michael

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“Dear Steve, Can you recommend a legitimate Loan Modification company anywhere in New jersey? All I hear are horror stories about these types of companies, and dealing with the bank directly is a joke. Any recommendation would be appreciated. Thank you, Michael” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, ... Read More »

How Can I Refinance My Mortgage With Chase? – Mark

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“Dear Steve, Mortgage is not supported by Fannie or Freddie. Was “self” funded by Washington Mutual (original lender). Now mortgage is held by Chase. Rate is 5.75. Any way to refinance. Does not seem any “Obama plan” is applicable because of non-Fannie or Freddie support. Mortgage Modification? I received same notification from S C Law Firm that you have been ... Read More »

I’m Feeling Pressured by Wells Fargo on My Loan Modification. – Tom

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“Dear Steve, I bought a condo in Owings Mills, MD in 2006 at the height of the mortgage boom(fraud etc.) My name is the only one on the books. Married 1 child. Canadian Citizen. 196K Purchase price. 80/20 loan. This loan was originated My a small lender and was sold to Wells Fargo the month after….. 80: 156K 6.75% 10 ... Read More »

How to Modify Your Mortgage for Free

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I’ve seen and covered so many mortgage modification scams that I wanted to show you how you can save yourself from being scammed, save thousands and modify your mortgage for free. Before you launch into paying anyone thousands for mortgage modification assistance you should explore your free options first. It’s important to know there is no law that requires any ... Read More »

Homeowners Getting Massive Mortgage Reductions Without Fancy Tricks

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Over the past few years there have been so many companies and people preying on homeowners in financial trouble. Wether it is the sale of a land trust, mortgage modification, mass joinder legal action against a lender, or whatever. The schemes and tricks never seem to end. But thanks to a reader who let me know about a recent Boston ... Read More »

Blank? Mortgage Requires Some Money Up-Front to Help me With My Mortgage. – Cindy

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“Dear Steve, Hi my name is Cindy. I tried several times to modify my mortgage loan to a lower monthly payment with my bank. Unfortunately, my bank dined me every time afterwards, they insist I try again later. I began to search for other means to have my mortgage modified. I came across the following companies. Blank? Law Group which ... Read More »

My Lender is Taking a Long Time on My Loan Modification. – Tenaz

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“Dear Steve, I still have issue with my Home lender because is taking such long time to get Loan Modification for almost One year and 8 months.Now recently in California has passed several bills protecting the Home owner.I believe I have strong case,I’m looking for a Legal representation in contingency basis. Please Steve If you can refer me anyone I’d ... Read More »

The Ultimate Consumer Guide to Checking Out a Debt Relief Company Before You Sign On the Line

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It’s probably a bad idea to start off with a negative but here it is, people in the debt relief industry are going to hate this article. Even friends of mine in the industry will be bummed. And why, because this article will tell you everything you need to look for when checking out a debt relief company to work ... Read More »

How Can We Refinance Our Mortgage While I’m Unemployed? – Nicole

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“Dear Steve, Unfortunatly as I found out the HOPE program and all other programs will not modify your loan if you are currently on Unemployment benefits. What are options for people who are unemployed. I am working but my husband was laid off over 2 years ago. I have tried to modify my mortgage thru Citi Mortgage but they are ... Read More »

Mortgage Modification Company Former Owner Facing 80 years in Jail

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Isaak Khafizov, a former owner of American Home Recovery (AHR), a mortgage loan modification business, was found guilty yesterday in Manhattan federal court of conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud distressed homeowners and lenders. Khafizov was convicted after a ten-day jury trial presided over by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels. He was ... Read More »

Debt Relief Law Center Attorney Takes Cash to Modify Mortgages and Gets Disbarred Instead

A Los Angeles attorney accused of misappropriating $1.1 million from 10 clients has agreed to be disbarred, the State Bar announced Wednesday. In one of the largest misappropriation cases ever handled by the Office of Chief Trial Counsel, Vafa Allan Khoshbin [bar# 165486], 52, had promised clients he could get their first mortgages modified and their second mortgages settled for ... Read More »

Trying to Get Lender to Modify Our Mortgage Again. – Kay

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I bought a home in 2006, applied for a payment modification in 08 or 09 it was approved. My husband income has dropped this year and we’re now having a hard time making payments. We’re 3 months behind on our payments, applied again for a modification and it was declined My question is do we ... Read More »

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