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First Ever Central Florida Law Firm To Be Forced To Resign From BBB

KEL law firm, formally Kaufman, Englett & Lynd, has been forced to resign from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central Florida. The resignation of this Orlando based law firm marks “the first area law firm to be ousted in the business-rating agency’s 27-year history.” Apparently the BBB has complained that over the past year KEL has failed to resolve ... Read More »

Treasury Reports An 88 Percent Increase In Mortgage-Fraud Since 2010

Banks are re-examining loans that took place during the housing boom and are now finding problems which has resulted in a large jump of reported mortgage-fraud. Reports are showing an 88 percent jump in the second quarter according to the Treasury Department. “Most of the mortgages suspected of fraud closed during the height of the real-estate bubble, the financial-crimes division ... Read More »

Homeowners In Financial Distress Lose Over $1.2 Million To Mortgage “Rescue” Fraud

To the tune of a MasterCard commercial: $4.7 million in fradulent mortgage loans… $944,224 lost by lenders…. $1.2 million lost in equity to homeowners…. Shameful. Mary Ann Dean and Charles Donaldson pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme of Sunset Mortgage Company. Dean was a loan originator and operator ... Read More »

Deceitful Debt Relief And Mortgage Operation Shut Down

A United State district court has shut down two related operations who apparently failed to provide promised debt relief services and jeopardized clients’ privacy by at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s request. Apparently one firm charged consumers a $1,495 up front fee for a mortgage relief assistance program that was never given as well as tossing personal information into unsecured ... Read More »

Nevada Bitch Slaps Bank of America Over Mortgage Mess

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by Paul Kiel, ProPublica The state of Nevada dramatically expanded its lawsuit against Bank of America today, turning the narrow case it filed late last year into a broadside that targets virtually all aspects of the bank’s mortgage operations. Bank of America has previously denied wrongdoing. The sweeping new suit could have repercussions far beyond Nevada’s borders. It further jeopardizes ... Read More »

I Discharged My Mortgage in Bankruptcy. Can I Really Sell The House Now? – Romy

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“Dear Lewis, I filed chp 13 bankruptcy and had agree to let go of my house. No repayment. All debts were discharged. however, the bank is allowing me to stay in the house because i have continued to pay the mortgage/taxes/etc. However I’ve noticed that none of my payments are being report to the credit bureaus. My questions: do I ... Read More »

Unemployed and Struggling to Make Your Mortgage Payment? Check Hardest Hit Fund for Help.

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Yesterday over the dinner table we had a guest enjoying barbecue with us and she was talking about her work with the Hardest Hit Fund and all the mortgages in North Carolina she was screening to be paid by the Obama Hardest Hit Fund program. Up till now this benefit program had not hit my radar and I was intrigued. ... Read More »

I Was Building a New House But the Bank Won’t Give Us What it Appraised For So I Put the Rest on My Credit Cards. – John

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“Dear Damon, Was building a new house.. Went to close on long term loan.. The bank would not give us what it was appraised for. I had to you all saving to not lose the house.. I put the rest on credit cards. I could not keep up with card and all other expenses. I went to debt services company. ... Read More »

I’m Currently in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and My Attorney Told Me Not to Make My Mortgage Payment. – Ed

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“Dear Lewis, I am currently in chapter 7 Bankruptcy. My home is worth 315,000 and the court is getting an appraisal as ordered by the trustee. my home is worth about 380.000 dollars and I have had had contractors over giving me estimates on work that is needed. so far the roofer gave me an estimate for 20.000, to tent ... Read More »

Should I Hire All State Law Group to Modify My Bank of America Mortgage? – Charles

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“Dear Andy, Tried twice to to get a modification with BOA with no success,have ask a law firm to help, but cant find any info on the firm Should I retain this law firm from calif. THEY WHAT THREE PAYMENTS ONE TO START, THEN ONE IN THE MIDDLE AND THE REST AT THE END. 1500-1000-500. Sr. Underwriter Toll Free: 866-887-4691 ... Read More »

Collectors Called Constantly Scared of Foreclosure, What Can I Do? – Roy

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“Dear Steve, I have recently taken over management of finances and bill paying from my wife. I always knew we had some lingering credit card debt that had been following us since college, but I had no idea what the real situation was. At this point we are $51,000 in credit card debt. We have a mortgage, a HELOC, and ... Read More »

I’ve Been Using My House as an ATM Machine. – Jeannette

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Jeanette “Dear Steve, I have used my home as an ATM machine to put 2 kids and myself through college. We have a primary mortgage at 6% and a home equity loan at 8% both at a fixed rate (total loan amount $250,000.00). January 2008 our home appraised at $310,000.00. Problem, we have one hundred thousand dollars in credit card ... Read More »

I Need to Lower My Mortgage Payment. – Josten

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Josten “Dear Steve, I need some advice on how to lower my mortgage bill payment. We have to pay too much money, monthly just to keep this house. My family can’t pay this much and we may have to sell our home. Please I need some advice. How do I lower my montly mortgage bills to keep my house. I ... Read More »

I Am Getting Married And We Want to Buy a House But My Credit Isn’t Great. – Kelli

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“Dear Steve, Hope all is well! My fiance and I are getting married next April and are currently saving to purchase our first home! We are saving around $12,000-$15,000 for the down payment, we are looking to purchase a house no more than $130,000. The only problem is I have 2 charge offs from CC that I had about 2 ... Read More »

My Children Landed Me in Debt. – Jane

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I have inherited many bills from our children over the last year. One son was in a car accident and was sued by the other party for damages to their vehicle. Since he was under 18 at the time, I had to pay $6000.00 that my husband’s insurance refused to pay, plus our attorney fees. ... Read More »

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