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Who Should I Use to Refinance Our House and Take Cash Out? – Chuck

Toolbelt-On-Handyman

“Dear Steve, Lost my job in 2008 in the building industry. Did not find a job till 2011. I used my 401k to pay bills down to where I could make minimum payments on credit cards & keep the house running on unemployment payments. The unemployment benefits ran out and so did my luck as far as keeping up with ... Read More »

    National Advocacy Law Center Stole My Money. – Karen

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    “Dear Steve, I’m a single mother of 3 children (12yrs, 5yrs & 9 mths). I lost my job in the recession and recently divorced. Due to financial circumstances my home went into the foreclosure process. My mtg company denied me 3 times for a loan re-modification. I was contacted by National Advocacy Law Center promising me that they would be ... Read More »

      My Chase Bank Second Mortgage Was Discharged in My Bankruptcy and Charged Off

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      “Dear Steve, Current on my first, discharged both 1st and 2nd mortgage in chapter 7, Chase charged off my 2nd, I have the money to pay Chase and bing my loan out of default. Since they charged off my loan they will not cure the default. I received a letter on 3/1/13 saying I had 35 days to cure. My ... Read More »

        Consumer Attorney Services / The McCann Law Group Client Agreement Review

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        A reader asked me to review the client agreement Consumer Attorney Services is asking them to sign. I am not a lawyer. What follows is my review of what I read when looking over the client agreement. If you have a debt relief services agreement you’d like for me to review for you, upload it here. The McCann Law Group, ... Read More »

          Consumer Attorney Services Wants to Charge Us to Help Modify Our Mortgage. – Kelley

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          “Dear Steve, My husband was unemployed for 2.5 years due to medical issues. We exhausted our savings staying on top of the bills. In aug, 2012 he did receive a job, but is underemployed and the combination of our two paychecks are barely getting us by. We have an 80-20 loan on our house (from 2004) and our current 80% ... Read More »

            Wells Fargo Bank Wants Us to Apply for a Loan Remodification With Bankruptcy. – Monique

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            “Dear Steve, My husband and I are behind on our Mortgage payments. After my husband hurt himself and was out of work for 3 months they put us on a 6 month repayment plan but it is coming to an end May 29th. We have filed bankruptcy and wells fargo knows this. We would like to keep the house if ... Read More »

              National Housing Advocates Says They Can Modify My Mortgage if I Pay. – Reesa

              Real Estate Concept

              “Dear Steve, National Housing Advocates- assists with obtaining loan modifications and lowering principles. They say I definitely qualify for their help services because I’m upside down in my mortgage. They only guarantee that they will help me with the paperwork and obtaining mortgage assessment report Their fee is $3500, and there was no mention of a money back guarantee. Are ... Read More »

                Wells Fargo Did Not Reaffirm Our Mortgage in Our Bankruptcy. – Kenneth

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                “Dear Steve, Me and my wife filed bk 7 in 2011 and some how Wells Fargo didn’t get reaffirmed our second mortgage with First Tennessee did get reaffirmend.I was trying to get refinance but wells fargo wont because we didn’t reaffirm.I applied with quicken loans and after apprisal the property is only worth 81000 and I wanted to borrow 80,000 ... Read More »

                  Our Local Banks Won’t Refinance Our Country Property. – Jeff

                  Friesian Dairy cows in a green pasture.

                  “Dear Steve, Our mortgage was paid off in 2000. We refinanced in 2003 at 5.37% we owe 130,000.00. Went back to same lender to refinance for a lower rate (2.95 at the time) and everything was perfect as far as income/debt/credit, etc….however, they could not find enough comps for the appraisal. The work-up appraisal was 200,000.00….however the comps they found ... Read More »

                    How Can I Feel Good About Resolution Law Group? – Randy

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                    “Dear Steve, I have read many of your articles about mortgage debt reduction. I am a little confused here. Is there not one “boutique” law firm in your opinion that really is trying to do something for us? I have read your postings about Resolution Law Group and am actually dealing with them now. I believe my mortgage was definitley ... Read More »

                      Our Attorney David Rogers Took Cash to Modify Our Mortgage and Then Dropped Us. – James

                      End of stress.

                      “Dear Steve, I need to schedule a call with someone as this issue cannot begin to be covered in 6 pages. Chase has neglected any and all communication with us, they never helped us with any loan modifications to reduce the monthly amount, no one ever kept files or records. We hired an attorney by the name of David Rogers ... Read More »

                        Granite Law Wants to Charge Me to Modify My Mortgage. – John

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                        “Dear Steve, I have a fixed rate mortgage at 6.8% on my home I live in. The amount owed is more than the value. $380K vs. $300?K. A radio ad here in the Chicago market recently stated a company could assist home owners who were under water to get a lower payment. Mine is currently sitting at $3100 including T&I. ... Read More »

                          I Got a Mailer From The Remedy Group Asking Me to Fax My Bank Statement. – Mikki

                          scammer

                          “Dear Steve, I received a mailer containing my name, my address, my last year mortgage amount, my mortgage servicer, an eligibility code and a toll free number of 800-859-8641 and a promise of loan modification to reduce my interest rate. When I responded to the number, I was told that they were The Remedy Group, composed of attys and investors ... Read More »

                            I’d Like to Buy a House But I Can’t Get Approved Because of Delinquent Student Loans. – Hope

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                            “Dear Steve, I have had many delinquencies concerning student loans in the past. At one point in time I thought I was in deferment but obviously I was incorrect. So I show substantial deliquencies in 2006. I actually finished school in 2008 and loans were deferred until 6 months after I graduated. I started paying payments on regular monthly basis ... Read More »

                              Is Remedy Center in California a Scam for Loan Modifications? – Jack

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                              “Dear Steve, I responded to a solicitation for a loan re-modification from the Remedy Center in New Port Beach Ca. I sent them $3995 retainer(fee) to help me secure a loan re-modification. Is The remedy Group a scam? Jack” The Answer Dear Jack, There have been a number of variations on the Remedy name theme. You might want to look ... Read More »

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