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My Parents Were Sued by Landlords Mortgage Company. – Jacob

Jacob “Dear Steve, My parents were sued by a mortgage company that took over the house they lived at (almost a year ago). The landlord at the time went with my parents to court. She agreed to pay the settlement ($2400). We got her to sign an agreement with her saying that she would pay … Read more

We Are Underemployed And Stuck in a Million Dollar Home. – ConfusedSD

ConfusedSD “Dear Steve, In 2005 my wife and I were both working and bought a house. The original value of the house was $1mm+, we put over $250k down, and we were both making more than $250k combined. In 2007 we both lost our jobs and were unable to find employment that paid as well … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Should We Walk Away From Our Mortgage? – Phyllis

Phyllis “Dear Steve, We bought a house three years ago – ARM, two mortgages, total payment 2562. One year after we purchased the house, we were in the middle of refinancing when my husband lost his job. He was unemployed for four and a half months and we had to use our retirement to keep … Read more

Loan Modifications. More PR Than ER. 57% of Monthly Payments in Modified Loans Are the Same or Higher.

According to a recent study of loans that were modified by lenders, only 29% of loan modifications made at the end of last year actually reduced borrowers’ payments by more than 10 percent. Now this is a good news, bad news story. The good news is that some loans did receive some needed modifications. The … Read more

Mortgage Company Disappears, Won’t Take Payments, Violated RESPA – Reta

Reta “Dear Steve, Mortgage company disappears without claiming foreclosure, violated RESPA, never contacted us after obtaining the loan, never sent monthly statements, contacts us after we find them, then tells us they will work out a plan, we send in a payment…3 weeks later they send it back, say they are filing bankruptcy, and never … Read more

David Writes In “I’m About To Lose My House”

David wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked me for help with his debt situation. If you have a question, you can ask me for free help and advice also. “Dear Steve, I accepted a job in Seattle. My wife and family and home are still in Idaho. My wife is on a fixed income, … Read more