Fidelity Land Trust, Heritage National Land Trust, and Sunshine State Land Trust Company in the News

Previously I wrote a couple of articles about Fidelity Land Trust, that appeared to be selling a service to consumers where the consumer would deed their property over to the land trust company, for a fee. In the past few days Fidelity Land Trust and others have resurfaced in the news, specifically in the Palm … Read more

A Closer Look at MERS, the Industry’s Controversial Mortgage Clearinghouse

by Marian Wang, ProPublica As we’ve noted in several posts, one player that has been featured in the foreclosure scandal and is currently under federal investigation is the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, or MERS. Despite the fact that MERS keeps electronic records on about half of all home mortgages in the country, the system is … Read more