What’s Going on With My Second Mortgage? Did They Settle Or Not? – Greg

“Dear Steve, I owned a home in Arizona but had to move due to a job change. I continued to pay for 2 years in hopes that the market would turn and I could sell it, after which I turned to a short sale to be free of it. The primary bank accepted the sale … Read more

Our Debt is From IVF Treatments But We Are Also Underwater On Our Mortgage. – Rob

“Dear Steve, Key Points. Combined 150K salary with wife. 47K in CC debt (9 different accounts – all APR at 11% and below. 8k loan (0% interest for new windows for house). 80/20 mortgage with first loan I/O ARM (reset Feb 2012, at 6.75%, balance is 284K. Second mortgage at 8.58%, balance is 69,842. 38k … Read more

I Am Looking to Consolidate My Debt And Then Form a Plan to Get Rid of It. – Drowning In Debt

Drowning In Debt “Dear Steve, In a TON of debt…looking for a way out. I am looking first to consolidate my debt, then form a plan to get rid of it. I have a $235,000 mortgage at 5%, a $65,000 interest-only second mortgage at 3.75% and about $47,000 worth of credit card bills. I was … Read more

I’m Not Sure What Type of Lawyer I Need. Bankruptcy or Real Estate? – PJM

“Dear Steve, I am not sure what type of lawyer we need Bankruptzy or realestate? We are current with or 1st and 2nd mortgage and are quickly falling behind in credit cards and car payment. What type of lawyer do I need i would like to get rid of the 2nd the bank does not … Read more

My Mortgage Left Chicago on a Train at 9 AM Going 52 MPH. – Rick

Rick “Dear Steve, Bought a house for 325k, four years ago on an interest only arm loan of 256K, as well as a second mortgage for balance to avoid PMI (this second seems untraditional as it has a balloon payment of 45k due in 2020). This loan is a non Fanny Mae or Sally Mae … Read more

My Second Mortgage Loan Was Charged Off. Do I Need to Worry About It? – Michelle

I apologize in advance for the short response. I am currently away on vacation with limited internet but wanted to give you an answer as soon as possible. Steve Michelle “Dear Steve, I have a 1st and 2nd on my home. The first loan with Chase is 315K and was modified from 7.25 to 4.25. … Read more

We Were Forced to Close Our S Corp Business. – Jean

Jean “Dear Steve, Greetings,and thank you for your time and efforts…My husband and my self were forced to close our business of twelve years,OCT 2008 we are sole owners and a S Corp. Two years previous we noticed a significant decline in the economic spending habits, this decline forced us to use all our equity … Read more