Five questions: Attorney finds niche in negotiating short sales by Jim Gallagher

Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth. You’re in quite a pickle.You can stay until the sheriff shows up with the move-out order. Or, as more people are doing these days, you can try to escape your debt with a short sale.Put the … Continue reading Five questions: Attorney finds niche in negotiating short sales by Jim Gallagher

Lenders: Beware of the ‘Forced’ Short-Sale in Bankruptcy Posted By Colin Robins On March 5, 2014

Historically, Chapter 7 Trustees rarely seek authorization to sell over-encumbered real property of the estate free and clear of liens because such a sale is authorized only under very limited circumstances. Based upon the rarity of motions to sell over-encumbered property and the assumption that a Court would never grant such a motion, creditors have … Continue reading Lenders: Beware of the ‘Forced’ Short-Sale in Bankruptcy Posted By Colin Robins On March 5, 2014

More momentum in housing than stocks, Shiller says Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_SquawkCNBC

Play VideoShiller: Signs of softening in housingTuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:43 AM ETRobert Shiller, Yale University economics professor, shares his thoughts on the pulse of the housing recovery. The components are showing weakness right now, says Shiller.With recent signs that housing may be slowing down a bit, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller told CNBC … Continue reading More momentum in housing than stocks, Shiller says Matthew J. Belvedere | @Matt_SquawkCNBC

SHORT SALE ATTORNEY  Beth Mann 708-429-9999Law Office of Beth Mann, PC 15127 S. 73rd Ave Suite F Orland Park, IL 60462Your cost:     $ 295.00 credit card payment. The bank pays a certain amount of legal fees and that is how we are paid when your deal closes.Hire experience! It is necessary to hire an attorney … Continue reading

Florida still No. 1 in foreclosure activity, RealtyTrac data show By Martha Brannigan mbrannigan@MiamiHerald.com Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/13/3991039/florida-still-no-1-in-foreclosure.html#storylink=cpy

Florida remained the No. 1 state in the nation in foreclosure activity in February despite a long trend of improvement, according to RealtyTrac.For February, Florida’s foreclosure activity, which is a tally of initial filings, auction notices, and lender repossessions, dropped 24 percent from a year earlier, the Irvine, Calif.-based data firm said.Even with that decline, … Continue reading Florida still No. 1 in foreclosure activity, RealtyTrac data show By Martha Brannigan mbrannigan@MiamiHerald.com Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/13/3991039/florida-still-no-1-in-foreclosure.html#storylink=cpy

NY attorneys charged in million-dollar short sale scam by Ryan Smith | Apr 14, 2014

Two New York lawyers are facing charges that they bilked home buyers, mortgage lenders and homeowners in a million-dollar short sale mortgage scam. Kennethe Schwartz, 64, and Helene Stetch, 50, have each been charged with numerous counts of grand larceny and possession of stolen property, according to a New York Newsday report. Stetch was also … Continue reading NY attorneys charged in million-dollar short sale scam by Ryan Smith | Apr 14, 2014

Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. – Underwriters’ Bulletin Casenotes – March 2014 | Volume 7 – Number 3

In re Application of the County Treasurer (IL)Summary: Tax purchaser must provide a correct section 22-5 notice with expiration for the period of redemption. The statute prohibits the time period to end on a weekend or holiday. Failure to satisfy the precise notice requirements will result in an invalid notice. In re Application of the County … Continue reading Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. – Underwriters’ Bulletin Casenotes – March 2014 | Volume 7 – Number 3