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

Survey: Small Banks Frustrated by Dodd-Frank Author: Colin Robins March 20, 2014

The results of a recent small-bank survey found small banks are facing rising compliance costs, and finding it harder to serve customers, due to the new regulations from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The study was published through the Mercatus Center, a university-based research center at George Mason University. The anonymous, online survey … Continue reading Survey: Small Banks Frustrated by Dodd-Frank Author: Colin Robins March 20, 2014

5 Things You Need to Know About Home Equity Loans Published March 06, 2014 Credit.com

Home equity lending is making something of a comeback. After being nearly shut down with the collapse of housing prices during the Great Recession, lenders are once again opening up their wallets and allowing people to borrow against the value of their homes. Newly originated home equity loans and lines of credit rose by nearly a … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know About Home Equity Loans Published March 06, 2014 Credit.com

Senate easily passes flood insurance fix bill By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune / Thursday, March 13, 2014

It took nearly six months, but Congress on Thursday finally passed a bill to undo the mess lawmakers made of the federal flood insurance program by imposing sharply higher premiums for thousands of property owners across the country and Florida, threatening the state’s tenuous housing market.By a 72-22 vote, the U.S. Senate passed what amounts … Continue reading Senate easily passes flood insurance fix bill By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune / Thursday, March 13, 2014