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Are You A Victim Of A Predatory Mortgage Foreclosure?
Help is available to borrowers who have claims against their lenders for violating the Truth in Lending Act and other laws regulating credit transactions. Such violations may be a defense to a mortgage foreclosure. If there is a violation, you may be able to void the mortgage and apply 100% of your payments to principal. You may also be able to recover money damages.
If the answer to any of the following questions is "yes," please arrange for a professional auditor to review your loan documents (including demand and collection letters, correspondence, and any account histories or monthly statements).
1. Have you repeatedly refinanced your loan? Was the last refinance within the last 3 years? (A common predatory practice is "flipping," which involves "repeatedly refinancing a mortgage loan without benefit to the borrower, in order to profit from high origination fees, closing costs, points, prepayment penalties and other charges, steadily eroding the borrower's equity in his or her home.").
2. Did you increase rather than lower your rate upon refinancing?
3. Are you paying an interest rate in excess of 9.5%?
4. Was the loan obtained to pay for home improvement work that was not done properly, or even at all?
5. Have you had problems with the mortgage company regarding untimely posting of monthly payments? Sudden increases in payments? Adding amounts to your balance for insurance, "property preservation," or other "advances"? Does your principal balance never seem to go down?
6. Were you charged high closing costs (points and fees) on the mortgage?
7. Did the terms of the mortgage change to your detriment at the last minute before the closing?
8. Did the lender pay money to your mortgage broker (look on your HUD-1 Settlement Statement for a "premium" or POC (paid out of closing) "YSP" or "yield spread premium")?
9. If you have an adjustable rate mortgage, were any adjustments done improperly? Can you even tell if the adjustments were correct or not?
10. Does your loan contain a prepayment penalty?
11. Do you believe you were treated unfairly by your mortgage company? Has correspondence with the mortgage company gone unanswered? (Mortgage companies have a statutory obligation to respond to complaints and requests for explanations of accounts. Often, they don't. Each failure may entitle you to $2,000. If your claim against the mortgage company may exceed the number of monthly payments you allegedly missed, the mortgage company may not be able to prove that you are in default.)
12. Did all collection letters sent to you by debt collectors comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act? (Up to $1,000 more if they did not.)
13. Did you (or anyone else who has an ownership interest in and lives in the house) receive a "notice of right to cancel" that was not completely filled out?
14. Did you receive your copy of the loan documents at the closing (as opposed to being sent to you later or did the closing agent send you signed copies at all)?
15. Did you sign a document at the closing stating that you were not canceling?
16. Did the closing occur by mail, or at your home, or in another city?
There is a common assumption (among judges, borrowers, and the public) that mortgage companies do not desire to foreclose and acquire real estate. This assumption is no longer well founded.
There are an increasing number of "scavengers" that buy bad debts, including mortgages, for a fraction of face value and attempt to enforce them. Such entities profit by foreclosure. "Mortgage sources confide that some unscrupulous lenders are purposely allowing certain borrowers to fall deeper into a financial hole from which they can't escape.
Why? Because it pushes these consumers into foreclosure, whereupon the lender grabs the house and sells it at a profit." Robert I. Heady, The People's Money, "Foreclosure, You Must Avoid It," South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Feb. 25, 2002. In addition, if the loan is guaranteed (by private mortgage insurance or the government), a mortgage company may find it more profitable to foreclose and make a claim on the guarantee.
Mr. Kenneth M. DeLashmutt is a recognized Predatory Lending Defense Specialist and an authority on the subject of predatory lending practices, foreclosure defense, consumer protection and debtor's rights.
He has more than 10 years experience in the area of consumer protection related to predatory mortgage lending practices and debt resolution. He has provided regulatory consulting services nationwide to financial institutions, consumers and regulatory agencies as well as real-estate and financial services organizations.
Areas of Expertise include: Banking Operations and Administration; Lending Policies and Laws to Protect Consumers, Mortgage Brokers and Mortgage Lender Predatory Lending Custom & Practice; Credit Administration; Bankruptcy and Foreclosures; Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations; Real Estate Transactions; Consumer Protection Litigation and Foreclosure Defense.
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When you're looking for a mortgage, whether it's a first time loan or you're taking advantage of an opportunity to refinance an existing mortgage, it may seem that you're wading through a quagmire of uncharted territory. If you're prepared ahead of time, you'll avoid some of the common pitfalls and know how to find the best deal for your situation.
Fixed Rate or Adjustable?
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Advantages Of Mortgage Pre-Approval
There are several advantages to getting mortgage pre-approval before looking for a home.Being pre-approved for a loan lets you know how much you can borrow towards a home, your agent can help you find a home within the loan amount you're pre-approved for, and a seller of a home is more likely to accept your offer than someone who has not been pre-approved for a loan yet.
Tips On New York Mortgage Refinance Loan
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How much interest are you earning on your home equity? If you answered nothing, zero, zilch, zip you are correct. What would you do if you could get triple compounding on your equity? Would you take action and build a fortune that would allow you to pay off the mortgage and create a retirement fund?We use a strategy called Early Mortgage Pay Off System or EMPOS?.
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A quickly growing trend in lending is the online homeowner loan. This loan uses the equity that you have in your home to secure the loan amount, and features both a convenient way to apply and check on your loan as well as faster decision times and lower interest rates than many loans offered by more "traditional" lenders such as banks and finance companies.
Real Estate Tip: Escrow Accounts -- Do You Really Need Them?
If you have a mortgage on your property, whether it's for your personal residence or a real estate investment, chances are you have an escrow account. But if you are working on building wealth through real estate, you may want to take a hard look at your escrow account (or accounts, if you own more than one piece of real estate) and decide if you really need it.
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