Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's time to open your junk mail!!!

Federal Government will be reviewing foreclosures initiated by several banks, including Chase, Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, HSBC and a few others, from January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. Between 11/01/2011 and 12/31/2011, homeowners, whose homes were in a foreclosure process during 2009 and 2010, will receive letter and forms from the Federal Government. If you would like the Federal Government to review your loan you will have to fill out the required paperwork and mail it in by April of 2012. Even if you house was sold or auctioned off, or your loan settled, you will still qualify for this program!
Check out:,0,5471035.story

Friday, October 28, 2011

More on student loans, can I repay them?

Is it really college education really worth it? This is the question being asked by many high school graduates, along with, how will I be able to repay the student loan?
The new Obama initiative, might make it a little easier to make up your mind:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Are student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy?

This year along, the debt on the student loans has gone out of control. With unemployment on the rise, what are the chances that these kids will repay these student loans in the next 10 years?????
Read this article

So, to answer the question of whether or not the student loans are dischargeable, I will simply say "They are not." Although, that is not completely accurate, it answers correctly the 99% of the questions. However, there is that 1% percent of cases, where student loans might become dischargeable and believe me, you do not want to be in that 1%. To discharge student loans in bankruptcy, one has to show that he or she is suffering such great financial hardship, which will not change at any foreseen time.

Friday, October 7, 2011

So much for loan modification help, most of the money goes unspent.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

President Obama stated on Tuesday that "No one has an inherit right to make a profit." What happened to capitalism?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Home foreclosed, but the Debt remains. Can the bank take more than your home?

Reflection of our economy: the Diaper sales are down, really?

Bank of America to shut down its lending division

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

US sues most major banks over bad mortgages

US or Federal Housing Finance Agency, sued major banks, including Bank of America, Citigroup Inc, etc. over packing bad mortgages into securities and selling them to the US government. This comes after US gave a huge bail out, only several years ago, to those same Banks, to get them out of the trouble of bad mortgages. Seems ironic, isn't? Now, that the Bank industry is suffering, as one of the worst industries in the world, the US government decides to get their money back. What will the Bank's do????
Read more at,0,5699337.story

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

US Foreclosure rate drops, Illinois foreclosures still in the top 10

US foreclosure filings dropped 35 percent last month, lowest in almost four years. But this does not mean that the real estate market has recovered. The foreclosure decline began when the attorney general started investigating a practice called " robo-signing, " in which bank's employees signed affidavits without any knowledge of the cases at hand. Therefore, bank put the foreclosures on hold, attempting to come up with new affidavits. However, as soon as these affidavits are available, it is possible that the foreclosure rates will go back up.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Countrywide refunds money

If you are one of the lucky few who had a mortgage with Countrywide Home Loans, Inc between January 1, 2005 and July 1, 2008, you will be happy to know that pursuant to a recent FTC settlement, you will be a receiving a check in the mail. Countrywide is mailing 450,177 refund checks worth almost $108 million dollars to homeowners who were allegedly overcharged certain illegal fees.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Avoiding Foreclosure

If you, among many others, failed to make monthly mortgage payments and are now facing a possibility of being kicked out of your home, there are still many things you can do to keep your house. LOAN MODIFICATION: although a very difficult and time consumming process, filing for a loan modification can definetely improve your chances for staying in your home. if you are approved for a loan modification, the bank will dismiss the foreclosure proceedure against you in Court and give you a second chance at making it work. BANKRUPTCY: Chapter 13 can help you keep your home, even after a judgment of foreclosure has been entered against you in court. Chapter 13 is a difficult legal process and should be done with an assistance of a knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney. SHORT SALE: will not help you keep your home, but will steer you away from foreclosure. I am short on time, but will attempt to describe each one in detail soon. Good luck