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Forgotten Second Mortgage

During the height of the great recession six or seven years ago, many of my clients with upside down mortgages opted to simply do what I referred to as the unofficial lien strip, whereby they simply did not make the second mortgage payments,…

Loan modification programs expire December 31, 2016

Unless Congress acts to extend this, which I would consider unlikely in light of improving economy and Congress’ general inability to get things done, the HAMP loan modification program will sunset December 31, 2016. This program helped…

Underwater House Becomes Cash Cow

I have to share an awesome story that I just heard from a former client of mine. When I first met them in October 2014, they were hoping to save their house. But it was worth $310,000, and they had a $394,000 adjustable-rate mortgage on it,…
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How to Maximize Your Time in a House That is Going into Foreclosure by Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Part 4 in a series on how we help people in underwater homes When I talk to someone who is going into foreclosure, I ask them if they want to save their house, and 9 out of 10 people say “yes.” So usually the best way to do that is by way…