August 18, 2017

Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure: Part Three of Three

In my first post of this series we covered how foreclosure works, step by step, and defined some basic real estate terms related to distressed sales. In the second post, we answered questions on preventing foreclosure, negotiating with a mortgage company, and what to do about an adjustable rate mortgage that will soon reset. This post addresses questions on short sales and sifting through … [Read more...]

Commercial Foreclosure: When Can Lenders Foreclose?

I was quoted in The Charlotte Observer in 2009 regarding a $515 million luxury condo, office and retail project in Cornelius, NC that wass being foreclosed upon. Many people are surprised to learn that the developers hadn't missed payments.  Then why the foreclosure?  Because the project wasn't hitting agreed-upon milestones -- the developers hadn't leased enough of the space. This is what is … [Read more...]

Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure: Part Two of Three

In my first post of this series we covered the foreclosure process and defined some basic real estate terms related to distressed sales. In this article I'll cover questions and answers on preventing foreclosure, negotiating with a mortgage company, and what to do about an adjustable rate mortgage that will soon reset. Q: Can I legally prevent a foreclosure? First, there is very rarely any … [Read more...]

Challenge Your Foreclosure?

For struggling homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure, the processing errors admitted to by GMAC and Chase could mean an opportunity to challenge the banks. If you can stomach a bit of crude humor, Jon Stewart sums up the situation rather well. Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Foreclosure Crisis On a more serious note After 40 years of helping families and businesses … [Read more...]

I don’t want to file, but should I?

Some people are not good candidates for bankruptcy, including: Those with too many non-exempt assets; for them, we develop asset planning & protection strategies Those who cannot afford to file bankruptcy Those with no income or who have so few non-exempt assets that they are essentially “judgment proof” Those with finances so complicated by trusts and tax shelters … [Read more...]