It is done. Two hours ago we finally -- finally! -- closed on the sale of our house. It wasn't easy. It's not only taken over two years to sell this p...
Reasonable people would agree that a bank having a history of involvement with fraud and mismanagement (and a recipient of one of the largest bank bailouts) shouldn't be writing bank legislation. Unless, of course, you are the U.S. Congress doing business as usual.
Confronting bullies no matter what size, shape or corporate configuration should be the sworn moral duty of every citizen.
How different are the big Wall Street banks circa 2008 from the loan sharks of the 1970s? Not very. Laura Gottesdiener has written a remarkable book that hits hard against the big Wall Street banks.
It has been a full five years since banks crashed the economy and more than a year since President Obama announced a special task force to investigate big bank crimes. Ever since, homeowners and community members have been fighting for fair and deserved relief and justice.
Reader Question Dear Steve, I would like to know who I could speak to about foreclosures? My bank; Chase has stopped taking payment from me and ha...
The Independent Foreclosure Review process has been an utter disappointment. More than four million families have been waiting for answers since the IFR was instituted in April 2011.
Since 2007, Wall Street has evicted four million families -- approximately ten million people -- from their homes. Millions more are ensnared in ongoing foreclosures.
A recent publication out from the Federal Reserve appears to indicate consumers have learned to cut back on debt, at least for now. The reduction mig...
For months the real estate industry has been complaining about a shortage of homes to sell, an inventory which is too small. Raise down payment requirements and the inventory problem will vanish while home prices will fall. Why? Because there will be fewer buyers in the market looking for homes.
Five years after the near complete financial meltdown of the economy in this country, nothing has really changed. Despite the billions of dollars in settlement fees the banks have shelled out, bad press, and loss of trust, it's pretty much business as usual. Actually, it's more blatant and brazen than ever.
We are wary of used cars salesmen, but how conscious are we of the fact that almost everything we buy is sold to us by a commission-based broker who wins when they convince us to buy more than we came to purchase?
Let's face it. The biggest bank regulator in the U.S. is an abject failure. Worse, it's costing us oodles of money, and not just from bounced checks.
As a long-time fan of professional wrestling I've come to see how much of mortgage servicing resembles what goes on in the ring. Like wrestling the servicing business is full of "works," "gimmicks," "heels and baby faces," so let me explain.
Before she decides to completely give up a career in public service, here are five things that Ashley Judd should know.
Donovan must continue to monitor the progress of the Settlement with its goal in mind: to save families' homes from unnecessary foreclosure. With so few first lien modifications reported by the banks, it is clear that goal is not being achieved.