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FHFA Releases Mortgage Relief Data for July

Since 2008, when they entered FHFA conservatorship, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed a total of 4,916,088 foreclosure prevention actions. The FHFA this week published its latest numbers, which show that: The two GSEs completed 230,198 foreclosure prevention actions ...

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Ohio Courts Add Program to Expedite Settlement Process

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently announced a Mortgage Modification Mediation Program (MMM Program) to facilitate negotiations and expedite the settlement process between debtors and creditors within the bankruptcy proceedings. “The MMM Program shall ...

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Court Ruling: When Can Banks Foreclose?

A legal expert examines a recent decision in Florida where a defendant claimed the foreclosing bank didn’t properly prove the right to foreclose. The Court disagreed, and here’s why.

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Florida Court Reverses Dismissal in Foreclosure Case

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals reversed a judgment of dismissal entered against U.S. Bank and in favor of mortgagor Charles Engle concluding the lower court erred when it held the bank failed to establish a prima facie case for ...

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Appraisals at a Distance

As current and potential homeowners continue to move forward with buying, selling and refinancing properties, it’s important that valuations are done both accurately and safely.  

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Effective Foreclosure Prevention in a Crisis

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These are the lessons that clearly jump out when reviewing foreclosure and home price data in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008 as well as more recent, regional market trauma caused by natural disasters.

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