Hope Now struggles with shady lenders and servicers

Today we see another press release from Hope Now, with another initiative. Bank bailouts, implosion, and stock market news makes one point perfectly clear. Even President Barrack Obama is shunned by some shady lenders. Obama is ignored by shady mortgage servicers. No matter how hard Hope Now actually tries, investors block every attempt to actually …

Those over 50 should not tap 401 (k) plans for foreclosure

There are many people facing foreclosure. The situation is totally unacceptable. The number of older homeowners facing foreclosure, over 700,000 of whom are 50+, means it will be hard to recover in a slowing economy, and the fact that statistics are that high is also totally unacceptable. Imagine working all your life just to see …

Investors prevent mortgage modifications, hurting homeowners

Today, about 80 percent of the $1.8 trillion in troubled mortgage loans belong to investors, according to Deutsche Bank. The rest are considered “whole loans,” held by banks or government-run mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some people might not feel sorry for the investors, but others think investors were mislead about the safety …