September

Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • Are Judges Trending Pro-Homeowner?

    The New York Times ran an article on Saturday that takes a look at judges that are taking a critical view of banks in foreclosure matters. As one might expect, the cases discussed in the article are from East Coast states--New York and Massachusetts. ...
  • A New Path To Home Ownership

    I just read an article on Dennis Rodkin's blog about Hyperion Homes, a company with a new approach to renting and purchasing homes. Hyperion works with people who do not have the credit to obtain a mortgage. Hyperion does not provide financing. ...
  • A sudden and unexpected serious injury or illness can catch anyone off guard. In fact, this particular scenario inspires more Americans to file for bankruptcy and foreclosure than any other financial difficulty. Medical debt can quickly become ...
  • According to AG Madigan's complaint, the Illinois Attorney General's Office is aware of over 200 complaints from Illinois consumers against Safeguard concerning the removal of personal property from their homes. The entire complaint is worth ...
  • This a guest post written by Associate Attorney Dan McGarry: It happens all the time. Inaccurate information routinely finds its way into the credit file of an unsuspecting consumer. Credit reports contain financial information, including detailed ...
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that she has filed a lawsuit against Safeguard Properties, LLC, alleging illegal eviction practices. This comes as no surprise to me--our firm represents clients that have been the victims ...
  • As anyone who has tried to secure a loan modification can tell you, the process is not easy. On more than one occasion, I have referred to it as "Kafkaesque." While there are some well-intentioned employees in the loss mitigation ...
  • How to avoid becoming a victim of foreclosure scams

    When your debt load has become overwhelming, it can be tempting to panic. It can be tempting to allow your stress, anxiety and frustration to rule your decision-making. This kind of response is both understandable and human. Unfortunately, this kind ...
  • Why You Should Fight Credit Card Lawsuits

    In my experience, when consumers appear in court, they often make bad choices by "doing the right thing." Let me be very clear -- confessing to judgment in a credit card lawsuit is a terrible idea and is absolutely not "the right ...