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Wells Fargo Foreclosing on Florida Man Who Made Mortgage Payments Early

Did you know you could make your mortgage payments early and still be foreclosed on? That’s exactly what happened to a Florida man who says he not only made his loan payments ahead of time, but even paid more than was required each month, and is still being foreclosed on by Wells Fargo.

Posted on May 26, 2013 READ MORE


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Feds Replace Flawed Foreclosure Review With Vague Settlement

The Independent Foreclosure Review was supposed to be a full and fair investigation of the big banks’ foreclosure abuses. But Monday morning, the very regulators who launched the program 18 months ago announced that it had all been a massive mistake and shut it down.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Foreclosure Settlement Ends Investigation Into Banks

Homeowner advocates and some lawmakers are upset that an $8.5 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other banks over improper foreclosures would let lenders off the hook both financially and legally.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE


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Got Credit Card Debt? One Bank May Try to Go After Your Home

Hundreds of California residents are being threatened with foreclosure by a major Canadian bank, but it has nothing to do with missing their home payments.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE



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The Flawed Credit Card Debt Collection Process

Credit card companies are increasingly turning to the legal system in their rush to collect money that is owed to them. But, there now exists a very big problem in this litigious-happy practice—nearly all these lawsuits may be flawed.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 READ MORE



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The Best, Most Revealing Reporting on the Foreclosure Crisis

The U.S. housing crisis has been going on nearly five years, with still regular revelations about misdeeds by banks and others. Here’s ProPublica’s roundup of standout reporting on the crisis.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 READ MORE



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Vacant Houses Outnumber Homeless People in U.S.

There are more than five times as many vacant homes in the U.S. as there are homeless people, according to Amnesty International USA. Since 2007, banks have shuttered about 8 million American houses, almost doubling the previous number, while 3.5 million homeless shiver in the cold.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 READ MORE


Bad Guys of the Foreclosure Crisis

The crisis over faulty or fraudulent paperwork in mortgage foreclosures—which is either a big deal or a humongous deal, depending on which experts you believe—is the fault of arrogant, greedy lenders who played fast and loose with the basic property rights of homeowners.

Posted on Oct 22, 2010 READ MORE


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