What Does Corruption Cost You?

On a side note (but not entirely unrelated) from our typical foreclosure, financial industry muckraking, in honor of tax day, this is a good series by Matt Stoller for the Republic Report. Corruption is Why You Can’t Do Your Taxes in Five Minutes Corruption Responsible for 80 Percent of Your Phone Bill  

Mortgage Settlement Spins Bullshit Into Gold

Abigail Field has said it best here, in her article, “Hiding the Enforcement Fraud at the Heart of the Mortgage Settlement.” Some facts, besides enforcement, were apparently so risky to let the audience see, they weren’t included in the complaint though naturally they would have been. That is, the complaint says only something vague about […]

Happy Easter

Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right… ~Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol” “The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can […]

Arizona Appellate Court Discusses Deficiency Protection Following Judicial Foreclosure

Helvetica Servicing, Inc. v. Pasquan, 2012 WL 925566, ___P.3d.____ (Ariz. Ct App. Mar. 20, 2012) This new opinion concerns the deficiency protection afforded a homeowner following judicial foreclosure, ARS 33-729, and applied it to refinancing a construction loan.  Carefully note the court’s rationale regarding the legislative intent and the policies behind deficiency protection for homeowners, because […]