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Ocwen Mortgage Massachusetts

Ocwen Ordered to Cease Mortgage Operations in Massachusetts

Ocwen, one of the largest mortgage servicers in the country, faces regulatory action from both the state and federal levels for “failing borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process,” including mishandling mortgage accounts and botching loan modifications. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued...

Consumer Protection Rights

Consumer Protections at Risk of Being Rolled Back; How to Help

The new administration announced plans to roll back consumer protections via an Executive Order. Although the order is vague, it essentially gives the U.S. Department of the Treasury instructions to restructure and limit the Dodd-Frank Act, the law passed to increase consumer protections after the...

Homeowners Cheated of $83M in Mortgage Rescue Scams

The majority of Massachusetts consumers who contact us requesting assistance with loan modification or foreclosure defense have already received numerous unsolicited mail offers from firms promising to stop foreclosure or lower mortgage payments. Unfortunately, many have paid thousands of dollars and received no assistance at...

Bank of America Headed to Trial For Wrongful Foreclosure

In a recent decision on the HAMP loan modification program, a magistrate judge of the US District Court for Massachusetts ruled that homeowners who were foreclosed on while under consideration for a loan modification may proceed with a lawsuit against Bank of America. Bank of America...

My Friend Got a 2% Loan Modification, Why Didn’t I?

My Friend Got a 2% Loan Modification, Why Didn’t I? The simple answer is that every loan modification is different – starting with the mortgage loan you had to begin with. It is likely that the terms of the original mortgage you received are different than...

Politics of the Foreclosure Crisis

Interesting slideshow in the Washington Post with a look at various leaders in Washington involved in the foreclosure mess. From Elizabeth Warren - on the side of the individual with goals like protecting consumers against predatory lending -- from credit cards to mortgages, to Timothy...

Paper Avalanche Buries Plan to Stem Foreclosures (NY Times)

LOS ANGELES — Somewhere on earth, there must be a more difficult task than this: persuading American mortgage companies to lower payments for homeowners who can no longer afford their loans. But as Karina Montenegro struggles to accomplish this feat for a troubled borrower, she...