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7 Defenses to Foreclosure in Massachusetts

This is a brief overview of various defenses to foreclosure available to homeowners in Massachusetts. Keep in mind that all mortgages and mortgage servicers are different. Regardless, homeowners are protected by certain rights and consumer protection related to the handling of mortgages and foreclosure in Massachusetts....

Provident Funding Settles with Feds on Claims of Predatory Mortgage Lending

Mortgage lender Provident Funding engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination, illegally targeting African-American and Hispanic homeowners, according to a settlement it entered into with the federal government. The U.S. Department of Justice, together with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, filed a complaint and settlement...

Seven Defenses to Foreclosure in Massachusetts

This post provides a brief overview of various defenses to foreclosure available to homeowners in Massachusetts. (Originally posted in abbreviated form by Culik Law here.) 1. Standing to Foreclose - a/k/a "Show Me the Note" For your bank to foreclose, they must be entitled to enforce ...

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...