Bankruptcy & Your Investment Property

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If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be concerned about the potential fate of any investment or rental property. In large part, what will happen will depend on whether you file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The trustee in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will cancel most if not all of your […]

Avoiding Debt Over The Holidays

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The holidays generally means stretching your budget to the breaking point in order to get the perfect gift for your loved ones. For this reason, it is often considered the season of debt. Many people end up overspending during this time of the year, causing financial pain entering the new year. What follows are some […]

Blog: Bankruptcy & Medical Debt

  Medical debt has driven thousands of Americans into filing for bankruptcy, even more than credit card debt. This is easily understandable considering how expensive even seemingly basic medical procedures can be. This being the case, more and more individuals with high medical debt are asking bankruptcy attorneys whether such debt is dischargeable through filing […]

Can I inherit someone else’s debt?

In some situations, yes, you could be required to pay certain debts a recently deceased individual had incurred. This information can certainly cause anxiety to a person who has already lost someone close to them. You need to know what debts you could be held responsible for so you can adequately prepare for them by […]

New Report: Mortgage Default Risk Remains High

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A new report issued by the American Enterprise Institute indicated that the national mortgage default risk remained high in March, even though it dropped slightly from February. The group’s National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI) measures the percentage of homeowners who would default on their mortgage in the event of another economic crisis. The AEI’s International […]

Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

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Using Bankruptcy to Eliminate Credit Card Debt Have you fallen so behind on your credit card debt that you just cannot get them paid? If so, continuing to struggle is the worst thing that you can do. The way the current debt system is set up by companies is meant to keep you in the […]

California Foreclosure Rates: Good from Far, Far from Good.

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California foreclosure rates are falling from last year but there’s still a long way to go to reach national averages. The state has worked through much of the backlog of foreclosures, with every foreclosure attorney in Los Angeles and Orange County hustling to help distressed homeowners salvage their freedom. There’s still a lot of work […]

Leaner Fannie Mae Regulations Mean Healthier California Home Prices

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A streamlined approach for processing short sales and deed-in-lieu went into affect on November 1. Fannie Mae announced the new measure to help, “stabilize neighborhoods.” This may encourage homeowners looking to avoid or stop foreclosure in Los Angeles and other Southern California markets. Providing a better resource for any Los Angeles short sale attorney, the […]

Is Wall Street cherry-picking housing data to pump up stock prices?

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Clearly Wall Street has an interest in any housing rebound. The question Southern Californians need to ask is, are the realities on the ground consistent with the news? A sustained rebound will create opportunities for a homeowner on prime real estate. It also generates options for any loan modification attorney in Los Angeles and the […]

Instead of winding down, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are growing.

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As recently as August, mainstream news outlets reported that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were to be wound down. The Treasury announced a plan that would return more profits from the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to the federal government and scale back their investment portfolios. Michael Stegman of the Treasury called the initiative, “the next […]