FTC Rule Protects Homeowners From Mortgage Relief Scams

On May 20, 2011, in Foreclosure, by Justin Velthoen

With so many uncertainties, so much legal jargon, and so many documents that require the eye of a licensed professional, navigating the complexities of the foreclosure or short-sale process can be daunting to many homeowners. That – coupled with the desperate nature of people hoping to avoid foreclosure – makes many homeowners prime target for […]

I’m Losing My Home to Foreclosure. What Can I Take With Me?

On May 15, 2011, in Foreclosure, by Justin Velthoen

Often bitter after losing their home to foreclosure, many homeowners look for ways to “get even” with a bank or lender. And one of the most common tactics is to strip a house of anything they can. Literally. While homeowners are fully within their rights to remove any personal property from a home following foreclosure, […]

Protection for Homeowners

On February 22, 2011, in Foreclosure, by Justin Velthoen

Recently, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) came out with a new ruling to protect struggling homeowners. In the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) rule, it is illegal for anybody claiming to offer mortgage relief services to charge advance fees and must now put some disclosures into writing while also making the homeowner aware of any risks […]

Save My House From Foreclosure

On February 5, 2011, in Foreclosure, by Justin Velthoen

Don’t ever let someone charge you for help that should be free! There are plenty of scam artists out there that will try and talk unaware homeowners into paying them for a service that is free of cost.