Time to Buy or Rent Housing

By David Wilkening Conventional wisdom has it that rental housing is throwing money away. But is it really in these times? Not necessarily. It depends in part on where you are located, but in many areas of the U.S. rents are being held down by the dramatic overbuilding of homes and condominiums. In hyper overbuilt… Continue reading Time to Buy or Rent Housing

Finding Money in a Short Sale

By Tony Evans If you’re a homeowner and want to save your credit and eliminate foreclosure proceedings, selling your home through a short sale just might be the ticket. So turn on your computer printer because you’ll want to print this column for future reference. See how the BUZZZ is taking care of you! There… Continue reading Finding Money in a Short Sale

Financial Damage to Top S&L Crisis in U.S.

Financial losses from the credit crunch will top the 1.4-trillion dollars lost in the U.S. Savings and Loan Fraud scandal, according to a comprehensive analysis conducted by Housing Predictor. The dollar damage to the U.S. economy will exceed S&L losses due to widespread growing losses in financial markets by banks, private investors, and millions of… Continue reading Financial Damage to Top S&L Crisis in U.S.

Selling Real Estate without Silent Second Mortgages

By Mike Colpitts In these challenging days of selling real estate “silent second” mortgages are making a quiet, some what frightening, most often times illegal comeback. Silent seconds as they are called in real estate parlance are second mortgages, which are not revealed to lenders and can find the user’s behind bars in the local… Continue reading Selling Real Estate without Silent Second Mortgages

Stealing a House in a Short Sale

By Tony Evans Everybody wants to know how to steal a house, and there are plenty of people trying to these days. Say you’ve missed some mortgage payments and think maybe you’ll be able to “catch up” later on, but you can’t. You call your lender explaining your ‘temporary problem,’ but they can’t think of… Continue reading Stealing a House in a Short Sale

Robbed by the Bank in the U.S. Savings and Loan Scandal

By Leigh Neely It was 1986, the height of the U.S. Savings and Loan Fraud Scandal, and one of the worst years of my life. President Reagan was in office, and his trickle-down economy was getting worse every day. The trickle that had been coming to my house suddenly dried up, and my husband’s business… Continue reading Robbed by the Bank in the U.S. Savings and Loan Scandal

Growing Housing Crisis Reaches 47 States

Propelled by falling consumer confidence, little government intervention, an epidemic of record breaking foreclosures, and growing unemployment the long forecast real estate recession has devoured 47 states leaving them with faltering economies. By and large, the only areas remaining with forecast appreciation in 2008 are local real estate markets that did not experience major booms… Continue reading Growing Housing Crisis Reaches 47 States

Lenders Go Bankrupt as Pigs Get Slaughtered

The Inside Buzzzz Pigs Get Slaughtered as Lenders Go Bankrupt By Tony Evans Of the top 40 mortgage lenders, eight went bankrupt in 2007. So far this year just in California, Attorney General Jerry Brown has shut down seven “bait-and-switch” mortgage companies, including Lifetime Financial. Brown also has the name, address and phone numbers of… Continue reading Lenders Go Bankrupt as Pigs Get Slaughtered

Buyers Get Relief from Swamp Land Law

by Robert Jones A long forgotten law passed in the late 1960s to protect out-of-state buyers from investing in worthless Florida swamp land, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) is now being tested as a way to get condo buyers out of their contracts. The act requires developers building 100 or more units… Continue reading Buyers Get Relief from Swamp Land Law

Finding a Lifesaver in Foreclosure

By Tony Evans Fasten your seat belts folks, it’s going to be a “white-knuckle” flight for a couple paragraphs, then some blues skies and green lights. Chicken Little may be right. H & R Block is unloading Option One Mortgage and its $53 billion sub-prime garbage. Insiders are lamenting that after Bear Stearns cut the… Continue reading Finding a Lifesaver in Foreclosure