Resources

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Watch videos about homeowners who may be in a similar situation as you. Hear how they were able to resolve the issues they were having with their mortgage and got help to avoid foreclosure. Also watch videos of housing counselors and hear the advice they can give to homeowners just like you.  The videos on this site depict real homeowners talking about their personal experiences in getting help with their mortgage, or show real housing counselors providing homeowners with mortgage assistance. Many homeowners have achieved similar results but individual results vary depending on multiple factors such as property value, income, credit, work situation, etc.

http://knowyouroptions.com/find-resources/information-and-tools/videos

Monday, November 4th, 2013

In April, Lee launched a beta version of Caseflex, a Web application that takes the little absurdities of the PACER experience and does away with them. Users who sign up can now have certain cases tracked automatically; they'll be notified of any new documents rather than having to search the system manually to find out if a docket's been updated. Once a PDF has been downloaded once, it gets automatically saved in Caseflex's cloud storage and becomes available for free to other users.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/09/13/getting-court-documents-shouldnt-be-like-pulling-teeth-this-startup-agrees/

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
 
In 2013, our nation stands at a crossroads. We are still in the midst of the worst foreclosure crisis we have ever experienced. The successes, failures, and missed opportunities of HAMP provide a roadmap for a way out of the current crisis as well as a way to prevent its repetition. With up to 10 million homes at high risk for foreclosure in the next several years, we need uniform, strong, enforceable national mortgage standards now. The delay has cost trillions of dollars. But we can still seize the moment to transform the system of mortgage servicing from the chaos that currently reigns. We can protect homeowners, communities, and investors. But the government must act now. 
 
Monday, November 4th, 2013

I recently stumbled on this excellent compendium of more than 300 books on the financial crisis.  It also includes a list of 25 or so books that predicted the crisis, as well as a useful link to an annotated list of individuals who can be given credit for predicting various aspects of the crisis.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/2013/09/crisis-books.html

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

A.1: Foreclosure Prevention Intake Form

A.2: Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Checklist

A.3: Sample Authorization to Release Information

A.4: Sample Request for Information from Loan Servicer

A.5: Sample Qualified Written Request Under RESPA

A.6: Homeowner’s Checklist for Avoiding Foreclosure

http://www.nclc.org/issues/sample-document-and-practice-aids.html
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