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Unresolved Foreclosure Issues a Problem for Many New Yorkers

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

By Suffolk County Bankruptcy Lawyer, the Law Offices of Allison B. Crain & Associates 

Regional Spotlight—New York ranks third in the nation in the number of homeowners delinquent on their mortgages or in foreclosure, the Mortgage Bankers Association recently reported. In 2013, the number of foreclosures reached a three-year high in the state. Experts speculate that the number of high foreclosures is partially due to a still-sluggish local economy. While the unemployment rate is lower than it has been since the end of the Great Recession, many jobs are lower-paying and the unemployment rate is still higher than it was before 2008.

Delays in processing foreclosures

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Topics: financial worksheet for loan modification, loan modification attorney, new york foreclosure attorney

Lessons in Money Management: What to Avoid

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The importance of money is impressed upon most Americans as soon as we’re old enough to buy candy. But the importance of money management is an entirely different story, says self-made millionaire Mike Finley.

“Think about all that we do to prepare children for the world; we fill them up with things we think are most important for doing well as adults and spend tens of thousands of dollars for higher education, but they never take a class on how to manage personal finances,” says Finley, author of “Financial Happine$$,” which discusses his journey to financial literacy and applying the principles that allowed him to retire from the Army a wealthy man. “Our culture celebrates privacy and self determination, which is why, I think, we don’t want to tell students how they should spend their money, but I think young people are hungry for guidance.”

Seventy-six percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent CashNetUSA survey. That percentage varies with other studies; however, the percentage never dips below at least 50 percent of Americans who have very little in savings, says Finley, whose voluntary night class on financial literacy at the University of Northern Iowa is always packed beyond capacity. Finley identifies your best allies and the voices that do not have your best interests at heart when it comes to money  management:

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Topics: understanding credit, loan modification financial worksheet, mortgage shopping,

What is the New Jersey Notice of Intent to Foreclose?

Posted by Jake Sterling

Monday, April 14, 2014

Foreclosure is a frightening event for struggling homeowners. Should homeowners fail to make their regular mortgage payments, the mortgage lender is able to begin the foreclosure process on the property. However, because New Jersey is a judicial foreclosure state, mortgage lenders must go through state courts for any repossessions. The rules and procedures for this process are listed under The New Jersey Fair Foreclosure Act. The most important of which is the New Jersey Notice of Intent to Foreclose.

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Topics: new jersey foreclosure attorney

Financially Fit: 5 Steps to Get a Handle on Your Credit

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

After countless hours spent holiday shopping, you finally finished. Now, you're faced with the credit card payments as you roll into the new year. While it may have been difficult to keep your finances - particularly your credit cards - top of mind amid the dash from store to store, those payments aren't going anywhere. Managing your credit can seem like a daunting task—but it doesn't have to be. Even if you've blown your budget and maxed out your cards, you can still take control of your credit and become financially fit.

Here are five things you should do right now to help get your credit back on track and sustain your financial reputation all year long:

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Topics: understanding credit, financial worksheet for loan modification, Scam Alert

Valuable Fraud Prevention Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Posted by Jake Sterling

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips to protect yourself against becoming a victim of mortgage fraud.

Be an informed consumer! Be wary of anyone who approaches you with an offer to make "easy money" in real estate. Remember: if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of or accomplices to mortgage fraud. This means:

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Topics: mortgage fraud, Scam Alert, mortgage shopping,

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