New Mortgage Rules to go into Effect

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stemming from the 2010 Dodd Frank Act, was implemented for the purposes of educating the borrowing public and to ensure that future extensions of credit are suitable for the borrower(s). On January 10, 2014 a new set of standards will go into effect targeting the mortgage industry, specifically the origination […]

Stripping Unsecured Junior Liens

On or about January 17, 2012, Sadek Law Office filed an adversary proceeding against a major mortgage servicer for among other things, stripping a wholly unsecured junior mortgage lien. The subject real property at issue was valued less than the first mortgage amount of $180,000.00 thereby deeming the second mortgage lien as “wholly unsecured.” Through […]