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    California real estate brokers often call us to discuss audits, investigations, and accusations they are facing with the California Department of Real Estate (“DRE”). One of the issues that comes up in audits and investigations is the brokers duty to keep and maintain records of their real es...
07/16/2012
Here is a link to a song I wrote regarding foreclosure blues.  It is not sung or played by me, and the whole song has not yet been recorded, but would love to know if anyone likes it or not! Foreclosure Blues Song  
07/16/2012
THIS IS AN OLDER POST I FORGOT TO PUBLISH A WHILE BACK. Here is a recent video we did on the topic of mass joinder lawsuits and updates.  The California State bar just came down on one of the early firms that started the mass joinder lawsuit craze.  Looks like a bunch of more people are out of lu...
07/16/2012
Hi all and Happy New Year.  May 2012 be the best offer.  For those of you doing short sale, let's talk about this topic.  Does it makes sense to have a short sale lawyer assisting in the short sale process? Here is a list of reasons I feel it is beneficial to have a California real estate lawyer ...
07/16/2012
There was a recent California court of appeals case that came down from the 6th district (San Jose) that discusses a California borrower who sought to set aside a non-judicial foreclosure sale on grounds that the loan (a stated income loan) was unconscionable / illegal (the loan application state...
07/16/2012
This letter addresses hamp scams, trial plan fraud, and breach of contract.  There is language covering the California Legal Remedies Act and giving the loan servicer 30 days to cure their violation. ____________________________________________________________________   To Whom It May Concern:   ...
07/16/2012
FORECLOSURE CASE CHECKLIST – TIPS TO FINDING OUT WHO OWNS THE LOAN?   The following are general guidelines I look to in trying to determine who actually owns the loan.  When it is a MERS loan (check on the first two pages of your Deed of Trust), you know the loan is securitized, and the question ...
07/16/2012
So you are facing foreclosure.  What are your options?  Typical options inlude: 1.  File bankruptcy (Chapter 13 may help save the home from foreclosure if payments can be brought current though an approved chapter 13 plan) 2.  Seek a loan modification (many homeowners take this route and seek a ...
07/16/2012
  The California Department of Real Estate is charged with protecting the public from acts of real estate fraud and malfeasance committed by licensed brokers and salespeople.  There is a "recovery account" set up to help victims of intenetional fraud. Over the past year or so, the DRE has been le...
07/16/2012
                             When a California DRE licensed broker or salesperson faces an administrative hearing involving their license (ex. a hearing to determine whether the broker's license should be revoked or suspended) the California Adiministrative Procudure Act applies.  This is a Prime...
07/16/2012
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