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The Long Mile Of The Mortgage Modification Business

November 6th, 2018 Comments off

Who is there to Help Those Who are Called to Provide Help? I work at a Foreclosure Defense Law Firm which happens to also engage in the practice of Loan Modifications. I am not an lawyer nor am I here to provide or imply legal advice. The Loan Modification & Foreclosure Defense business has gotten a bad rap due to some rotting apples in the bunch but there are some of us who actually care about what we do.

It’s terrible that myself and others are subjected to the very inaccurate and fictitiously skewed perspectives that is constantly broad casted by the media without conscience to the patriotic men and women who give up valuable time with their own families in an effort to restore stability to families. The Broadcasters as a whole has been quick to tell stories that tell of bad lenders and what were once prominent mortgage lenders now well on their way to becoming cell mates at local and federal correction institutions nationwide.

But what about people like myself, people with a sincere, moral, and ethical motivation to assist their fellow Homeowners in saving their American Dream? It is amazing to see how many of us really do have an impeccable work ethic and are passionate about aiding homeowners in distress.

Not only do we deal with the bad Info of the self serving and often relentless broadcasters but many of us are faced with a tragic and sometimes devastating dilemma, the mortal fact that we are exactly that, we are only human. In my personal experience it has become difficult at times to walk away from my job at the end of the day. Every day at the Law Firm it seems there is a more horrible or unjust case than the last, but still they seem to keep coming, almost as if there were no end in sight. For anyone with a heart or anyone who is truly undaunted in their faith, although it can be spiritually and financially rewarding at times, the Foreclosure & Loan Modification business can become truly draining after prolonged exposure. To the credit of those who possess the inner strength and choose to answer the call of servant leadership, I am writing this to acknowledge the truth behind the old saying “Never judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes.” and to add that “working a day in his suit might not be a bad idea either”.

During the course of our own personal disasters, there is a lot to be said for the idea of taking a marginal step back, and away from the situation or stepping outside one’s self to reflect for a moment that there are many variables in every equation and sometimes all is not what it seems. This is the moral of the story, to better illustrate I will share something with those who took a moment to look a little further into this article. judging my intentions based on my statements is that I and the majority of our clients could actually be considered one and the same if you were to make a generalization or attempt to categorize me.

mortgage What do I mean by that? What I am making an effort to convey is that sometimes it seems like the worst enemy a borrower can have in the courtroom is not the Lender threatening to take back the house and not even the Law Firm representing them. The worst enemy that many Homeowners face while facing a possible or impending Foreclosure is the enemy they find staring back at them in the mirror each day. That enemy is Homeowners themselves, in my experience it seems to be the most common recurrence among cases I have seen during my time working in the Foreclosure Defense industry. Homeowners and in many cases family members alike are so concerned with getting cheated that in reality they wind up cheating themselves. In conclusion I will provide you with the missing material fact which should re-calibrate even the most skeptical perspectives. In approximately 30 days from today I will be going before a judge in an effort to save my own home from a pending foreclosure which I have fought long and hard to overcome. The truth is that was my original reason for getting involved in the industry, I did it to find a solution for the Foreclosure that has been looming like a dark shadow of unknown demise over my own life. You see I too share all the same concerns and all the same fears as so many other American Homeowners do in this country today. You wouldn’t believe how often people misconstrue the sincere empathy and sense of urgency which I often tend to convey. Many misunderstanding what they sense immediately defaulting to the negative which has been cultivated by our society today. This almost automatic defense system has left many Homeowners and their families almost completely defenseless and unable to protect their homes due to their inability or refusal to act. I also have been fighting to save my last and final property that I own and live in. So in final it is with great sincerity that I offer this humble opinion. Never judge a book by it’s cover because it might end up costing you more than you thought it would ever be.

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The Three Big Mistakes of Getting a Debt Reduction Loan (and How Not to Make These Mistakes)

November 4th, 2018 Comments off

If you’re in debt up to your eyeballs, you’re probably on the telemarketers’ list. They call, offering to give you a debt reduction loan. At first, this kind of loan sounds like a dream come true. After all, why wouldn’t you want to lump all your smaller debts into one easy-to-pay loan with a low interest rate?

Any wise man will tell you that you can’t get something for nothing. This is absolutely true when it comes to debt consolidation loans. Although they look good, these loans can be full of traps to snare the unsuspecting person, getting you in more trouble than you already were in. Here are the worst of the traps of getting a debt reduction loan:

Trap #1: You’re treating the symptom, not curing the problem.

The worst aspect of debt reduction loans is that they don’t fix the problems that caused you to be in debt. Instead, they treat the “symptom” of having debt. When you get one of these loans, you just end up with a large loan that you have to make payments on…but you will also acquire new debts when you eventually start to, once again, spend more money than you have.

Any statistician can tell you that the likelihood is high that someone who gets a consolidation loan will wind up with the same amount of debt, or more, in two years or less. And remember, they’re still making payments on their new debt consolidation loan.

Trap #2: Making your unsecured debts into secured debts.

If you have credit card debt, you should know that it is what is called “unsecured debt”. This means that the loan is not backed up by a tangible object, such as your home. Most consolidation loans are what is known as “secured debt”, or debt that is backed up by something valuable, most often the house that you live in.

The main problem with this is that when you can’t pay off your loan (and this is not uncommon), the creditor has the ability to foreclose on your home. On the original debt, the only thing the creditor could do was sue you in a court of law. They couldn’t take your home from you.

What you’ve done to yourself by taking out a secured loan (also known as a “home equity loan”) is to make your home vulnerable to foreclosure. Not too smart of you, was it?

Trap #3: Higher interest rates, not lower.

Even if you dodge the bullet of getting a secured loan by getting an unsecured loan, you’re still gonna get smacked with higher interest rates. This is because your inability to pay off your current debts makes you a credit risk, meaning that anyone who is willing to give you credit is going to charge you a higher interest rate to offset the additional risk.

They may change the loan in different ways, including a longer loan term, in order to offer you lower monthly payments than you’re making right now. However, this means that you will still pay more in the long run for your debts. As somebody who is already in debt, you probably can’t afford to do this.

So, how do you avoid these traps?

You can steer clear of all of these traps by deciding to manage your own debt. Unless you’re already filing bankruptcy, you still have the capability of getting out of debt without resorting to the help of some new lender or a so-called credit counselor. You’ll have to make some drastic changes to your lifestyle, but after you change your lifestyle, you’ll be well on your way to changing the behaviors that got you into debt in the first place.

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Other ways to get out of debt besides bankruptcy

November 3rd, 2018 Comments off

Contrary to what many people believe, bankruptcy is a legitimate way of getting rid of overwhelming debt and getting a fresh financial start. Far too many people avoid bankruptcy out of embarrassment or because of poor advice when it might be the best solution in their situation. Still, declaring personal bankruptcy should not be treated as a casual event, but rather as a serious financial step that has long-term consequences.

By all means, try to get out of debt without filing for bankruptcy. There are many options that you should consider carefully before talking to a bankruptcy lawyer.

So how can you get out of serious debt without actually declaring personal bankruptcy? Well, there are no overnight solutions unless you win the lottery or get an inheritance. (And you shouldn’t count on either of these. If they happen that’s great, but they rarely do.)

It’s important not to panic, and one way to avoid this kind of stress is to simply get the facts. Get together all of your documents so you can calculate exactly how much you owe and compare this to your current income. This might seem unsettling, but it needs to be done.

Are you willing to make some sacrifices in order to get out of debt? In many cases all it takes is some reasonable sacrifices in order to pay off your debt. However, if you couldn’t pay it all off within a few years (even after some changes to your budget), then bankruptcy should be considered.

Have you considered getting an extra income through a part time job or stay at home business? It’s amazing how quickly your debt can be reduced if you have a little extra income that is devoted solely to this purpose.

Working with your creditors may also work to reduce your overall debt load. If the company knows how bad your financial situation is, it may be willing to actually lower the amount of debt that you have to pay or at least work out some sort of repayment plan for the long term. Unfortunately, companies rarely consider these options unless you are really behind and have already damaged your credit. Even then, getting them to agree to a settlement is not that easy.

Of course, you should never make a decision hastily. Instead, discuss your finances with your family and ask a good lawyer about the consequences of bankruptcy.

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How to Make up Your Mind Where to Invest

September 11th, 2018 Comments off

There are several different kinds of investment vehicles on the market, and there are many factors, which you should use to determine where you should invest your money.

Of course, determining where you will invest begins with checking out the various kinds of investment on the market, determining your risk aversion, and determining your investment style and your financial aims.

If you were going to buy a new car, for example, you would do a fair bit of research before taking a final decision and a making a purchase. You would never think about purchasing a car that you had not fully looked over and taken for a test drive. Investing your money works in very much the same way.

You will, of course, learn as much about the investment as possible, and you would want to see how past investors had fared as well. It’s just common sense!

Does researching the stock market and investments take a lot of time? Yes, but it is definitely time well spent. There are hundreds of of books and websites on the topic, and you can even take college level courses on the topic, which is what stock brokers do. If you have access to the Internet, you can actually play the stock market with fake money in order to get a feel for how it all works.

You can make simulated investments in a pretend portfolio often called a ‘Wish List’ and see how they fare. Do a search with any search engine for ‘Stock Market Games’ or ‘Stock Market Simulations’, although almost every online stock broker provides these facilities. It really is a great way to start learning about investing on the stock market.

Other types of investments outside of the stock market do not always have simulators, so you will have to learn about those types of investments the hard way – by reading.

As a potential investor, you should study thing you can possibly get your hands on about investing, but start at the lowest level of investment books and websites to start with, otherwise, you will find that you quickly get confused.

Finally, speak with a financial adviser. Tell her your aims and ask them for their suggestions. This is what they do! A good financial adviser can easily help you determine where to invest your money, and help you set up a plan to reach all of your financial goals. Many adviser will even teach you about investing along the way, so make sure to pay attention to what they are telling you!

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Forex Trading – Your Easy Way to Make Money

August 8th, 2018 Comments off

Today lot of people venture into Forex trading as it brings easy money. With the internet it becomes very easy to deal with the forex market as all transactions can be done through your computer. However one needs to know the basics of forex trading in order to be able to make money. If basics are not mastered one may suffer loss. This avenue to make money involves financial risk due to the unpredictable nature of the trade.

If you would like to venture in to forex trading you must have speculation skills. You should be able to observe, analyze and draw valid conclusions regarding the foreign currency trends. If you learn to have your investment in promising currencies at the correct them then you will be able to make money. Forex trading is similar to the share market in many respects however the risk factor is here is at much lower scale.

One can make money through forex trading in two ways depending on the trading strategy employed. It can be either through short term trading or it can be through long term trading. It is totally up to the individual to decide on their trading scheme at any given point of time.

Those who can spend a considerable amount of time daily on trading will benefit from short term forex investments. With short term forex trading the money invested in one currency is quickly moved to the other currencies that grow stronger without waiting for the primary currency to reach the peak. The trader decides on a smaller percentage of profit before each transaction is made. Short term trading requires an expert make money without loss.

Long term is ideal for beginners who want to make money through forex trading. Here the trader stays with a particular currency that increases in strength and waits until it reaches the peak before any form of exchange is done. Unlike the short term trading, daily transactions does not happen here.

Today, there are literally hundreds of Forex trading training courses available for beginners. These training courses will provide the students with all the basic information regarding the Forex trading and how to avoid risks, handle loss and every thing they need to make money in this field. You will also be introduced to some of the tools those are available in the Forex trading market that can be used to see better profits.

Before venturing into forex trading you should analyze your options so as to ensure that you will not put yourself to financial risks. This is a field that involves certain amount of risk. This should not be made your only or prime source through which you will make money. To start with, forex trading should only be considered as a source of secondary income. It requires a great discipline to stay contented with low profit margins that will allow you to trade safely without risk.

One of the best ways to start is to select a stable currency that grows stronger gradually. As forex trading is dependent on a number of factors, beginners should learn to pay attention to factors those are not that easily evident. The traders should have a specific trading strategy while approaching the currency market to make money. One also should have excellent analysis skills to keep a close watch on the global currency trends. One must not be too hasty to make money through forex trading as soon as they start, they should give themselves some time to learn the trade.

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