June 29, 2015


Cary McEntee, 58, of Virginia Beach was charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud. McEntee and his co-conspirators set up a scheme in Michigan, creating fraudulent real estate transactions using ‘straw buyers’ during 2006 and 2007. (A straw buyer is a person wh...

June 24, 2015


There are many reasons to hire a Denver tax attorney, but none hit the mark more than ‘resolution’ and ‘confidentiality’. 


Resolution: A tax attorney is the only source that has the experience in achieving tax settlements and tax negotiations. A Certified Public Accou...

June 22, 2015



Georgia Real Estate investor, David Wedean pled guilty last week for his role in conspiracy to rig bids and commit mail fraud at purchasing real estate foreclosure property auctions. The felony charges against Wedean were filed in April 2015 in the U.S. District Cour...

June 20, 2015


The housing market crash was disastrous, housing recovery is taking longer than it should, and now foreclosure activity is at a 19-month high. Last month, May 2015, foreclosure activity rose again, and has risen a whopping 16% from May 2014. (Foreclosure activity is d...

June 17, 2015

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) just smashed Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and four other banks with huge restrictions due to their failure to comply with the Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) requirements.  The three other banks included in...

June 16, 2015


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued new rules they claim will protect spouses in reverse mortgages.


Before these new rules, if you weren’t listed as a borrower on a reverse mortgage and the spouse d...

June 15, 2015


Analysts are looking at Ohio as a trend to what may happen throughout our nation. Foreclosures are declining but homes being repossessed by the banks are on an upward climb.


In April 2015, the number of homeowners in the central area of Ohio going into foreclosure dro...

June 12, 2015


There is an ambiguous provision in the Colorado state constitution’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights that is forcing a one-day tax holiday on buying pot. This weird conflict in our state constitution is the same law that triggered a refund in the first year of pot sales.



June 10, 2015


Keith Gantenbein, owner and managing attorney of Gantenbein Law Firm, taught a Continuing Education course for real estate agents regarding the new integrated disclosure forms. The CE also covered the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) grace period for th...

June 8, 2015


There’s a collision course coming that will affect millions of homeowners creating hardships as massive as the housing market crash that began in 2006.


There is approximately $265 billion tied up in home equity lines of credits called HELOCs. These HELOCs are coming d...

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