Entries by dave-admin

What Happened To 100% Financing

It’s my pleasure to introduce this Guest Blog Post by Gabe Amey, Branch Manager of HomeLoan Financial. His website is HawaiiVAloans.com which offers a wealth of information. What Happened To 100% Financing by Gabe Amey It looks like the saying “All good things must come to an end” can now be applied to no down payment mortgage […]

Lawyers, On-line Marketing and Business Networking

Being a lawyer means working in one of the oldest professions known to man. Lawyers as a profession have always been resistant to accepting and implementing modern business practices. The last frontier to be accepted by the law profession was advertising. Today, you’ll find lawyer ads in the print media, whether the yellow pages or […]

Massachusetts Foreclosure Help

I’m often asked if there are any state or federal resources to assist people in foreclosure. While the federal government has been very slow to react to the foreclosure crises, Massachusetts does offer some help. On November 29, 2007, Governor Patrick signed a bill called An Act Protecting and Preserving Home Ownership into law.  Provisions of this landmark legislation […]

Massachusetts Homestead Capped in Some Bankruptcy Cases

If you’ve read my newsletter regarding the Massachusetts Homestead, you know the amount of protection afforded by the homestead is $500,000 in equity. Under  the Bankruptcy Code, the homestead is capped at $125,000 (this cap is indexed and adjusted periodically) when the debtor acquires an interest in a homestead property within 1215 days of the […]

Is the United States Heading for Bankruptcy?

      David Walker is the Contoller General of the United States. It’s his job to oversee and audit spending by the United States government. He presents the position that our current standard of living in the United States is not maintainable. He has urged elected officials to review his calculations and take affirmative action to […]

Income and Bankruptcy Under BAPCPA

With the advent of BAPCPA in 2005, debtors must now meet either a median income test or means test to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy case. In essence, the debtor’s household income for the six months preceding the filing of the case is counted and annualized. If it is less than state median income for […]

Debt Relief Defeated

The U.S. Senate voted today to table the Senator Durbin’s amendment to the “Foreclosure Prevention Act”. The amendment would have allowed cramdown of mortgages on primary residences in bankruptcy. Cramdowns are debt repayment plans paying creditors less than the full amount owed. Here’s a press release distributed jointly by the  Civil Rights, Consumer and Housing […]