Recent Posts in foreclosure help Category

66 results found. Viewing page 1 of 3. Go to page 1 2 3   Next

Reasons to Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney

As soon as you are served with a foreclosure notice, you should consult a Chicago bankruptcy attorney. A Chicago foreclosure attorney can help you delay the foreclosure process through a Chapter 7 ...
Continue reading "Reasons to Hire a Foreclosure Defense Attorney" »

How can our law firm help protect your home?

If you are currently at risk of losing your home to foreclosure, the first thing that you need to do is contact a foreclosure defense attorney from our law firm. Our firm is known for providing ...
Continue reading "How can our law firm help protect your home?" »

Sinking Incomes No Help for Underwater Homeowners

In discussing the thousands of Illinois homeowners needing foreclosure help throughout the week, we concluded on Wednesday by noting the benefits of filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy for homeowners who are ...
Continue reading "Sinking Incomes No Help for Underwater Homeowners" »

Foreclosures Pushing Down Home Values, Nearly 250K Underwater

On Monday, we discussed some of the options available to the thousands of homeowners in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois needing foreclosure help. This crisis affects entire neighborhoods, ...
Continue reading "Foreclosures Pushing Down Home Values, Nearly 250K Underwater" »

Illinois AG Calls Attention to Foreclosure Assistance Programs

This astonishing interactive map from WNYC uses data from real estate information company RealtyTrac to display foreclosure rates by county across the United States. You can press play to see how the ...
Continue reading "Illinois AG Calls Attention to Foreclosure Assistance Programs" »

New Study Says Equipping Mortgage Servicers Better Could Have Prevented 800K Foreclosures

We spent much of last week discussing options for Illinois homeowners in need of foreclosure help, and on September 20, 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported that 800,000 foreclosures "could have been ...
Continue reading "New Study Says Equipping Mortgage Servicers Better Could Have Prevented 800K Foreclosures" »

'Hidden Time Bomb' Could Leave Thousands of Homeowners with Hefty Tax Bill

We mentioned on Wednesday that one benefit of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the elimination of tax liability on a mortgage deficiency. However, the Los Angeles Times reported on September 7, 2012, ...
Continue reading "'Hidden Time Bomb' Could Leave Thousands of Homeowners with Hefty Tax Bill" »

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Should Know Three Benefits to Chapter 7

On Monday, we discussed Illinois having the highest foreclosure rate in the nation in August and talked about some of the benefits that a Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers for homeowners needing ...
Continue reading "Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Should Know Three Benefits to Chapter 7" »

Foreclosure Filings Increase Nearly 150 Percent from Last Year

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on September 13, 2012, that Illinois had the highest foreclosure rate in the country in August as foreclosure filings going through court were up 148.6 percent from a ...
Continue reading "Foreclosure Filings Increase Nearly 150 Percent from Last Year" »

FTC Complaints About Debt Collectors Have Increased 73 Percent Since 2008

This video is another segment from the March 2009 Dateline NBC story on debt collectors that we posted on Wednesday. In that blog post, we also discussed one of the victims of aggressive debt ...
Continue reading "FTC Complaints About Debt Collectors Have Increased 73 Percent Since 2008" »

Homeowners in Foreclosure Demand Moratorium on Evictions

More than 100 residents called on Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to place a one-year moratorium on foreclosure evictions during a community meeting ...
Continue reading "Homeowners in Foreclosure Demand Moratorium on Evictions" »

Proposed Ordinance Could Help Renters, Reduce Vacancies

The video above is a CBS News segment from nearly one year ago discussing the problems foreclosures have caused in Chicago neighborhoods. As we have been discussing this week, foreclosure remains an ...
Continue reading "Proposed Ordinance Could Help Renters, Reduce Vacancies" »

The Underwhelming Results of Foreclosure Outreach

The video above features then-Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley discussing outreach and legislative initiatives aimed at providing foreclosure assistance to thousands of struggling residents in the city. ...
Continue reading "The Underwhelming Results of Foreclosure Outreach" »

How a $140 Sewer Bill Could Cost New Jersey Plumber More Than $50,000

If it was not surprising enough for 60-year-old Dominick Vulpis and his wife to learn last December that they had lost their home to foreclosure, imagine the shock when they learned exactly why: a ...
Continue reading "How a $140 Sewer Bill Could Cost New Jersey Plumber More Than $50,000" »

Famous Bankruptcies: Mike Tyson

A former heavyweight champion who amassed roughly $400 million over two decades and could once command $30 million for a night's work, Mike Tyson ultimately had to file bankruptcy in 2003. The New ...
Continue reading "Famous Bankruptcies: Mike Tyson" »

Closet? R. Kelly's Whole Estate Trapped in Negative Equity

When recording artist R. Kelly was hit with a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit on his mansion 30 miles outside of Chicago in July, WMAQ-TV reported it was a strategic foreclosure. The value of the ...
Continue reading "Closet? R. Kelly's Whole Estate Trapped in Negative Equity" »

Feds Suing Chicago Over Controversial Ordinance

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is suing the city of Chicago over its ordinance making mortgage creditors liable for the upkeep of vacant properties, the Wall Street Journal reported on ...
Continue reading "Feds Suing Chicago Over Controversial Ordinance" »

Bankruptcy Will Not Cost You Your Credibility

When 46-year-old Ginger White became the latest woman to accuse former presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual impropriety, she told the New York Times in a story published on November 29, 2011, ...
Continue reading "Bankruptcy Will Not Cost You Your Credibility" »

Will Changes To HARP Change The Number Helped?

As the Obama administration’s revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) goes into effect this month, the latest version will offer some key changes that should make it more attractive to ...
Continue reading "Will Changes To HARP Change The Number Helped?" »

Foreclosure Holds Housing Market Hostage

After five consecutive months of increases, home prices in Chicago and across the nation fell in September from August, according to a Medill Reports story published on November 29, 2011. The ...
Continue reading "Foreclosure Holds Housing Market Hostage" »

Five Tips To Help You Land Your Dream Job

One of the most common reasons why homeowners around the country need foreclosure help has to do with employment. Anybody who has been out of the workforce for any period of time knows that being ...
Continue reading "Five Tips To Help You Land Your Dream Job" »

Will More First Mortgage Defaults Lead To More Foreclosures?

Chicago saw the largest increase in first mortgage default rates as the rate for the country rose from 1.99 percent to 2.08 percent in October, United Press International reported on November 15, ...
Continue reading "Will More First Mortgage Defaults Lead To More Foreclosures?" »

Madigan Should Not Settle Until Robo-Signing Really Ends, County Recorder Says

Winnebago County Recorder Nancy McPherson is one of a dozen county recorders collecting evidence of mortgage document fraud for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and she told the Rockford ...
Continue reading "Madigan Should Not Settle Until Robo-Signing Really Ends, County Recorder Says" »

New Employment, Construction Reports Offer Hope

There were a couple signs of hope for the economy as new claims for jobless benefits hit a seven-month low and permits for future home construction rebounded strongly in October, Reuters reported on ...
Continue reading "New Employment, Construction Reports Offer Hope" »

With Copays Rising, Is Bankruptcy Your Best Medicine?

One of the most common reasons homeowners are finding themselves needing foreclosure help is the cost of medical bills. People already struggling through hard times to pay for medication may have to ...
Continue reading "With Copays Rising, Is Bankruptcy Your Best Medicine?" »
66 results found. Viewing page 1 of 3. Go to page 1 2 3   Next
Start Your Questionnaire

Categories

How may we help you?

Schedule an appointment today.

Why Choose Us?

  • You can meet with an experienced law Partner in the Firm not some associate.
  • We concentrate in foreclosure defense and bankruptcy so we have more options to offer you then other attorneys
  • We also represent individuals in Chapter 11's that offer better loan workout and restructuring options then Chapter 13 and most bankruptcy lawyers do not know how to do it.
  • We offer a free no obligation consultation where we will discuss your option or options, tell you the pros and cons of each one, the fees and costs and help you make an informed decision. There can be more then one solution!
  • We offer affordable payment plans and fixed fees in most cases.