Monthly Archives: July 2012

Court rulings depend partly on when the judge last had a snack

SOME JUDGES ARE MORNING JUDGES AROUND the world, courthouses are adorned with a statue of a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales and a sword: Justice personified. Her sword stands for the power of the court, her scales for … Continue reading

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Oregon MERS case Niday

In the Niday v. GMAC case, the Oregon court of appeals ruled against MERS when it overturned the lower court’s ruling. The court’s reversal of a lower judge’s decision negatively effects MERS role as the foreclosing party in the Niday … Continue reading

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America's housing recover leads the economy

America’s economy is certainly in a tender state. But the pessimism of the presidential slanging-match misses something vital. Led by its inventive private sector, the economy is remaking itself (see article). Old weaknesses are being remedied and new strengths discovered, … Continue reading

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Housing touched the bottom- did you miss it?

IT’S TOO LATE TO BUY AT THE BOTTOM The housing market reached it’s bottom somewhere in the year 2010. It’s not going to breach that low mark again, but as always will go up and down.

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10 reasons to still do a short sale this late in the game

The amount needed to pay off your existing loan is known as a short sale. While it isn’t the ideal situation for most homeowners, it can offer a better solution than foreclosure. Due to the housing crisis, many lenders are … Continue reading

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