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  • How Long Must One Wait to Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    How Long Must One Wait to Qualify for a Mortgage After Bankruptcy

    The primary purpose for filing a bankruptcy is to obtain a “fresh start”. That is, to be in a position to move forward without the weight of old unsecured debt dragging down ones ability to move ...

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  • What Is a
    What Is a "Lien Strip" and How Does It Work?

    When the real estate market crashed, starting in 2007, we had many homeowners stuck in a situation where their homes plummeted in value so much that there was no equity at all. Thousands of homeowners ...

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  • JP Morgan Halts 50,000 foreclosures
    JP Morgan Halts 50,000 foreclosures

    According to ABC News/Money, JP Morgan has stopped 50,000 foreclosures while it reviews documents for errors. http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=11759376 This decision appears to be the ...

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  • Arizona Short Sale - If bankruptcy is in your future, be careful
    Arizona Short Sale - If bankruptcy is in your future, be careful

    Selling your home “short”… What does this mean and why would you want to consider it? When homeowners sell a home “short”, they are asking the lender to agree to the sale even though they will not be ...

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  • Will Arizonans Be Able to
    Will Arizonans Be Able to "Cram" Down a First Mortgage in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Congress continues to ponder a change to the bankruptcy code that would allow bankruptcy Judges to treat mortgages the way that car loans (older than 2.5 years) are currently treated in a chapter 13 ...

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  • Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Arizona?
    Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Arizona?

    The following are two lists. The first is a list of the most common reasons I encounter in representing clients with debt that force them to use a chapter 13 bankruptcy instead of chapter 7 ...

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