Mortgage Robo Signing | Government Lawsuit Against Banks

Mortgage Robo Signing In 2010, it came as a terrible shock to learn that financial lenders, such as bank giants JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, were submitting falsified, unverified or otherwise fraudulent foreclosure paperwork in court. Banks were routinely using affidavits signed by employees who either didn’t review the documentation as […]

Homeowners Bill of Rights | January 2013

As we get closer to January 2013 when California’s new Homeowner Bill of Rights will take effect, we want to make sure you understand your rights and are prepared to take advantage of the benefits. It’s a monumental change to the foreclosure process; California is the first to enact homeowner protections like these at the state […]

Rebuilding Bad Credit

Your credit score isn’t just a number. It is a measuring stick against which lenders, utility companies, landlords and other entities judge your ability to pay for the things you want. The lower your credit score, the more difficult it becomes to secure a loan and negotiate favorable interest rates. People suffering from poor credit […]

Bankrupt | Bankr | Bank rupt

For those unfamiliar with financial struggles, bankrupt is often associated with irresponsible spending. This judgment often leads to the common misconception that those who go bankrupt (bankr or bank rupt). McFarlin LLP knows that this is grossly inaccurate. Loss of job, cut in hours at work, divorce, medical issues and other major personal problems can leave […]

Homeowner Costs: The Unspoken Reality of Hidden & Sunk Costs

Recently, we’ve talked a lot about the hard costs of owning a home. We’ve discussed the costs of borrowing money from the bank, interest rates, mortgages, second mortgages, and the varying value of your investment as the housing market declines and recovers. When faced with the unfortunate prospect of foreclosure, these hard costs are often […]

California: The State of the Housing Market

The end of summer has brought some relatively good news to the housing market. Data shows that home prices are starting to increase, improving conditions for underwater borrowers who owe more on their homes than these properties are worth. CoreLogic estimates that many underwater borrowers have homes that are worth only about 5% less than […]


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